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Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It

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Turn your dreams into reality by taking matters into your own hands.

In Write It Down, Make It Happen, Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D., explains how simply writing down your goals in life is the first step toward achieving them. Writing can even help you understand what you want. In this book, you will read stories about ordinary people who witnessed miracles large and sma

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Paperback, 250 pages
Published January 3rd 2001 by Fireside Books (first published 2000)
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Valerie
Apr 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this and recommend it.

Some notes:

Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great? Nelson Mandela

Journaling and photography allow you to live twice as much because you pay better attention.

Don't wait for the perfect circumstances. Begin having a full life today. A whole, fulfilling life.

Write goals and review them. Keep the dreams alive this way. Make these notes a beacon to refer to over and over.

Writing can make your feelings speedbumps, not road block
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Vee
Mar 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the best book in the WORLD! I love it, I love it, I love it!!! I've always been one to write down EVERYTHING. This book helped me to really set up in my mind what I want, dream it, and live it. You can consider this your guide to true happiness. Our God is an awesome God! Tell him your dreams. Thank him for your unanswered prayers, sit back and watch them come true. I've had these concepts in my mind for while and I still keep this little piece of paper where I wrote down my life goals. ...more
Sarah Ford
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing


The reason I am giving this book five stars is that I followed it to the letter and made what I wanted to happen happen. I wanted to take a solo summer road trip from Florida to New England, stay up there for a few weeks, and visit DC and Atlanta on the way back. I was scared to do it and needed the financial means. This book motivated me to work an extra job, work extra hours at the two jobs I had, to make the arrangements, make it possible to take five weeks off, and psyched me up to actually
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Dan
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Several yard ago, I saw this book recommended in Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love by Barbara Winter. It sat on my list of books to buy for over five years. This Christmas, I was reviewing my list, trying to decide which book would be my “Christmas book”. Every year, we have a tradition where everyone gets a book to read. I finally moved it off the list of Someday to Today. The ironic thing is, once I started reading, I realized I must have checked it ou ...more
Carmen Sisson
Dec 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Never fails to inspire me to go back to journaling, to think long and hard about what I want out of life. It's a little hokey and saccharine at times -- so many books like this are. And the personal stories tend to obscure rather than illustrate, but the exercises are worthwhile.

It's not as simple as writing down what you want and making it happen. Sometimes what you want isn't what you need; sometimes what you need isn't what you want. But to borrow another cliche: Knowing what you don't want
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Robin
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help, writing
Although I agree with the basic premise of this book--that writing down goals and aspirations can help to manifest them--I did not find the book very helpful in doing this. It might be more helpful for a non-writer or for someone who has never consciously set goals in order to achieve them.

The format is short chapters followed by exercises. Not all chapters and exercises are related to writing, which makes the title a bit misleading. There are chapters on inventing rituals and starting a goal-se
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♥ Ibrahim ♥
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Henriette herself is enough proof that success is within our reach and we are meant to succeed. She wrote her book in a café and she writes as if she is talking to you face to face. So, she is so real and practical. I found the stories in the book so inspiring and motivating and I took down a lot of notes that I enjoy rephrasing for my Arabic speaking friends. I tried these principles before reading about them in a book like this and indeed they work. Our faith in what we write and believing it. ...more
Lain
Nov 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
Forget about "The Secret!" Books like these are the ones that will REALLY change your life. I appreciated the author's no-nonsense, practical approach.

If you like this approach, another book you might like is "The Life Organizer" by Jennifer Louden. It is full of questions and prompts to help you envision the life that will make your heart beat faster. It makes a great companion to this volume.
icedeath
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
بنویس تا اتفاق بیافتد برای کسانی که به نوشتن علاقه دارن و قدرت نوشتن رو درک کردن
Audrey L
Sep 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Super book! I took many notes while I read so I could remember all of the wonderful ideas for using writing as a tool of creation. There are assignments at the end of each chapter for you to practice what you are learning. She helps you clarify your thoughts, and desires. She also helps you work through your worries and fears and realize your true "hearts desire." The chapter I have used and enjoyed the most is, "Writing to God." This is a wonderful process of faith and writing with the Spi ...more
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“your fears (and upping the ante, making the opposite statement not just the fear in reverse, but something even more attractive) empowers and energizes you to start thinking differently, to attract the kind of answers that,” 0 likes
“My sons, James and Peter, own and operate a graphic design firm. They are imaginative, creative, and indefatigable workers and their business is thriving. At the beginning of each month, they have a planning session where they write down their goals for the month. Then every Monday morning, they select and write on a dry erase board the goals for the week. From that point on, they know that their activities—often indirectly—will feed those goals. What delights them constantly is the amount of work they get from untapped sources.” 0 likes
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