The book is a little short on information about the steps involved in taking focused action. The average reader probably needs a how to guide to implement the goals developed from the five wishes. The book is easy to read and presents the information in a heart warming story.
It is well worth reading. It is short and most people will be able to read the entire book in one sitting. It is more inspirational than instructional. Guy Hendricks really opens up about his own personal experience in discovering the five wishes and the impact they had on his life. On the last page of the book there is one sentence that captures the essence of the book.
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I bumped into this book looking for something else. It seemed interesting and short but WOW what a question. My curiosity over-ruled skepticism and I am glad it did. I can't stop thinking about it. Review of "Five Wishes" Gay Hendricks talks about a chance encounter that improved his life. His advice resonated with my own experience and I can believe what he says. The author takes his own advice. He talks about things that have worked for him. He makes sure that what he writes is true and has worked to improve somebody's life.
Also, he is qualified through both academic training and discipline and through personal growth. The author is disarmingly candid. This process can change the quality of life. This book is a fresh and positive life dynamic. The sixth chapter invites the reader to participate in the five wish process. You will learn something about yourself if you participate in the exercise. It was such a good exercise and the answers could be written in the book. I learned about my own limiting beliefs through the final exercise.
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I recommend to a reader that they read the first five chapters and then go directly into doing the exercise in chapter six. I recommend this book. A wonderful recipe on how to improve your life greatly. Finally I have a path to follow; out of the wilderness of my current life and into the life of my true inner dreams of passion and desires around a life lived to my fullest potential. I started reading this little gem while I sat in a doctor's office and couldn't put it down. I realized that I had read this author's other publications. I find the message of the book enlightening and whimsical.
I have also enjoyed the little exercises at the back of the book and I am actually inspired to finish some tasks I had abandoned. One person found this helpful. This was a very quick read. It was a nice book, although I don't feel like I learned anything new in regards to the law of attraction. There are few books that I say everyone should read at least once. This is one of those book. A friend recommended it to me after I'd been re-evaluating my short- and long-term goals. At that point, I thought I already knew what I was doing -- and I was making good progress -- but I ordered this book anyway.
The advice in this book gave me far greater clarity about my goals, and helped me re-prioritize them in ways that made more sense. Without the "Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question My plans are certainly clearer now, as well. If you're a fan of "The Secret," or of Covey's "7 Habits" books, this is another must-read book See all 98 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 6 months ago.
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Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True by Gay Hendricks
Lists with This Book. Nov 29, Richard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Okay, I haven't written a review for ages, but I need to justify why this book gets 5 stars. There are many other books on a similar vein out there, and I've read a few. Reading it I can feel some of what he is saying flow over me, and I'm getting those occasional twinges of excitement which are all too rare as I become more cynical.
Reading 5 wishes let me be innocent again, and ready to accept the change Okay, I haven't written a review for ages, but I need to justify why this book gets 5 stars. Reading 5 wishes let me be innocent again, and ready to accept the changes into my life I need to make so when I'm asked the question at the beginning, I can say "Yes.
If you are not feeling satisfied with life, read this book. If you are not totally happy and connected with yourself, with the joy of living and with the rest of creation, you need to read this book. If you've just read this review and think it is sappy, then you most definitely need to read this book! And get that rod out of your arse! Dec 21, kareem rated it it was amazing. A great read for people looking to make changes in their lives- positive, life-affirming changes. While this book doesn't reveal anything that isn't ultimately common sense, it does draw attention to things that we may forget or not even think about in our busy lives.
This book has taught me to slow down and think about what I want to get out of my life and while five different goals doesn't seem to be enough, it's a start. I recommend this book to people looking for a simple way to make a diffe A great read for people looking to make changes in their lives- positive, life-affirming changes. I recommend this book to people looking for a simple way to make a difference in their lives, one that is powerful but yet unobtrusive. Feb 19, Cara rated it really liked it Shelves: Having just read The Big Leap and gone completely nuts about it, I'm now reading everything else I can get my hands on by this author.
This is a really good book. If you've never thought about what's most important to you in life and how you'd see your life from your death bed, this is a very personable, approachable exploration of that. The idea is to consider yourself from your death bed, looking back on your life. Would you consider your life a success? Why or why not? What's missing that you Having just read The Big Leap and gone completely nuts about it, I'm now reading everything else I can get my hands on by this author.
What's missing that you wish you'd done or achieved? I've thought about it quite a bit, but the structure provided by this book still helped me get clear on some things I had never quite been fully conscious of before. That's a win for sure. Honestly, I'm not sure why it doesn't feel like 5 stars to me. I guess I would have liked to see more examples and more guidance on action steps.
In some cases, they're pretty obvious, but for more abstract wishes, I'm at a loss as to how to make them happen.
Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True
I guess it will come to me in time if I keep trying to figure it out. If you're thinking of removing one, first ask yourself, "If this wasn't hard, would I still want it? The main reason my life was not a total success is because I didn't: For my life to be a total success, - I wish I'd understood, fully accepted, and aligned with myself completely.
If I'd done these things, I'd consider my life a success. My life is a total success because I now understand and accept myself completely and live in full alignment with myself. It's also a success because I'm now experiencing a real, deep, lasting love with Rick. I'm enjoying a lifetime of facilitating each other's growth together.
And I'm now earning a living in my zone of genius. And I'm now experiencing peace and happiness regardless of the situation or circumstances. And I'm now throwing myself fully into life as if I had no fear. And I'm now clear on my "big why" and living by it. Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha 1, 4, 5, 6. Meditate daily for 5 min. Find a soft bong timer for phone or min.
Jun 02, Bridgett rated it really liked it Shelves: It's a short book and I could relate to it well. I could use work on what the other refers to as "pure consciousness" and feeling like all people and things contain God within them. I already think that, but I can turn into an incredibly angry person, sometimes over stupid stuff. Though if someone is sorry or at least says so I always forgive them.
I don't have a lot of "incom It's a short book and I could relate to it well. I don't have a lot of "incompleteness" in my life, because I get really agitated if things aren't complete I'm also the opposite of a procrastinator usually. This definitely extends to human relationships. I tend to be open about my feelings and try to fix interpersonal problems. The author says if something is bad for you or you don't like it and don't have to deal with it, just leave it behind. This is a problem for me. I need things to work out and feel whole, so I hate giving up on people or things.
I have trouble letting go of things that aren't good for me. This allows me to continue my obsession and anxiety and depression. I don't like feeling that way at all, I just haven't found a good way to let go yet. Aspects of this book triggered negatively feelings in me, but a lot of it was simply familiar and the author's wishes were similar to what my own would be.
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Sep 21, Carl Kruse rated it really liked it. Starting at the end and working backwards has been great life advice for me. I would be a better friend of the book if it were written with less hokiness and left out any mention of astrology. Aug 18, Dawn rated it really liked it. I saw the movie yes, there is a movie first and wanted the book to remember the important concepts. Not earth-shattering enlightenment, but a practical and reasonable question to ask yourself when searching for your reason for being.
Jul 22, Peri Martin rated it it was amazing. I found this book thought-provoking and a little challenging. Although I haven't done the suggested exercise, I nevertheless found that I have shifted my perspective on my values as a result of reading the book. I'm sure its influence will stay with me, in a positive way, for a long time to come. Jun 24, Michele Roberts rated it it was amazing. Apr 05, Aimee rated it really liked it. Once again a super fast read. It opened my eyes to a different way of thinking and if nothing else a great conversation to have with others instead of small talk.
Some of the things he wrote I disagreed with but all in all not bad. I have always disliked the rollercoaster of emotions in relationships and the author had interesting insight on how to not have so many lows in relationships. He said that " The history of humanity, as well as our personal histories, teaches us alot about adversity and how to deal with it but very little about how to feel good and maintain that feeling.
Lastly, I will share one of my wishes with you I want to savor the moments I am in rather than wish I was someplace else, or be thinking of what I could be doing instead. I want to feel I am really going to work on this Apr 15, Tami rated it it was amazing. One simple question completely changed Gay Hendricks life. What was the question? How did this amazing transformation take place? Five Wishes tells the story. The living changing event started out rather uneventfully enough.
The author had committed himself to going to a party that he would have really liked to decline. The notion of sitting by the fire reading a good book seemed far more attractive than trying to create small talk all night. Fortunately, he did make it to the function because i One simple question completely changed Gay Hendricks life. Fortunately, he did make it to the function because it became the stage of a very important conversation.
He met a man who engaged him in "big talk" which involved one question. Was your life a complete success? He then had a place to begin making real changes. Five Wishes asks the question that we all unconsciously fixate on but never really spend any honest time working through. Really, we all have two choices. We can continue to be unhappy and bitter about all the things we don't have or we can gather the courage to make our lives resemble the life we had hoped to lead. When Five Wishes by Gay Hendricks arrived, I started at the foreword by Neale Donald Walsch and the book swept me to page 63 before other work demands forced me to put it down with great reluctance.
I finished it the next day, followed the action steps he lays out, and suddenly my life was very clear. The rest would take care of itself, falling away When Five Wishes by Gay Hendricks arrived, I started at the foreword by Neale Donald Walsch and the book swept me to page 63 before other work demands forced me to put it down with great reluctance. The rest would take care of itself, falling away as needed. Dec 26, Stephanie Robbins rated it it was amazing. This is a great New Year's Resolution book.
It really got me thinking about what is important in my life and how to make that the priority of my daily actions.