Everyday Commitments by David Richo (Buy )
Some of you may remember that I posted this on twitter and instagram..
But yesssss I’m posting it again because I think it’s a great little book!
I love this book because it’s small but packed with what I feel are important bits of wisdom or ways to live life.
I find myself drawn to “self help” kind of books because I like to see what I can gain from them.
But to be honest, most times I don’t even get through them.
A lot of the time they can be dense and dry.. and although they have good information to offer, I just can’t seem to stick with it long enough to really gain anything.
Something about the way Richo delivers these “commitments” makes it so easy to relate and apply to my life.
With it being so lightweight and digestible it makes a great resource to pick up and review time and time again.
Some examples of what’s inside:
4. Remaining Secure
~ The painful events in life have an impact on me but they no longer impinge on my serenity. I look for ways to remain secure within myself and, at the same time, keep trusting that I can handle what happens and it can help me grow.
5. Committed to the Work
~ I am not perfect, but I am sincerely committed to working on myself
30. Cherishing What Matters
~ I am thankful for the set of values that I received in the course of my life from so many sources. At the same time, I am examining the scaffolding of beliefs, biases, assumptions, and myths that I inherited from family, school, religion, and society. One by one, I seek to dismantle and discard those values not in keeping with loving-kindness and emotional maturity and to cherish those that are.
Each commitment is followed by a more in depth passage.
I really love this book and I’m so glad I stumbled upon it.
I suggest it to anyone/everyone and I personally think it’s a great essential/staple book for your bookshelf.
If you do check it out I’d love to hear what you think 🙂
Let me know in the comments below!
What are some books you think are a must read?