WHAT IF YOU KNEW 11 words that could change the course of your life, would you include and use them in your daily vocabulary? Not knowing what to expect, you will be pleasantly surprised with this book and drawn in the more you read. You will be taken on a journey of discovery. ASPIRE: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words by Kevin Hall is quite simply put, a book about words. More specifically, the power of words.
“IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WORD, and the Word was with God. And the Word was God,” (John 1:1), (p. ix). How fitting to introduce us to the subject matter this way and prepare the reader for what comes next. Kevin Hall breaks the book up into three parts. The first five chapters relate to your personal development, the last chapters relate to leading others and the middle or sixth chapter is according to the author the most important chapter. Each chapter centers around one of these powerful words and includes a story with the “Master of Words.” The “Master of Words” becomes the common thread, the connection per se, that links each chapter.
THESE ELEVEN “UNIQUE AND PROFOUNDLY POWERFUL WORDS from other languages and cultures” serve as the foundation…this is the secret to the power of words Mr. Hall writes so passionately about. The author believes that by knowing and understanding the inherent power of these 11 words (Genshai, Pathfinder, Namaste, Passion, Sapere Vedere, Humility, Inspire, Empathy, Coach, Ollin, Integrity) you have the tools to help you “capture a force capable of lighting one’s paths and hoped for horizons.”
THOUGHTS for your SOUL:
- “There is a language of success and a language of distress. There is a language of progress and a language of regress.”
- “Words are the direction signs that show the way to understanding your path and purpose.”
- “Invictus- a Latin word that stands for unconquered, unsubdued, invincible… Don’t listen to the critics. Don’t pay attention to all the reasons why you can’t reach your goal. Concentrate on your strengths, not your weaknesses. It is your call. Be unconquered, unsubdued, invincible.”
ASPIRE will inspire you to do better, be better. Words are the foundation of communication in all cultures. Kevin Hall, through his use, explanation and origin of words challenge us create opportunities for ourselves to elevate our status in life. ASPIRE to be something greater than what society or you have labeled as “enough” for yourself.
*This review was originally posted on June 23, 2013.
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates Aspire as MELODICALLY MEANINGFUL (151-300 pgs)…just the right mixture of content and pages.
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