Things That Matter By Joshua Becker
Book/Novel Author: Joshua Becker
Book/Novel Title: Things That Matter
Discover practical steps you can take today to live a life focused on things that matter, from the bestselling author of The More of Less and The Minimalist Home.“Things That Matter points the way to free ourselves from the distractions of everyday life so that we can build the lives we seek to create.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness ProjectDo you want to live a meaningful life—with very few regrets—and make a positive difference in the world? But is culture distracting you from doing so? Perhaps moments, days, and years go by without you stopping to ask yourself, Am I living out my true purpose? Even if that question whispers to you, are you brushing it aside because you don’t know what to change in life’s busyness? In Things That Matter, Joshua Becker helps you identify the obstacles—such as fear, technology, money, possessions, and the opinions of others—that keep you from living with intention, and then he provides practical ideas for letting go of those distractions today so you can focus on what matters most. He uses practical exercises and questions, insights from a nationwide survey, and success stories to give you the motivation you need to • identify the pursuits that matter most to you • align your dreams with your daily priorities • recognize how money and possessions keep you from happiness • become aware of how others’ opinions of you influence your choices • embrace what you’re truly passionate about instead of planning that next escape • figure out what to do with all those emails, notifications, and pings • let go of past mistakes and debilitating habits Things That Matter is a book about living well. It’s about overcoming the chatter of a world focused on all the wrong things. It’s about rethinking the common assumptions of today to find satisfaction and fulfillment tomorrow. How do we get to the end of our lives with minimal regrets? We set aside lesser pursuits to seek lasting meaning. And we discover the joy of doing it every day.
Joshua’s other books were very practical. This one goes deeper and challenges one to examine values and priorities. He is open and vulnerable about himself. Definitely a book to read more than once.
What a great book to read especially after doing the online Uncluttered Course with Joshua !The book makes you feel like you are right there with him, thinking about what your own purpose is!I look forward to Joshua’s next book.
This is a good book. Very thought provoking. I love Mr. Becker’s approach to minimalism and how it effects every area of our lives.
Things that Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life by Joshua Becker9780593193976271 PagesPublisher WaterBrook & Multnomah, WaterBrookRelease Date: April 19, 2022Nonfiction, Self-Help, Minimalism, Health, Mind & Body, SpiritI have been following Joshua’s blog and newsletter, Becoming Minimalist for years. When I saw that he wrote this book, I knew I had to read it. Although there are many mentions of his faith, it is not a religious book.There are many Aha moments throughout. I found myself highlighting many sentences in the book repeatedly. The main message in the book is to live without regrets. He does not push the minimalist message, but it makes sense that if you have less, you will worry less, clean less, and spend less. This leaves more time to live. As I write this review, I am aware of previous things that distracted me from writing and habits that affected my quality of life. I have a plan for making the changes permanent and already started implementing some. If you need a gentle push to show you how to make permanent changes to your way or thinking about yourself or the things that you do, this is an excellent book.
So many things to say about this book! I would recommend it 110% to anyone pursuing a life of intention living, relevancy while on this Earth, and what distractions are present to reflect on reducing…in order to live our fullest lives! Well done, Joshua!
Joshua Becker is my all time favorite author and this book does not disappoint! It has so many practical tips for living a less distracted life in order to focus on what matters.