Choose the best version of yourself

Choose the best version of yourself

BETTING À DAY

If you are one of those who want to change completely by taking a new direction in life, author Brian Tracy invites you to take inspiration from the phoenix that knows how to rise from the ashes. It's a way of thinking to fly towards your dreams, even if sometimes it seems unattainable. 

For author Brian Tracy, originally from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, it is possible to live the life you want and transform yourself. Now living in California, having become an international speaker, the author who has written no less than 80 books, translated into a dozen languages, proposes to be reborn, both personally and professionally, in just 12  steps.

To get there, we must, among other things, focus on what we want, remain optimistic, set goals, organize our time effectively, be very disciplined while working on this that brings you joy.

You probably already knew that. But in addition to this there are other essential factors, including interpersonal qualities, which are mentioned much less often. For example, learning to use your influence, having an exemplary attitude, being honest and being loved by others are essential qualities for success in life. 

Often, small gestures are enough, like showing others how important they are, even if they're at the bottom of the ladder. The author shows how every gesture counts to become a respectable person that you will want to be around and in whom you will trust.

Become a millionaire

The author is aware that a large majority of individuals wish to become rich and he believes that this is possible, under certain conditions, starting with giving the best of oneself. Certainly, it will not happen by magic, important work must be done, nevertheless it is possible.

As an indication, in 1900, the author recalls that in the United States, there were 5,000 millionaires who started from scratch. In 2008, this number rose to 9.6 million. And the number of millionaires keeps growing. Thus, creating wealth is possible and this book is full of equally interesting examples. 

Back to basics

Already sold more than 500,000 copies in its original version, this book, now available in French, reads like a long poem challenging the reader on subjects affecting anyone who would like to access peace and happiness. The author, Yung Pueblo, wishes that each human being could interact differently by showing greater wisdom. He feels that too many people don't know how to appreciate themselves, which becomes a burden over time. This burden disrupts life, creates imbalance and leads to disease. According to him, healing begins with acceptance and culminates in letting go. We are all, at one time or another, caught up in a twist of fate. When misfortune occurs, it stays with us as long as we cling to it emotionally. The author also expresses the importance of taking a benevolent look at oneself and at others. It is this benevolence that engenders happiness. Even if the author seems too idealistic, the fact remains that this book makes you think about the meaning of life, about the trials as well as the joys.

Secret longevity

The Chinese author, Nan Huai-Chin, who died in 2012, considered a master of Chinese Buddhism, who also practiced Taoism, and who wrote about thirty books in this field, offers keys to maintaining longevity. Mainly, he invites us to find peace of mind through meditation, offering techniques different from those we usually see. Solely to achieve inner calm, it has 96 different techniques of sitting practice. He reminds us that meditation brings deep tranquility which manifests itself in a beneficial balance for both body and mind. This harmony has a direct impact on our physical and mental health. To gain longevity and live in health, calm is essential since it is impossible to concentrate and achieve peace of mind if our mind is agitated. Quietude consists of deep introspection in calm. Thus, one can find peace, deep reflection and then the path that leads to wisdom.