Book Review

Book Review – Limitless by Laura Gassner Otting

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Disclaimer : I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Description Given on NetGalley :

Limitless will help you get “unstuck” — and achieve extraordinary results. This book is like a high energy masterclass and brainstorming session all in one – with actionable tips to transform your vision for your career and do work with purpose.

What if success doesn’t equal happiness? Many of us spend our lives pursuing a singular idea of success, one that was created for us by someone else. We give votes to those who shouldn’t even have voices and strive to go faster and faster even as we find ourselves falling further and further behind. We chase gold stars, we check all the boxes, we Lean In – and we still feel incomplete.

This is not a story about failure, but it might as well be. When we don’t define success in our own terms, finding our purpose and carving our own path becomes impossible. How do you break the cycle so that you can be better at work and life?

In this book, Laura Gassner Otting teaches you how to ignore the rules that created your limits, align your energies and your actions, and do work that really matters so that you can live your best life. Often described as “a kick in the ass surrounded by a warm hug,” Laura brings both tough love and wisdom and offers a no-holds-barred look at what it really takes to get out of your own way and earn your success today.

If you ever dreamed about discovering and crushing that personal goal that is so big and so scary that you’ve only dared whisper it to yourself, this book is the permission you didn’t even know you needed to live into it as only you can. 

My Review :

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It really made me think about not only what direction I’d like to take in life, but why. I couldn’t relate on a personal level to the stories that were told, because, I’m not, nor have I ever worked in a government and/or non profit job – but I still appreciate Laura Gassner Otting’s voice in describing how to find your “why.”

It’s an important life lesson that I think most people would benefit from. It’s fine if all you’d like to do is make money – that’s your why. Maybe your why is helping others in a more meaningful capacity. There are millions of reasons why you do something, but it’s crucial that you pinpoint it before you start, and keep that in front of you when things get rough.

I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with their current career path. I think it is beneficial in a lot of different ways.