Book Review: Making Progress by Brady Moller – A Book That Makes Big Promises, But Can It Keep Them?

Book Details:

Title: Making Progress

Author: Brady Moller

Publisher: Live Free Publishing

Genre: Self-Help

Publication Date: November 14th, 2017

My thoughts:

Making Progress lists within the beginning pages what we, the reader should expect to get out of the book, and it is a mighty list.
The problem I often have with these promises is, that they rarely are followed through, or are too condensed to be truly valuable, therefore I decided to base my recommendation of this book if it did fulfill its promises.

While it tried it’s best to do so, this list was in my opinion simply too lofty of a promise to make. I honor the Author for trying to find the solutions to complex problems such as addiction, and less pressing issues such as forgiveness, resentments, loneliness, disappointments, and jealousy. Yet, there is no way to really solve these issues, which are so diverse in such a small space. Each subject alone could fill volumes and has, and therefore the book felt rushed and superficial at times.
Again, I admire the Authors heart, which is evident in its writing, but I also need to make a note of caution that one should not over promise something to a reader, even if the reader obviously knows it is a promise that can not be kept.

That said, let me get to the strong points of Making Progress:

As a Chess player, I appreciated the (albeit short) metaphorical inclusion to one of my favorite games, as an example to highlight why life is a strategy game and used it in a relatable manner to get his point across. I personally enjoy these relateable constructs within complex subject matters, so it added to the enjoyment of reading the book.

The short chapters, were easy to read, and informative, even when lacking in depth. Again, I think this comes mostly from trying to fit in a massive chunk of information into such a small space, and with that the brought forth “solutions” feel forced.

I would love if the Author would re-connect to the individual subject matters by tackling one at a time, in separate volumes, and let his insights shine, with the care that he obviously has for the subject matter.

Book Rating:

3.5 out of 5 stars

Book Summary:

Every decision you make today will have an impact on the decisions you will be forced to make tomorrow. Regardless of where you fit in this game of life.

  1. You don’t know who you are, instead you find youself constantly chaging to “fit in?”
  2. You know you need to, but asking for help is one of your hardest things to do?
  3. You hold deep resentments and grudges that hurt you more than any one else?
  4. You tell people they’re forgiven, yet you struggle to truly let go?
  5. You may even have turned to addictive behaviours to help you cope with life’s stress?
  6. No matter how hard you try, the feeling of “something missing” remains!

Does this sound like you? If YES, then this book is written for you.

Note: This is not your typical get up, be positive and do it self-help book.

It’s a book written, in depth, for us to gain a better understanding of who we are, why we do the things we do, the driving factors behind our fears and how to deal with all of these problematic areas in our lives.

Bold, informative and storytelling.

This book will help you write a new, happier life.

In this book, you will learn:

  • How to change your mindset and develop a positive attitude towards life
  • The value of asking for help
  • How to overcome your addictions
  • How to conquer your disappointments, jealousy and resentments
  • The power of forgiveness
  • And much, much more!

1 Comment

  1. I have not read this book, but I recently started listening to audio books more, mostly related to entrepreneurship, but also in terms of improving your own life in general.

    It is good to know that they list at the beginning what the reader should expect to get out of it, but I can also understand how some would feel that it is not at the level they would have hoped.

    I think for the most part, I am able to keep positive, however, sometimes during times when I may feel stressed, I would start to overthink things and procrastinate on what it is that I should be doing.

    In terms of conquering disappointments, jealousy, and resentments, I think those might be good for me to learn more about.

    My question is, would you say that this book is worth going out of my way for in terms of improving these things compared to some other ones?

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