“Every human has a natural inclination to ascend to higher planes of existence, but it rests upon each of us to match that inclination with real initiative.”
I forgot how I discovered this book, but I’m so glad I did. Author and motivational speaker Brendon Burchard‘s book, The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power, kicked my 2018 off in high fashion and forced me to take a real hard look at myself and what I could do better to make this year great.
In the book, Brendon speaks on how we all desire to reach personal freedom—living freely by crafting a life on our own terms. But a bunch of things hold us back. And the craziest thing is that most of those things are in OUR control. One, so many people don’t actually know their life purpose yet (though you can definitely start figuring it out!). So they lack a lot of motivation to get moving because they don’t have anything really to move towards. Others of us, we make plans and have good intentions to do great things, and never back them up with actions. We lose ourselves in ingratitude and bitterness. We become slaves to worry and fear, instead of moving forward with boldness. Brendon calls readers out on all of it in this book, and encourages us to make declarations to be better and realize our power!
Check out Brendon talking more about the book below!
Throughout the book, Brendon uses practical philosophy and wisdom to push readers to get in better control of our lives, and there are SO many gems. The Motivation Manifesto shares Brendon’s thoughts on reaching this “Personal Freedom,” in all aspects (freedom in time, your finances, your emotions, etc.). What stands in the way is often two things: social oppression from outside people looking in or our own self-oppression caused by our doubts and fears.
I loved that the book provides practical tools and examples for how to stay motivated and how to not let others or even your own self hold you back. Some things I already knew and some things I learned to think of in a new way, like creating my own manifesto of sorts of what I want my life and legacy to ultimately be, and how I plan to get there.
There’s way too much goodness to truly share in one blog post, to be honest, but you can check this book out for yourself. I got this book here basically for free, only having to pay $7 for shipping and handling. It’s only available while supplies last, so get your copy now!