A Great Book to Read Before You Set Your 2015 Goals

Every once in a while, the right book comes to my attention at the exact moment it is needed in my life. This happened to me earlier this week when I first hear of a book by Srinivas Rao.

He wrote the book “The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in the Universe.”  If you haven’t heard of this book, or read it, I highly recommend it.

Srinivas states that he wrote this book because of one question: If this year were your the last year of your life, would you be happy with it?                                   unmistakable

From this question comes a collection of essays about becoming your true self, not what anyone else expects of you. The true version of you that pulls no punches, and doesn’t hide anything.

For me, the answer to this question was a resounding NO. I did not get as much done as I had hoped, wanted, or expected. What had gone wrong?

For me, I think the answer can be that I tried too hard to meet the expectations of what other people wanted instead of being true to myself. This may sound like a very simplified version of why I didn’t get more things done. But, after reading through this book, I think this is a fair assessment for me in 2014.

What would have been accomplished if I had sought to be “Unmistakable?”

The definition of unmistakable is: adj. Not able to be mistaken for anything else; Very distinctive

This is the best word for being your true self. The ego is pushed aside for what you- the real you- wants to do with your life.

Needless to say, this has caused a major shift in my goals for the new year.

If I may implore you, ask this question of yourself.

If 2014 was your last year, are you happy with it?