I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
by Barbara Sher
“A life without direction is a life without passion,” says motivational specialist, therapist, and career counselor Barbara Sher. In I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, a sort of broader, less dense, and less intimidating version of What Color Is Your Parachute?, she reveals how to “recapture long lost goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams.”
This is a perfect book for new college graduates or anyone sick and tired of languishing in a dead-end job or relationship–yet reluctant to make drastic life changes due to uncertainty about what would actually inspire them. Barbara combines the I’m-not-buying your-excuses inspiration of Dr. Laura Schlessinger with the soothing, analytic encouragement of Dr. Martin Seligman in his classic Learned Optimism. In other words, Sher will pick you up off your butt and get you moving. She’s included many self-analytical exercises, leaving you with a good start to action.
Whether you’re looking to make improvements in your job or personal life, Sher will teach you how to determine what your goals are, and how to successfully reach them–even if right now the only thing you know is that you’re vaguely to very unhappy and haven’t the foggiest idea what to do with yourself. A great read!