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Nine reviews - there are many more on Amazon and internet review sites.
1. Ian Timothy is truthful; he has beyond helped me to realise that there is no reasonable excuse or reason to worry about anything - Worrying only stops you from living in the present, worrying only stops you from trying new things and worrying also makes you think over and over with negative thoughts of your past.
2. Never Let Anything Worry You is an interesting read and probably one of the best things Ian Timothy has written to date. It is full of golden snippets that make you stop and think about how much time we waste 'worrying' about stuff that either never happens or if it does is never as bad as we anticipated.
3. I enjoyed this book, lots of good advice: I admire the author, it is a book I can reread again and again. I hope he writes more books on this subject.
4. This is a treasure chest full of precious gems to cherish over and over again. If you take a copy and use it as a manual for life, you will find that you gain far more than is promised in the title. That is a fact. When you buy and read this book positive transformation is bound to take place.
5. This is a great book to remind you that nothing is worth worrying about. It puts things in perspective and is full of wise insights. It's really honest and down to earth too: And won't tell you to follow any regimes or start chanting affirmations to yourself in the mirror, It's like having a chat with someone much older and wiser who kindly pushes you to see the futility of wasting your life worrying when there are so many simple things to enjoy
6. I read this book every evening before I went to sleep. I must say I feel different about my future, I'm more relaxed about my worries, in other words, I don't worry anymore. I would certainly recommend this to anyway who feels like I did. I like the way Ian made me think he was talking to me personally as his unknown friend. I'm going to reread it; as I enjoyed it so much. Thank you Ian
7. Probably the best book I’ve ever read. This book allows you to think clearly about life, without being unrealistic and providing mystical answers. I felt it held my hand throughout, rather than throw instruction or heavy-handed advice my way. Even if you disagree entirely with its content, it's still an inspiring read. A book for all and written at a time when its content is most relevant.
8. I read the reviews before I downloaded this book and I've re-read the reviews before writing my own. All but one have some merit or truth, the review which talks of the authors mocking of God and the bible is, in my opinion, completely inaccurate. Not every chapter is 100%. However, every chapter contains thoughts or ideas which do make you think. I was guided to this book by a good friend who owns the paperback version (now full of post-it notes and highlighted passages) I understand why she has done this. I like the references to other books, and in all, an excellent book, which I've read four or five times and I find it interesting that other reviewers also recommend re-reading this title. I'd recommend this book - more than worth its purchase price.
9. I always enjoy reading Ian's thoughts and getting an insight into his mind, and this book did not disappoint. There is a lot to take in, and I would recommend that you read it more than once. Perhaps let some of the messages apply to your life and sink in and then return to it. Super read as always.
Ideas Explored in the Book
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‘Never Let Anything Worry You’ guides the reader to rethink their close environment. Philosophies contained in each chapter provide the reader with threads of thought which help to overcome unnecessary worry.
‘Never Let Anything Worry You’ considers the multifaceted philosophy called ‘Selfness'. 'The Philosophy of Selfness' evolved from isolating the methods used by successful people. The methods of wealth were found in conversational interviews which are focussed on the ‘hows’ of success. During editing of the recordings the task is to sift through and verify information provided by interviewees. During this task I came to the conclusion successful people follow similar formulae and make parallel choices. In effect, the philosophy can help individuals to become successful by encouraging them to reflect on the methods used by successful people.
On a basic level, successful people accumulate facts, use intelligent reasoning and understand the power of interaction. People who enjoy the experience of wealth will have followed a determined path. There is no doubt in my mind success has a formula. ‘Never Let Anything Worry You’ reveals to the reader how to attain the mindset of happiness and the attainment of wealth. Cynics may claim this is impossible; I’d bet a pound for a penny happiness and wealth are not part of their lives.
No one succeeds without the support of others. Successful people utilise communication, intelligent and critical thought, emotional stability and creativity. They understand trust and mutual profit is essential to the attainment of wealth and prosperity. There is no room for excuses or half-hearted commitment.
The concept of ‘Selfness' helps us to make life as easy and simple as possible. Being happy is easier than being unhappy. To those who disagree: I answer: 'You can be happy if you refuse to allow negative attitudes or people into your life' The counter-argument then becomes: ‘This is not possible’: I answer ‘If this is your belief, you may well discover toward the end of life, it is a false belief’. Selfness suggests, choosing not to interact with adverse situations and people is an important life choice.
'Selfness' is an understanding of essential individuality. Knowing if the potential of ‘Selfness’ is worthy of investigation is discovered in the answers to three questions:
1) ‘Do I desire to discover my essential purpose?’
2) ‘Do I accept if I owe nothing and never enter into any form of debt I become free to do as I desire?’
3) ‘Do I have an obligation to help those who will not help themselves?’
The three questions become the seeds of thought and will help the reader decide if 'The Philosophy of Selfness' is worth consideration.
Selfness is an understanding of essential individuality. In other words, understanding one's character and personality on a deep and profound level. It is a journey which eventually provides incredible inner security and self-confidence.
Selfness is also an understanding of, and acceptance of reality. The philosophy guides the reader to live within basic rules and limitations. For example: Prioritising personal objectives: Understanding personal environments: making the most of every day: Learning to save a percentage of one's income. Although we do not have to fly solo; if the goals are shared with a partner, the outcome will be more readily achieved. I give examples of this in 'Never Let Anything Worry You'.
Do not confuse selfness with selfishness:
Selfishness is meanness of heart which is an extension of greed. Greed is the need to possess and own people and objects beyond one's practical needs. Selfishness is an inability to share or be fair or live within moral principals.
Living life without debt requires a lifelong commitment. For the majority of people, this choice is too complicated and they will find reasons to disagree with the ‘Philosophy of Selfness’. Taking on the philosophy is tough and initially seems to be without reward. The first objective is to own one's home as early as possible. To be free of the obligation of rent and mortgage releases the individual to live within freedom. The sacrifices made will be forgotten once the first objectives are attained.
External environments are complex: So focus on one's 'Close Personal Environment' - This excerpt from chapter one guides the reader to the ethos of Selfness:
- "The objective of wealth and security can be attained by anyone living in the Western World. They can take advantage of a system of wealth. The system can be used to become secure: it is in three parts:-
The system of wealth requires a man to work. Save until he can secure a mortgage and pay off the loan early.
The reader is not deceived: there is no promise of millions or mansions. This book is not about money or ways to become materially wealthy. The premise is: Work, save and own your home, sacrifice early to enjoy life to its best advantage later on. Much of life has the same process of success:
2) Save or learn.
3) Take possession or succeed with an objective.
Readers decide to agree or not with the essays (chapters) in the book. All ideas can be tested or dismissed. Many chapters describe how to avoid the jackal’s who take money from your pocket. I reference money throughout this book. Money is of primary importance when searching for happiness and security. Being unable to earn and manage money is a primary cause of unhappiness. Those who believe money is evil most often live in fear of the next bill dropping into the postbox".
Every reader will discover something useful within the book. It is not a panacea for worry. Although, many people who have read the book find it a refreshing change from ‘run of the mill’ self-help books. Truth to tell the download is two pounds. There is little to lose and many thoughts to gain.
I will write articles, essays and short stories which demonstrate how to use 'selfness' to personal advantage. It is my belief all humankind should be without debt and worry. I will continue to write about 'The Philosophy of Selfness' until I enter my final sleep.
The paperback version of 'Never Let Anything Worry You' will be available from this site in March 2018.