“Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” Book Review

image of personal development bookLast night I was flipping through my saved books on my Kindle & decided to start “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” by Kamal Ravikant. I had no idea specifically what this book was about, more than the personal development side of it, but the cover intrigued me.

It’s a predominately black and white cover with a person standing pointing a gun to the head and a red heart on the body. Whoa, right? It’s super intense, yet catchy. How can that not intrigue a person?

As I started to read, what initially caught (& kept) my attention was just how real the author came across. He starts out the foreword by telling a story of how he was at a conference where everyone is assigned to participate in some shape or form. Then he says that he has no awards or pedigree or fancy title on his business card.

Right there is when I knew I would finish this book. There’s just something so attractive about rawness in a person.

This book is all about loving yourself. I know, I know, there’s so many “love yourself” books out there, but this one is different. It’s such an easy read and it is really short. (I finished the whole book in less than 1-hour.) The whole idea of making your life better is from loving yourself. That’s literally all the book is about, but it’s shared in such a powerful way that will give you a lot of “ah-ha” moments.

Whether you’re stuck in a rut, feel like your world is caving in, or just looking for some extra self-love to add to your day, this book does not disappoint. It will leaving you feeling very inspired to love yourself so that you can grow and be the magical person you’re meant to be.

My Favorites:

  1. Loving yourself takes practice. It’s not an overnight thing, just as going to the gym one time won’t give you the body you desire.
  2. I don’t do a post now unless I’m worried about what people will think of me.” This jumped right out at me because it’s so me & where I’m at in my life right now. Wanting to do things, but having that fear about judgement. Once again, just clarification (to me) that I’m right where I need to be.
  3. Darkness is the absence of light. If you remember this, it will change your life.”
  4. Asking myself the important question: “If I loved myself truly and deeply, would I let myself experience this?” Hmmm, makes me think about all of the things I really need to think about because the answer is no.
  5. Be in love with yourself. Not a person or thing, but YOU. Celebrate you. Live life on a high because you are madly in love with your life.
  6. Forgive yourself. It’s perhaps the most important thing you can do.

I’m leaving this post short on purpose. Get the book. Do the things. Fall in love with yourself. Watch your life change so much for the better.

After all, what do you have to lose?!

 

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