Think Like a Monk – A book review

I would rate this book a 5/5. It is a 500 odd page book. I can usually finish a book in 3 days but this one took longer since I had to contemplate as it is chock full of wisdom.

I use a digital reading app to checkout books from my library. The app is awesome and allows me to highlight and bookmark passages that I can revisit later. Rarely have I highlighted an entire book.

Jay Shetty has done an exceptional job of presenting complicated ideas in simplistic form. He heavily borrows from scriptures and practical life experiences. He does not talk down to the reader as a ‘know-it-all’, instead he presents himself as a fractured soul who is also on a journey albeit a few steps ahead.

One of my takeaways from this book:

Jay Shetty writes that alongside your to-do list , write a to-be list. This way you can achieve your goals with a greater sense of purpose and can audit yourself.

Example:

Before I read this book, my to do list looked like:

  • Commit to memory a few verses from the scriptures in 10 days.

After reading the book it looks like:

  • Commit to memory a few verses from the scriptures in 10 days.

To achieve the above, I need to be:

  • Disciplined (Someone who can set aside time everyday to learn.)

If I do not achieve my goal, I certainly would know where I fell short.

7 thoughts on “Think Like a Monk – A book review

  1. I particularly liked this sentence – “He does not talk down to the reader as a ‘know-it-all’, instead he presents himself as a fractured soul who is also on a journey albeit a few steps ahead.”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m a fan of jay shetty. I listen to his podcast occasionally and read this book! Recently I found out he plagiarizes a ton of people, on Instagram and in his podcast. His monk history is a bit spotty too. I enjoy this book but that kinda made me rethink him. I will say that man is smart with marketing and works super hard.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s