Saturday, November 20, 2010

Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts

Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts
By John-Roger & Peter McWilliams
Prelude Press, 1991. 494 pgs. Nonfiction.

This is a terrific motivational resource. Whether you're just starting out in life or have already sailed through most of it, here is a collection of brief snippets--mostly advice on how to live our dreams. The information is organized in 6 broad categories: Why We're Not Living Our Dreams, Built for Success, Discovering and Choosing Our Dreams, Becoming Passionate About Your Dream, Doing It, and Living Your Dreams. This is a light read, with every other page containing a single quote (or occasionally two), such as this one from Reggie Leach, a retired hockey player: "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." Or the quote from a former Librarian of Congress, Daniel J. Boorstin: "The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance--it is the illusion of knowledge."


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