Practicing Progress Summary
We’ve all been there — stuck in the cycle of perfectionism until we feel plagued with indecision or paralyzed with the fear of getting it wrong. No one wants to live like this, but how do you break the cycle and choose a better alternative?
Lori Jackson has identified six pillars of practice to help you shift the way you view change and adopt a mindset that will bring more peace, joy, and acceptance into your life. She shares actionable strategies to help you learn how to make small but measurable steps toward growth. Instead of dealing with what you believe the world thinks you should be and do, try discovering ways to practice progressing on the path meant just for you. More than an encouraging book about making progress and reaching your goals, Practicing Progress offers a framework for making intentional choices and seeing them through.
Practicing Progress Review
Practicing Progress by Lori Jackson is a short mindful book that can help you begin moving forward. As a recovering perfectionist, I constantly remind myself that I am making progress, and good enough is, in fact, good enough. The book has just over 100 pages, divided into six chapters, each outlining a quality that can help you become a better version of yourself.
In each chapter, Ms. Jackson shares definitions, examples, and experiences about developing that quality. Each chapter includes a section called “Practicing with the Family” with ideas and suggestions for teaching your family while practicing that quality. And each chapter concludes with a section titled “Here’s What Helped Me” with some personal thoughts from the author on her journey.
I am thankful I have a print copy of this book because I’ve already started marking it up and making notes. This is a book compact enough to easily refer back to and read all of it, or just one chapter whenever you need a little boost. Some of the topics she discusses include: Being Courageous, Believing, Creating Joy, and Being Human.
If you are seeking more peace and joy in your life, Practicing Progress is a book for you. I found it uplifting and inspiring.
Lori Jackson is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, where she studied English, communications, and family science. As the mother of four adult children and grandmother to a growing number of grandchildren, she considers her family to be her greatest accomplishment. Married to the love of her life for over 30 years, they enjoy tandem biking and traveling together. She loves to study and learn about the brain and how our thoughts influence the choices we make. Lori resides with her husband in Colorado. Her popular blog is at www.choosingwisdom.org.
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