What is happiness? How do we achieve happiness? What is life? And how do we master life? These are just a few questions addressed in Ritu Chopra’s book Mastering Life: Exploring your untapped potential to reach new heights. The author gives us valuable lessons through self-evaluation, self- exploration, and self-discovery in order to achieve growth, understanding, and eventually happiness, by helping you address an important theme in your life.
I should warn you, if you’re looking for a book that will guarantee you instant happiness, then this self-help book is not for you. I should also mention that this self-help book is not for the faint-hearted, you have to approach this book with an open mind and an open heart, armored to take responsibility for your own life.
There are many valuable lessons in Mastering Life to guide you in achieving your goals. The book is also filled with motivational and inspirational quotes cheering you on along the way. Chopra believes that a genuine attempt towards self-development must be made in order to achieve one’s desires and goals. ” It is very difficult to look inside ourselves to find our own deficiencies in order to uncover our hidden enemies,” said Chopra.
However, after participating in the lessons provided in the book in order to address my own personal need for work/life balance and happiness, I felt somewhat empowered knowing that I’ve always had complete control of my own happiness and my own unhappiness. I guess if I had to compare my journey with Mastering Life to something, I would compare it to the scene in Wizard of Oz when Dorothy discovered that she always had the power to take her home.
Like many self-help books, what you put into it, determines what you get out of it. With that said, no two people will ever get the same outcome. Mastering Life is a tool, a very handy tool, that will get you on the right track to achieving your own personal goals and innermost desires.