Reviewed by Alyice Edrich
Shannon & Michael Primicerio
"...the advice given in this little book is very wise. "
I just spent the morning reading "Life. Now." by Shannon and Michael Primicerio, the twenty-something authors who've decided to make something of their lives and share the secrets they've learned thus far.
As a thirty-something mother and wife who has lived in five different states and dabbled in many careers, I can tell you, from experience, that the advice given in this little book is very wise. And I can humbly say that I wish I'd known as much as they know at their young ages!
The authors discuss the importance of getting away from thinking, "Is it ever going to get any better than this?" to thinking, "I am going to pursue what makes me happy so that I never end up in a dreaded mid-life crisis."
The book goes over several key elements: Fear, How To Stop Seeking The Approval Of Others, Learning To Say No, Stepping Out Of Our Comfort Zones, Going Beyond What Is Normal, How To Take Control Of Our Lives, How To Let Go Of Control, and finally, how money plays a role in what we do or don’t do with our lives.
One statement I really loved was, "Don't live your life in the PRISON of UNREALIZED dreams."
How often have I heard people dream of taking on a new job, living in a new state, going back to school, or doing more with their lives only to push their dreams aside——believing they have too many responsibilities and too little this or that to make those dreams come true. Then one day, it’s simply too late: old age, physical limitations, financial issues, and so on and so forth.
My own mother passed away never having been able to fulfill many of her dreams because she kept saying, "There's always tomorrow." But tomorrow never came. It seldom does. If you want your dreams to come true, you have to take active steps towards achieving those dreams.
While "Life. Now." is not a roadmap to success, it does get one thinking in the right direction. And there are plenty of life stories from normal, everyday people to help solidify the thinking behind the statements. So if you've ever wondered, "Is this all there is to life?" why not pick up a copy of "Life. Now." and see if that yearning is really a dream unrealized.