“We have the ability to create the circumstances of our lives. We don’t have complete control over everything, but we also aren’t as powerless as we may think. If we’re looking for someone to do the work of changing our lives for us, trust me, it’s not going to happen. We’ve got to rescue ourselves.” – From The Won Thing
Is there a universal “one thing” that can bring joy, satisfaction and purpose to our lives?
According to Peggy McColl, there isn’t. However, in her newest book The Won Thing, she provides seven hard-won lessons that can—when combined in a personal recipe—promote balance, fulfillment, and growth. Like all of Peggy’s books, The Won Thing is (deceptively) simple, straightforward, engaging, and illuminating. You get the sense that she truly cares about people, desiring that her readers gain the clarity, tools and methods they need to live their best life.
Here are but a few gems that I particularly enjoyed (and highlighted!) from this 167-page book:
• “The reason so many of us don’t know our ambitions is because we’re often not encouraged to discover what will give us a sense of meaning and fulfillment.”
• “Once you believe that answers and resources can show up in your life, they will: The universe works to mirror your beliefs. It will prove you right every time.”
• “…If we’re not aligned to our purpose and try to conform to someone else’s idea of what will fulfill us, we’ll lose sight of what we value and experience frustration when problems won’t go away.”
• “You can ask the universe for anything, but the question is: are you willing to do what it takes to get what you want? While hard work and sacrifice are necessities for achieving any goal, never allow yourself to abandon your family, health, or well-being to attain it. If an ambition requires that sort of sacrifice, it’s probably rooted in self-critical sentiments…”
• “Having a sense of purpose is knowing that what you’re doing at any time is in perfect alignment with who you are, your values, and visions—which gives you grounding and guidance.”
• “…Your recipe is going to be true to your own unique feelings, beliefs, and values. It’s important to always remember that there’s more than one way to be spiritual, give in service to others, or do anything in life.”
Peggy McColl is one of my favorite authors and I find myself recommending her books to my clients quite often. (In fact, every time she comes out with a new book and it crosses my desk, I drop what I’m reading/reviewing and read what she has to say pronto!) She teaches the principles of the Law of Attraction in a practical and reasonable way, emphasizing that action and mindfulness are key components to creating states of abundance, openness, optimism, and well-being.
Like her previous books, I highly recommend The Won Thing, especially for readers unfamiliar with her work. If you’re feeling out of balance and are much too hard on yourself, strive for stratospheric perfection, give out of obligation, or expect to be rescued, you need this book. Also, if you tend to react rather than act, assume good things only happens to others (and resent them when it does) or think there’s a single magic formula that will drop in your lap, you would benefit greatly from Peggy’s encouraging wisdom in The Won Thing.
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