I'm a sucker for "self-help" type books. The problem is that now-a-day so many of them are nothing more than New Age clap-trap and are very dangerous to one's spiritual life.
I was not overly optimistic when I checked out "The Courage to be Brilliant", by Marta Monahan from the library. The title sounded a bit fishy, but the price was right. I have found it to be a very simple to read and quite inspiring book and would highly recommend it to anyone. Check to see if they have it at your library or grab a copy from Amazon (they have used ones starting at $1.91.)
Have you ever believed that you can do more, be more, or have more? Do you see flashes of your lost brilliance in the accomplishments of others? Are you hiding your truth simply to keep the peace?At any given time I am usually reading four of five books. Each day I try to read something "intellectual" (usually history or politics), spiritual, self-improvement (which really can be the same as spiritual), and for fun there is always mysteries or novels. I just started Jane Smiley's new book, "Private Lives", and it looks like it will be as good as A Thousand Acres, for which she won a Pulitzer Prize.
If so, The Courage to be Brilliant is just for you. Marta Monahan, one of the USA's leading voices on personal achievement, shares her secrets for avoiding the dullness that comes from settling for less. Her Five Acts of Improvement begin working the moment you try them.
You will also discover:
• What holds you back and clouds your purpose
• The Three Levels of Thought and how they affect your actions
• How to develop your unique Five Acts of Improvement to alter the course of your life
• Why radical changes never work
• What to do if you cannot envision a life of brilliance