How are you spending your time? Do you have a plan, a goal? Where is your focus? What is most important to you? Can you honestly say you are totally aware of the moments you have on this earth?
Volcanic Momentum answers these questions, and more, with valuable words of wisdom from author Jordan Ring. I found this book to be one of the most usable and sometimes profound books I have read this year. I’m going to order it in paperback just so I can have this valuable resource at my fingertips. I know I’ll be reading it again and yes, maybe again.
One of the things I do each year is to select One Word to focus on. I was delighted to find that recommendation straight away. One word, one focus, one idea, one goal… If we don’t know what we’re looking for (i.e., our focus), we have little chance of growth and change.
Being a person who loves lists and being aware of where I am in whatever process I’m involved in, I was delighted with the ones that are in this book. Some are prompts to get the thought process moving, others are questions to put concepts and goals into focus. (However, this is not a book of lists.)
Being still, sitting quietly, getting away, whatever you call it is necessary to the creative process. Our busy world will rush in and take over if we’re not careful. Sometimes we waste time by being so busy we’ve lost our direction in life. Finding, actually making, time to know and plan out our direction is hugely important to success and well-being.
One of the most important sections in this book is about being mentored. Mr. Ring suggests that we meet every week with a mentor. Interestingly, he makes the point that a mentor doesn’t have to be a live person. It can be in the pages of a book (Daily Bible reading is mentoring from God.), videos on YouTue or CDs of a favorite speaker, TED talks… Anything or anyone that encourages you is necessary to your personal growth and needs to be deliberately pursued.
As I commented before, this book is worth the time to read more than once and use as a continuing resource. Well done, Jordan!
Blessings to you and yours!
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