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Our value is not in how many goals we crush
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2019
There are many, many good points in this book and I absolutely loved some of them. However, I was deeply disturbed by the underlying message. I believe it is completely unintentional and that the author wants nothing but to help people. It appears, though, that she has been finding her value and identity in her accomplishments. It seems like an addiction to her that she is using to numb negative emotions. Yes, accomplishing thing is a wonderful feeling, but it should not be the purpose of our lives.
Who we are, how we live out our beliefs and values, how we love others and ourselves... these are the things that matter. Crushing goals has no lasting value and while we're busy accomplishing that, we are often missing out on relationships, growth and the deeper things in life. The high from accomplishments distracts us from what matters.
Yes, take away some of the handy tips and tricks for when you're stuck, but look into Brene Brown ("The Gifts of Imperfection" specifically) for a much healthier foundation from which to "create a life you love" rather than following the author into unhealthy numbing.