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The best self-help book since Stephen Covey
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2021
In my opinion this is the best self-help book since Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.No hacks, no shortcut to nowhere but a comprehensive and systematic manual for living and flourishing as an authentic human being.
The book does a great job at mapping the science of self-discipline ( theory, principles and practices ) with a commitment to clarity and practicality , the author reminds us that self-discipline is the how and not the why.
The book goes further than offering a set of tools and techniques (don't worry, they are all there). Skillfully Dienstmann helps me (the reader) identify my deepest values which translates in my fundamental aspiration (bliss, dharma), so no tough talk about willpower , no pushing to keep climbing the ladder to find out it's against the wrong building. Self- discipline as the author tells us is about self-respect and self respect is the driving force to self actualization. The choice is simple to live a designed life or a conditioned one. This is the journey of a lifetime and now there is a guide book you can trust to get there.
The book is very well organized like a textbook (or a great travel guide) if I would recommend reading the whole thing it is not necessary since the table of content is comprehensive and easy to navigate, at the end of every chapter you will find a "Key Points" section that summarize as bullet points the substance of the chapter.
I have really enjoyed this book and I know it will be a companion for many years to come.