Yes, I’m aware of the obvious and blatant misspellings in the title. I just thought I’d give myself permission to do that.
This is the third book I read from a friend. As I promised at the beginning of the year, I decided to stop lying to my friends at Toastmasters and decided to read their books. First, it was Tracy, who I met about five years ago, and since the beginning, I said, “Oh, yeah, I’m gonna read your book!” but I never got to it. Then there is Elizabeth, who gave me a copy of her book about two years ago and I never even read the intro.
I am such a bad friend.
But those two books are read and back on the shelf. I enjoyed them. I started January with Tracy’s, finished Elizabeth’s in mid-February, and now I am done with Priya’s Give YourSelf Permission To Live Your Life.
I have always said that fiction books are my favorite, but there is something unique about non-fiction. I like to think of it as a brief journey back to my roots, where the core of my believes about personal development lies. Reading Priya’s book, I felt like the time I reconnected with my high school friends. They reminded me of who I was, in a time when I felt like forgetting about the man I see in the mirror every day.
I like to think I have my feet firmly set on the ground, but I have my doubts, like anyone else. Priya’s book reminded me that I should not focus on those doubts.
There is a horizon ahead of me. Sometimes it might feel as if I hadn’t accomplished anything because I look at the same view every day. But what I have to realize is that I am looking at the same view from higher up on the mountain.
Thank you, Priya. Keep up the good work.