Design Your Future by Dominick Quartuccio | Book Review

Are you in control of you: your choices, decisions, life? Or are you merely reacting to what happens to you? Meandering through days, weeks, months, years in an unvaried hypnotic rhythm?

In Napoleon Hill's controversial book, Outwitting the Devil: The Secrets to Freedom and Success, the devil boasts that 98% of the world's population is under his control, drifting through life. He has control of people's lives through their habits.

Up to you whether to believe a devil's brag or not, still, 98% is a staggering number!

Many of us are so steep in destructive habits, it's sending us slowly and surely to our graves. This could be in the form of drugs, smoking, drinking, gluttony, indifference, neglect of the mind and body.

Do you remember the very first time you drank alcohol? What happened the day after? Did you nurse a headache or worst expelled all the contents of your stomach through your mouth? That's your body's alert system informing you what you put in isn't good for you.

Yet if things aren't painful enough, then there's no need to change. After all, Mark drinks his life away but only effected a paunch. Or Johnny, the next-door neighbor, smoked for 30 years and he's still as agile and sturdy as the Marlboro horse. Why not me?

Maybe not yet, but payback time will surely come knocking at the door. Why allow chance to boss your future?

And why wait for painful events or situations to shake you to change? You can take command of your life now through the three-step ADD cycle shared in the book:
  • Awakening
  • Disrupting
  • Designing

Design Your Future by Dominick Quartuccio | Book Review
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Two Types of Awakenings

According to the author, Dominick Quartuccio, two types of awakenings catalyze change: unintentional and intentional.

Unintentional change is when a force so devastating occurs shaking up your core. This could be in the form of sickness, death of a loved one, broken heart.

Intentional change is when you, yourself willed the change to happen.

Many of us fall into the intentional awakening category. Yes, I'm in that group too!

Who wants change when nothing needs to be fixed? Change is stressful. It's hard to sustain.

For intentional change to be appealing you have to see the pain of sameness or pain of today > than the pain change.

To do that you'll have to time travel 5 years in the future or 10, 20, 30, however long you want to live. And ask yourself. Do you still see yourself living the same life as you are in right now, doing the same stuff you complained about, troubled by the same problems?

Is the reality you're creating for the long term what you want for your future?

Somebody once told me the definition of hell: on your last day on Earth,
the person you became will meet the person you could have become.
~ Anonymous

To help you design the future of your dreams, you'll have to check out Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Start Living by Dominick Quartuccio here.

Book Review

This book is a quick read; finished in one sitting. The 3-steps presented for life/habit change (remember the [ADD] Awakening, Disrupting, Designing?) is doable and easy to comprehend.

It's an amalgamation of several books rolled into one shorter version.

If you're new to personal development, I'd recommend this book as a good starter.  Or if you need a quick boost of motivation to inspire change, get this.

Rating: 3/5

My rating above is due to poor editing.

In Conclusion

You don't have to be victimized by your habits, some devil, outside forces controlling your mind or life. Rise up!

There are many tools available and books written to help you pivot to the future of your dreams like this book: Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Start Living by Dominick Quartuccio. If you're really hungry for change, you'd get your hands on them.

Again, I'd recommend this book for people who are new to personal development and those looking for a quick boost of motivation.

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