Review on The Art of Fully Living by Tal Gur


Tal Gur gave me a copy of his book, The Art of Fully Living, recently to review. I think his work speaks for itself; it has a near-perfect 5-star rating on Amazon. Maybe it can do something for you, too.

I’m sure this comes as no surprise to say but, I’ll say it anyway: life is complicated so it’s always nice to get wisdom where you can.  We all need a pep talk or help with perspective once in a while. And if you haven’t found yourself in a slump, just give it time.  Trust me. Life’s just around the corner…wearing punching gloves. This book would best benefit those who are beginning their journey toward happiness. If you’re feeling lost or that life has become this impenetrable wall, check this book out.

The Art of Fully Living: 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals is part memoir and part self-help from someone who has done what many are too afraid to do: he didn’t like his life, so he did what he had to, to change it. He even moved to another country (Australia) to pursue happiness. Now, that’s a big jump! His motives are explained in the quote below–a quote too many of us can sadly relate to.

But some longing kept gnawing at my insides. That morning, anger at traffic inspired unusual introspection: is this life truly my dream? Waking up, getting ready for work, driving to work, heading back from work, unwinding from work, going to bed. Rinse and repeat. How did I end up here, in this shadow of a life?

–Tal Gur, The Art of Fully Living

My biggest takeaways from Tal Gur’s work relates mostly to changing one’s perspective. It’s true that your thoughts become actions and actions become your destiny so, it’s important to harness control over your thoughts and how you look at adversity. I think Tal says it best:

“When a setback or a crises happens, don’t think of it as a curse. Maybe it’s exactly the inspiration you needed. When you can see a “negative situation” from a positive angle, you can reflect on what’s important and maximize your growth. The difficult emotions that usually accompany crises are catalysts for dramatic change.”

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