There are a lot of great books out there. Brian Johnson created Philosopher's Notes (summaries of some of the greatest books in history), in part, because there are so many books out there and not enough time to read them. But, after reading The Motivation Manifesto, I realized that this was one book I would recommend reading in full.
Why Did I Like The Motivation Manifesto?
First, I like the way Brendon Burchard stood his ground and created a book that he wanted to create. You can read about that on Forbes here.
But, why would I recommend this book? Because I personally believe it has the power to change lives and even - possibly - the world.
It is a book of fact.
It is a book that contains information that we probably all know on some level.
But, it serves as a reminder that we are great, have great potential, and should spend the time we have here living up to that potential.
At the end of the book, I wanted to live up to my potential and make the world a better place. There were other things I wanted to do too.
I wanted to be nicer to people
I wanted to live in the moment more
I wanted to get busy taking action on the things I want
I wanted to turn off my TV and stop wasting my time watching shows like the Kardashians
I wanted to live my life and stop watching other people live theirs
I wanted to break through my fears and start GOING FOR IT!
That's a short list, but as you can tell, I felt motivated!
Basically this book made me want to be a better person and help create a better world, and that is why I recommend The Motivation Manifesto to YOU.
If everyone can feel that empowered, that motivated, and that excited after reading this book, then this world could be in for a few POSITIVE changes!
What Is The Motivation Manifesto?
It is a book that talks about how we are meant to be free and how our fears hold us back from our freedom. And, it shows us how to get motivated.
"The sustaining choices of motivation are thus attention and effort." - Motivation Manifesto
It goes through 9 declarations that are more than just declarations. It's like you have your own personal coach talking to you and hyping you up to live your best life.
The declarations remind you of what is important in life and why they are important.
When I was almost done the book, I knew that I was going to put these 9 declarations somewhere near my work space to remind me of who I am and who I want to be.
The book reminds you of what this world is lacking and what it needs to become great.
On a personal level, my husband was having a hard time letting go of a negative job as I was reading this, and I was able to give him a lot of insightful tips (thanks Brendon!) that motivated him to once and for all get out of a job that was causing him stress and pain and ill-health, and get onto doing what he really wants to do in his life.
"We mustn't live in the darkness of our doubts, the shadows of the joyless, or the clutches of the energy vampires." - Motivation Manifesto
Not Many People Have Regreted Reading It
Worried that it may be a waste of your time to read the book? I have not seen too many negative reviews about The Motivation Manifesto.
I did see some reviews on Amazon that made me wonder what the motivation was behind them. For instance, one of the reviewers who gave it 1 star said, "I tried the 9 steps to claim my personal power and it just didn't take." She wondered why the steps couldn't be reduced, maybe to 5 steps, and she also stated that when she discussed it with her Sex Addicts Anonymous group they helped her understand it more. It sounds like a fake review, right? It has to be. But why on this book? Why waste your time writing such a nonsense review on a book that has the power to do good in the world. If this person actually took the time to read the book and implement it, maybe they could take their talent for writing nonsense and actually help or inspire other people.
The other 1-star review said to sum up the book, you should face your fears and live life they way you want it. I can tell you that the book is not summed up by that sentence. Not even close.
In the end, I believe it is a book that will benefit your life in a positive way. It may even change the direction of it altogether, and in turn affect the world in a very positive way. So, yes, I think this book has the power to change the world.
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