I’ve had it up to here with motivational mush. Books written by people who think life’s a lullaby, dancing to the tune of sunsets and rainbows. Sorry to break it to you, folks – but the world isn’t all sunshine and unicorns. The media is ripe with stories of how the underdogs make it big, how anyone can achieve their dreams with motivation and hard work. But let me tell you, the secret behind achieving anything worthwhile is pure grit and determination. Motivation can’t hold a candle to a straight-up, no-nonsense attitude towards life.

Now, you might be baffled at my tirade on motivation – but listen to me, because I’m about to review a book that flips the coin on cliched self-help advice.

“Journal of Small Things” by Helen Mackay is the book that every person who is immune to the feel-good factor has been waiting for. It’s a memoir that follows the author’s journey, through which she sheds light on the darker territory of mental health and the nitty-gritty of what it takes to battle through difficult times. Mackay’s story is riddled with challenging experiences that leave you questioning your very existence.

But the beauty of the book is the way it portrays how small moments can have a significant impact on your life. It’s a testament to the importance of acknowledging and celebrating small wins, no matter how seemingly insignificant. It’s easy to get lost in the big picture, but it’s the small things that snowball into achieving big goals.

Now, you might be wondering how a book about mental health and small moments is relevant to people who lift weights. Let me break it down for you – the gym is where you set your small goals that snowball into achieving a significant accomplishment.

Every rep, every set, every small improvement counts. It’s easy to get lost in the end goal, but it’s the small moments of progress that lead to achieving your ultimate goal.

So, why should you read “Journal of Small Things”? Simple – it’s a no BS book that will jolt you out of your comfort zone and shake you up in the best possible way. It will make you acknowledge your small victories and motivate you to keep pushing forward.

Now that you’ve read my review, I want to hear from you. What did you think? Did you read the book? And most importantly, what did you do at the gym today? Let’s start a conversation in the comments section – I’m all ears.

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