Why Your Life Sucks

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AUTHOR:  Alan H. Cohen

TITLE:  Why Your Life Sucks

PUBLISHER:  Bantam Books

PLACE:  New York

YEAR:  2002

ISBN:  9780553383621

DESCRIPTION:   Paperback

Why Your Life Sucks is divided into 10 Chapters or reasons why your life may suck. Each Chapter/Reason then has sub-sections that cover the areas of how your life sucks and what you can do about it.

For example, Reason 1 that your life sucks is that You give your power away. The how of giving your power away is:

You put people on a pedestal.
You imitate instead of create.
You don't listen to your intuition.
You let others choose for you.
You think your destiny depends on something outside of you.

He then shares ways to plug up the proverbial leaks in your bucket, so you're not sucked dry. Here are a few gems I highlighted just in Chapter 1:

Physical death is mandatory, but spiritual death is optional.
If you don't use your mind, someone else will.
Drop what you've been taught so you can remember what you know.
Your true strength resides in holding your power in the midst of those who have abdicated theirs.
In the long run, you are the one who will have to live with your decisions, so make sure they represent your true desires.

Here are the other 9 reasons that your life may suck:
Reason 2: You expect it to suck
Reason 3: You get fooled by appearances
Reason 4: You waste your energy on things that suck
Reason 5: You keep trying to prove yourself
Reason 6: You say yes when you mean no
Reason 7: You think you have to do it all yourself
Reason 8: You try to fix other people
Reason 9: You starve your soul
Reason 10: You forgot to enjoy the ride

Many self-help offer little advice on how to navigate out of the murky waters of discontent; they just tell you what you already know--being big on what, but not how. This book, however, gives practical advice and real-life stories to help you plug up that leaky bucket that's been draining you of your life, your passion, and your energy.