Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Have you ever wondered why you were created? Have you ever wondered what you are here to accomplish? Do you wish to know what you would do if you could be the best in the world at doing it?
A whole new stream of thought is opened by Cooke in this book when it comes to life planning. Knowing and discovering your one big thing is important but only the first thing. Adding value to your purpose is also important.
In twelve chapters and an epilogue Cooke presents a challenge to the reader to explore and discover the purpose that only they have that can influence the world around them. With influence will also come passion. With passion comes credibility.
I found this book to be quite interesting. It covers an area in life that very few of us want to think about. We accept things as they are not realizing that maybe there is a greater purpose for us being here.
It presents a challenge for the reader to do something about his present state. Cooke wants a person to be active not passive in life.
The information was presented in a digestible manner. I would recommend this book for everyone who wants to explore the possibility that there is a purpose for existence.
That means everyone.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
When a person is allowed to touch you in a way that he or she shouldn't, a boundary has been broken or was never set in place. Everyone has the right to say no. When it comes to your skin, for example, no one but you and those who you allow to touch you has the right to do so.
A boundary is how far you let a person go, A boundary is a limit.
In this book Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend help you see and set up boundaries. Boundaries also limit our actions. You have to know when to say yes and when to say no and take control of your life. Boundaries help in this process.
Boundaries are not just physical. They are also emotional and spiritual. The complete person.
The problem is that we are afraid of hurting someone if we say no. That should be the most distant thing from our mind. We must see ourselves as being important and also an individual. It is our right to be on one hand free and on the other hand to have limits to our action. Just as we are an individual so is the other person.
I recommend this book for everyone.