The Dutch publisher of Anna Fels' book Necessary dreams: Ambition in Women's changing lives asked me to review this book, saying she was really interested in my opinion! So I was all flattered and everything and told her: 'Of course! I'ld be happy to review it!'
Where's a picture book if you need it...
So now I'm reading it and I find it very hard going indeed. My mind is groaning and moaning with effort, begging me to stop and read something a little easier. Preferably a children's picture book.
There I was, ploughing along when suddenly it hit me: reading this book is a lot like running! In both cases I want to, but also I really, really don't want to.
Using running lessons
So I decided to apply the principle of running programs to reading this boring book:
Divide the task at hand into little managable pieces!
The book consists of fourteen chapters, and I've decided to read two of them a day. That way I'll finish it in seven days.
Suddenly it's not so daunting any more.
Isn't it wonderful how the wisdom gained from running applies to life in general?!