Matters: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out
Paper Back Edition
Your life has
a root core that, once understood, unlocks a powerful force to create
your life the way it was meant to be, the way you want and need
it to be. Key questions and an amazingly clear "map" are
now at your fingertips to begin your journey to "Live by Design."
These are questions that, with the help of this book, you can answer
and bring into action-oriented focus:
- What are the ten
most defining moments of your life?
- What are the seven
most critical choices you have made to put you on your current path?
- Who are the five
most pivotal people in your world and how have they shaped you?
Identifying and working
with these key elements are at the heart of Dr. Phillip C. McGraw's latest
work, Self Matters, and soon they will be at the heart of your
own new work: you.
In this groundbreaking
work, Dr. Phil challenges you to find your "authentic self"-that
person you once were before life took its toll. It is you at your greatest,
most fulfilled, most real moment. It is the person you have always wanted
to be, but were too distracted, busy, or scared to become. Instead, you
have created a "fictional self"-taking on the identity of who
you believe you are supposed be, the person people tell you you are. The
incongruence between these two selves is what leads you to feel that your
life is incomplete, unbalanced, and altogether more difficult than it
really should be.
The good news is it
no longer needs to be that way. By using the plan set forth in Self
Matters, Dr. Phil helps you to demystify your self-concept and learn
how to reclaim your authentic self. In evaluating your life by only the
facts, you can learn to think beyond the excuses and fears that have masked
the person you have always wanted to be.