The List: Shout Out Your Dreams by Yuval Abtamovitz
It is the beginning of a new year, and many of us have made resolutions and goals for 2015. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, while only eight percent successfully achieve them. If you’re like me, you have a list of goals that sit there, often with many items not being accomplished or maybe even pushed out of mind. “The List: Shout Out Your Dreams (Motivation & Inspiration for Success and Happy Life” by Yuval Abramovitz helps to teach and motivate you to get your goals accomplished.

Yuval Abramovitz is an actor, writer and entrepreneur.  He is also a college lecturer and owns a writing school. Among his many business ventures, he owns the “Made in TLV” chain of memorabilia stores. On top of all that, Abramovitz is also a father.
Through a tragic accident that paralyzed him, the author wound up bed bound at the age of 16. He was confined to a wheelchair, and everyone believed he would be like that forever. His life’s dreams could have disappeared down the drain, while he relegated himself to a life of being crippled. Instead, he used this experience to fuel his fire to achieve his goals. He wrote his life’s dreams in a list. Rather than pity himself, fearing that he would never reach those goals due to his legs being paralyzed, he transferred the yearning to achieve his goals into positive energy. Through writing “The List,” he hopes to help the reader to experience the same phenomena, without the reader having to go through a personal tragedy, as he had.

Many of us make lists, but then something happens. The goals sit there and wilt away, never getting accomplished. Fear, laziness and procrastination stand in the way. These are addressed in the book to help readers figure out what could be holding them back.

In “The List,” Abramovitz shows you the right language to use to break your goals into actionable parts.  Among of the most helpful tools are the included exercises to help get you going. The book is easy to read and enjoyable to due to authors use of humor and stories to illustrate his points. The making of a list is merely the beginning: follow-through and action is essential.

I read the book at just the right time. The end of 2014 left me facing a personal health obstruction over my life. 2015 did not start in a way that I would have liked, and I am putting the pieces of my life back together by applying these practical principles and using Abramovitz’s inspiration.

disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.


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