I want to start off by saying that I have utmost respect for the extra effort you are putting in to better all that you do. Honestly, I found your podcast only about a month ago, but it has been incredibly helpful with getting through some rough shit in my life. The best thing I took from your book was the Be Real with Yourself pages.
My reality is unpleasant because I am not where I want to be, but not one part of me wants to live an unauthentic life. I have lied to myself in the past about the work required to earn this degree. It is more then I care to believe, but it is the reality.
Everything needs to be seen clear with the steps I will need to take with studying and making connections if I want to reach the final goal of getting a job I will enjoy, which will take a number of years. I see the final goal of getting a job, which then would be broken down into earning my bachelors and masters degrees, broken further into passing each semester's classes and being smart with my money to pay for all it. I will need to study for each class and finally the daily struggle I will endure to find the motivation to keep going. I did not even highlight anything on these pages, I just tabbed the whole thing to return to when I need it.
The most valuable idea I took out was your principle "Know Your Goals." This was another principle that I tabbed out to go back to when I need it. I drew it in with your podcasts as well over picking one goal to work on and not working half ass on a number of goals.
Your principle over "Haters & Naysayers" was the principle that I already knew, but you thankfully reminded me of. I learned to not listen to haters, but I like your way of using their hateful energy has useful energy much more helpful. Energy transfer is a majority of my school work, I learn all about it and your principle follows it perfectly.
I just want to thank you again for all that you do to help people like me going through shit with their lives. You have another fan and I will be buying more of your books in the future. All I listen to when doing cardio are your podcasts to try and learn as much as I can. But, for real, keep doing you.