Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Read: ODDitude: Finding the Passion for Who You Are and What You Do

A week ago, I finished reading a book that I had borrowed from the library. The title of the book was ODDitude: Finding the Passion for Who You Are and What You Do. This book is written in a magazine-style in that each chapter is self-contained and can be read on its own. This makes the book very accessible. I could read one chapter at a time on my way to work, and back home. While this is not the usual kind of book that I would buy and collect, it is a refreshing read nevertheless. It offers perspectives that I may otherwise not thought of on my own.

I think it was a good idea that the author consolidates and lists the insightful quotations from this book at the last few pages of the book. That, I think, allows for easy recapitulation of the essence of the core messages from this book.

Here are a few of the quotations that I have found useful:

"Never walk a road that doesn't lead to your heart."

"You do what's right because it's right. (The Jimmy Flasken Rule)"

"Losing and learning to go on and live again is the only kind of winning that truly matters."

When what one needs is some healthy dosage of learning to appreciate one's unique talents and qualities, this may be one book to read to affirm one to be true to oneself.

1 comment:

pinkie said...

Hope the book will bring some light to you :)