How Will You Measure Your Life | Clayton Christensen | Book Review

My Uncle suggested this book to me after reading about it in a Harvard Business Review and this book did live up to the title but took a different path from my expectations!

If I were to review this book in one line, I would say: This is an impressive book with simple but powerful well rounded wholesome advice given in a way which makes sense to you for your career, relationships and businesses.

Title: How will you Measure your Life
Author: Clayton M Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon
Genre: Self-Help/ Non Fiction
Pages: 240
Rating: 4/5
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Image Credits: Goodreads

My Thoughts

This book is about finding meaning in your life and working towards making your life truly meaningful by keeping a balance between your career, a company and your relationships (family/friends) through various theories to help you through the same.

I expected this book would help me with metrics on things that matter most in life (Well, that’s what measuring is, right?) but this book took an approach telling me that meaning and motivation are intrinsic factors and that there is no one solution for all cases. This book does not delve in Do’s and Don’ts but provides you with tools to figure out the best path for you to understand and implement the theories.

Many of the things that have been told by elders and other famous books were spoken about through a different lens and that is what kept me going. Each time I read something I knew (but never acted upon until now though) I got curious to see his take on it and it sure was justified! I loved the examples he used and the way he has explained them to make them useful in our lives.

Just putting his learnings and research in words hit hard and forced me to introspect and helped me understand many things I am not doing right (Doesn’t mean I’m wrong… it’s just that what I have been doing, doesn’t bring the best out of my current situation) made me begin working on myself*.*

What I really liked about the book: The simple language and the entire book being on point without straying from the topic was great. And most of all this book helped me introspect. The book Essentialism gave me an idea that I had to prioritise and find meaning, while this book really helped me understand the how.

My Recommendation

This book is for everyone at all points of life. But, the best use of this would be to people who are just beginning their careers, their first job, settling down and definitely, new parents.

Also, if anyone has not yet begun reading self help books, I would suggest this book to be the first book to try out.

If you liked this, You may like: Anything You Want, Essentialism

I Would Rate it:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

But, before you go, How would you measure your life?

Here is a song for you, to help you through the day!

Until Next Time,
Stay Home, Stay Safe,
More Power To You

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