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Thursday, August 23, 2007

From The Heart...!


Reading biographies has always remained my fav pastime. This time as my eyes were hunting for biography of some unique personality in New Haven Public Library - I found "From The Heart:Seven Rules To Live By" and rest as the say is history...! The book was the first publication of Robin Roberts - one of the most famous American television broadcaster till date. Upon enquiring a little more about her from my American friends - I learnt that she is one of the most loved & reverred anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America" Show. In her book, she actually speaks from her heart in a very lucid manner. The book is truly heartfelt & inspiring.

Noted for her trademark down-to-earth style & warmth, she mentions that she considers her faith, family values as being the cornerstones of her emotional & professional achievements. Upon reading the book, one realises that she didn't get where she's today by the luck of the draw. From her childhood in Missippi, to remarkable college basketball start, to ESPN Show host, to co-anchor of Good Morning America - she faced the music of life with a positive attitude & vibrant charisma. Many of the items she touched upon in her book is truly recognizable in what most of us experience today -- especially with the fear of the unknown or not knowing what we want to do with our lives. She allowed one as the reader to see that those feelings of uncertainty are normal and even the most successful people have fears and setbacks. She says Dreaming, Believing & Taking instant action has helped her realise her goals. She charges the reader when she shares her learnings from life. Here are her 7 life mantras:
  • Be it personal/professional challenge, always position yourself to take the first shot proactively. (Be Smart)
  • Dream big, but Focus small. (Be Practical)
  • Nevers Play the race, genader or any other card. (Be Sweet)
  • Venture outside your comfort zone. (Be Enterprising)
  • Focus on the solution, not the problem (Keep the Brain Engaged)
  • Keep faith, family 7 friends close to your heart (Be Caring)

I mean as you read thru , you actually feel that you don't have to be on a BIG stage to make a difference and that you definitely need one another in life !! We would certainly recommend reading this inspiring book to all our Blog Readers. But by the time you place you orders for the book - enjoy the excepts right here.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Tanya said...

Well, I am on the verge of placing an order for this book coz this is something that really inspired me a lot .. Very well written buddy!! All I would like to share is a short excerpt that I had read somewhere someday:
Allow Your Own Inner Light to Guide You
There comes a time when you must stand alone.

You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.

You must be willing to make sacrifices.

You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.

Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.

There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.

Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.

Be confident enough that you won't settle for a compromise just to get by.

Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.

Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.


Cheers!!

Monday, 27 August, 2007

 
Anonymous Amit said...

Well, first thing first.. very nice review..I am sure this would be one of the many inspiring books. Lots of applauds to Robin Roberts for penning down her life struggle and sharing with audiences like us.

On reading the review I almost had an instant thought..lets read this book this weekend.. but on recollecting my thoughts I realized this "will" again be one among the most inspiring books that I have read or heard..

After recollecting my thoughts the question came to my mind was whether following someone's points would lead to better successful life ? The answer to which I felt from inside was no.. then it reappeared that the problem with me (people) is not knowing what we want to do..many of us have dreams and ambitions.. but the problem is inspite of knowing what we want to do, we don't have the guts to do..I am just one among many not having the guts to do it and I am sure the day I/we all have the guts we would raise the bar..

Thanks dude for posting this review.. it takes me one step further to follow my dreams..

Regards,
Amit

Monday, 27 August, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS BLOG REALLY STANDS TALL AMONG THE PRECIOUS CROWD OF BLOG LOVERS ...BECAUSE ..
THIS COMES STRAIGHT FROM HEART.

When people are confused, 7 magic mantras guide them with their universal appeal.
It is both enlightening & empowering.

comments from Tanya & Amit are excellent...It inspires us to let ourselves go to realise our dream.

Tuesday, 28 August, 2007

 
Blogger sandeep said...

seven rules to live by are
seven wonders, which have potential to positively tranform the life of people who are sailing in a rudderless boat aimlessly.

Very practical & inspiring.

Focusing on ONE LIFE MANTRA everyday & repositionong ourselves everyweek will be a good habit to develop.
Simply superb !

Tuesday, 28 August, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is as lively as "GOOD MORNING AMERICA

IT PROVIDES PRACTICAL TIPS TO OVERCOME COMMON BARRIERS IN LIFE"

Tuesday, 28 August, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog inspired me to buy this book & it was a great experience to absorb the learnings from this practical guide for living a joyful & graceful life.
The blogger duo as well as the author deserve full credit for enlightening common people.
It is worth reading again & again.

Tuesday, 11 September, 2007

 
Anonymous Juhi Thakur said...

Don't you think every time u write..u get better...

Amazingly written....

Keep sending stuff across....

TC

Monday, 24 September, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU HAVE REALLY PUT ESSENCE OF THE BOOK IN YOUR BLOG.

MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE READ THIS BOOK AFTER GOING THROUGH YOUR BLOG & HAVE BENEFITTED A LOT.

MARVELLOUS!

Friday, 28 September, 2007

 

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