Chase Your Life Dreams — by Alka Dixit
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Price: Rs. 199 INR(Paperback)
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What if you dreamt to live in the luxury of a castle and find yourself landing an enclosed cell? What if your dreams are shattered by your own thoughts and actions? What if your destiny puts you in a situation that is beyond your own imagination? Thoughts make the foundations of your life because they are responsible for each and every decision and action you take, for each and every choice you make, in order to chase your dreams. Then, negative thoughts can have a devastating effect on your life, and can ruin your plans for happier living. With the simple Act of choosing the wrong thought, you can be deviated from your life’s purpose. It could trap you in a situation you never wanted to be in. Chase your life dreams is a guide to choosing the right, positive thoughts over the negative ones, to find the true purpose of your life, to create your own destiny, and to lead a meaningful and joyous life.
About the author:
Dr. Alka Dixit is a practicing doctor and faculty in a medical college in Delhi NCR. She has been guiding people to live a better life by drawing inspiration from her as well as others’ life experiences. A mishap during childhood, deviation from ‘normal’, medical school, love, two kids and now authoring books, conclude her life in a nutshell. Her first book Life is What Matters was a treasure, with some mantras for living a better life.
My take on the book:
Chase your life dreams by Dr. Alka Dixit is a practical guide on how thought change our destiny and hence the care with which thoughts need to be handled to make us rather than break us. For ease of reading and understanding the book is divided into three parts with first part dealing about how to train the mind as per the situation, second part about how to face problems in life and third part about how to plan and live life in a wholesome way.
Each part is further divided into smaller chapters with an exercise at the end of each chapter which is more of a reminder of the concepts explained in the chapter to summarize and help the reader. These exercises also help the reader to refresh the concepts if they need to refer to them in future. The author explains by quoting real life examples of people close to her, so the book is easy to understand and appropriate for readers of all ages.
I have previously read the author’s first book ‘Life is What Matters’ and the second book clearly shows the author’s growing hold on writing self-help books which are practical, relatable and easy to read even by beginners. If you are starting with the self-help genre then this book is a very good starting point. Also, the fact that the author is a practicing doctor and has extensive experience in handling life issues of her patients adds to the authenticity of the book. The way the book is divided into three [arts helps slowly build up on the final message in last chapters. However, if you have already read many books in this genre, this book may not add additional value.
Pick this book to get a helpful primer on how to train your brain to design a wonderful life and destiny for self. This is definitely one of those books you would want to go back again and again.