Book Review

Book Review: “Connecting with Yourself” by Vishal Jacob


Every life is an interesting story, and this story is best written when people go through life’s experiences by staying connected to who they truly are. To stay connected to yourself, you need first to start listening from within.

This book gives a perspective on why we think, feel and act the way we do, through concepts from neuroscience and psychology. It attempts to answer some of life’s key questions, such as-
-Why do we all perceive things differently?
-Why are we designed to do different things?
-Why do we all learn things in different ways?
-How are habits formed?
-What role do emotions play in our lives?
-What makes us happy?
And finally, what it means and takes to stay connected to ourselves and others.


Cover: 5/5
Title: 4.5/5
Blurb: 4/5
Presentation: 4.5/5
Plot: 4/5
Motivation: 4.5/5

Final Rating: 4.5/5

The cover is very beautifully designed. It’s quite thought-provoking. An image of a person diving into water symbolically means “Diving into one’s own personality to connect with himself”.

The Title despite being simple is inspiring and meaningful in itself. “Connecting With Yourself: Why we think, feel and act the way we do”, this title made me pick this novel for self improvement.

The Blurb about this self help book is to the point. It just hits the Bull’s eye. It gives a very clear picture of what this book is about.

This Self Help book provides the reader with many of our daily life questions.

# Why perceptions differ among different people?
#Why are we designed to excel at different things?
#Why we respond the way we respond ?

And many such basic questions of our lives…Those things which make us different from each other…Those things which make us who we are. This book is divided into chapters to enlighten the readers about such questions.

The way the author has given examples is just mind-boggling. Not only that, He has provided with “Key Notes from the Chapter” for quick revision and remembering purpose, so that none of the reader miss out on anything important.

The language used is simple and easy to understand for the readers. The efforts and thorough research of the author shows itself through his work. This book made me realise the importance of Self-introspection, to connect with ourself.

What made the author standout is the fact that He didn’t miss out on giving proper references and credits to others. I must say this is perfectly written book which serves it’s purpose of motivation.

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