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Make Success Your Way of Living – #BookReview

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One day my boss (an extremely professional man with many success stories to his credit) reached office in an extremely flustered mood. I pensively inquired about what the matter was. He hassled to set up his laptop on his work station and replied without looking up at me, ‘This is too much for me.’

My eyes flared up wide and I waited for him to continue.

He then met my eyes and said exasperatedly, ‘This is too much of anticipation and action for me as a new father.’

I shrunk my eye brows in suspicion, ‘Boss! You’ve been a father for two years now.’

My boss replied instantly, ‘Yes! But I am a new father to a two year old. I have no idea how to handle a hyperactive toddler. And he comes up with a new antic every day. What am I suppose to do?’

The conversation changed route after that, but the idea of ‘a new father to a two year old stuck with me.’ Isn’t life like that for everyone. Whether it’s a student, a working professional or a home-maker; it could be about studies, work responsibilities or relationships.  The dynamics keeps changing every now and then. Unpredictable! Yet, so many of us struggle with every changing phase of life – from teenager to young student, student to professional, single to married and so on. Most of us find such comfort in the known while the unknown leaves us perplexed and disheveled.

Well for those who find themselves struggling with the uncertainties of life and those around us, those who are engulfed in self-doubt at any turn of events in life,  blogger and writer Ravish Mani’s ‘Make Successs Your Way of Living’ is a must read.

Lately I have been reading a lot of about how ‘energy follows thought’, and Ravish’s book comes to me like a gospel that reaffirms my belief in this theory. The good part is that Ravish hasn’t taken the preaching path; instead he has brought in numerous stories, folklores and examples to make his point.

The author not only touches upon various topics such as success, attitude, action that mold sour lives positively, but also elaborates on some trend breaking concepts related to self-doubt and fear that can actually help us enhance our creativity.

This book comes to me at a time when I am struggling with self doubt not as a mother, daughter or a wife, but as an individual in general. I often find myself pondering upon the question about the purpose of my existence. I feel so much unrest while I wonder why things are the way they are in my life.  Well Ravish’s book has given me enough food-for-thought in terms of how even this doubt is both futile and necessary at the same time. If someone is facing more hurdles in life, it only means that a person is on his path of growth and evolution. Tests of life are meant to make one grow, and so we ought not to be discouraged by them.

I had literally stopped reading self help books around 12 years back when I decided that no one book can provide a general recipe of happiness and success that would be applicable to all mankind. But lately again and after reading this latest happiness manual, I have realized one thing. It’s that, that, ‘ The recipe of happiness and success is in fact the same. It lies in following some virtues whole heartedly and shedding ones ego and other inhibitions.’  Every self help book is an effort by those who have found a unique way to understand and follow these virtues.

In that sense, Ravish too has made a very sincere effort of bringing some eye-opening yet simple concepts of life to the fore-front. I really appreciate his initiative to spread the message of happiness and success through his book.

My Verdict

Ravish’s writing style is simple yet he makes impact with his examples and theories of good living. He does a good job of giving the reader a good amount of food for thought for better living. While I believe that one cursory read cannot do justice to any self-help book, one must make use of this free downloadable and give it atleast one shot. I am sure you wouldn’t be able to keep yourself away from the book then. You will definitely need to go back to it, to understand the deeper meaning of how changing your life is in your own hands.

For Content – 4/5

For Writing Style – 3/5

The book is available for download for free at . Go grab your copy today and re-affirm your self-worth and your dreams.

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Geethica Mehra December 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm

I also include my experiences on my blog to show how life revolves. I would certainly want to read this one and learn what the author has to say.

Mahak @babyandbeyondin December 22, 2017 at 11:16 am

I haven’t read any self-help books myself but I like the idea that this book is based on good living and talks about success in terms of happiness rather than wealth, power or position.

Aesha Shah December 22, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Self help books gives the much needed support when one feels disillusioned, thankfully whenever I felt so, writing has helped me. But your review does make me interested to read this one.

Vidhi Duggal December 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm

It seems to be an interesting book and worth reading too. I am surely gonna reach out for it.

Anjana December 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Sounds like a great book! Can’t remember the last time I picked one! Have to get back to reading!

Anchal December 24, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Have been looking for a good book to grab. Will check this one out.

Amrita December 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm

That’s a good book for helping find a way to be successful.lEnjoyed reading the review,Success is a way of life and has to be a habit .

Nayantara Hegde December 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

This book seems to be just what I need now that the year is about to end and I need to ponder about the path I have treaded till now and the way ahead in the new year. Will look it up. So glad its available for download.

Khushboo December 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

I am generally wary of self help books becuase it’s mostly preaching. The fact that this book has stories and folklore a makes me want to go and download the book right away. Will check this out and add this to my to-read list

Deepa December 26, 2017 at 7:04 pm

This looks like a good read. I think we all go through this self-doubt phase at some time. Would love to read this bok.

Kinshoo Agrawal January 5, 2018 at 8:11 pm

The book seems interesting and inspiring. The concept is so much relevant and everyone can relate to it. Thanks for sharing.

Disha Bhandari January 8, 2018 at 1:28 pm

I am someone who does not pick up a self help book when I need one. The review pushes me to ponder upon my choices.


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