Busting Clichés: 20 Limiting Beliefs That Are Holding You Back #BookReview

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Busting Clichés talks about the various clichés we come across in our lives and how we are at times mislead by them. The author has compiled the most popular clichés and how we perceive them over time. A cliché is a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.  The author has made an excellent effort to explain these and the popular notions behind them.

Mahevash has dedicated this book to the young people everywhere and it is most suitable for them. Young guns who are ready to take on the world are the perfect audience for this book since they have much to learn in the hard, cutthroat world out there.

According to Wikipedia –
A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. 

She has chosen some common and yet relevant clichés. In a well laid out format she gives the exact opposite of what the cliché is saying with a hashtag. She encourages the readers to leave their thoughts on social media with the relevant tags. To mention a few clichés that I enjoyed reading, time heals all wounds, old habits die hard, one good turn deserves another, practice makes perfect and birds of a feather flock together.
She has three aspects of the cliché discussed under the headings of ‘intended meaning’, the ‘misunderstood version’, and the ‘musical reference’. A small caricature is shown about the impact of the cliché. She shares the big ‘takeaway’ from it, how to use it in our lives, learn from it. A relevant quote by a famous personality is also shared about the cliché. The musical list itself is quite entertaining and apt for the clichés mentioned.

The surprising element is the musical reference and the amount of research that went into it. She has even done sketches and examples with them to ensure the explanation is understood easily.

What is the experience of the cliché in life or how a person has understood it, is then discussed. She shares relevant links and finally asks the reader to think about the cliché and its relevance in their own life.

Another section is the awesome links she has shared for improving, growing and learning through various aspects of our lives. These include open source learning, TEDx Talks, books, movies and websites—a must use resource.

I think this book is useful for anyone hoping to learn, grow and follow his or her passion and achieve success.

You can connect with the author at @mahevashshaikh or  www.mahevashmuses.com

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Busting Clichés: 20 Limiting Beliefs That Are Holding You Back

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Blood is thicker than water

Time heals all wounds

Who hasn’t grown up with clichés?

Clichés have been around forever and everybody uses them from time to time. In fact, we learn a lot of them at English class in the form of proverbs and sayings. And that’s a good thing, because a lot of clichés are power-packed with wise advice and rules to live by.

However, trouble brews when they are generalized, taken literally or misinterpreted due to popular notion. These overused statements then become limiting beliefs that negatively influence our thoughts, choices and decisions.

This book examines 20 commonly misunderstood clichés – the ones we all learned in school. Full of cartoons, popular music references and personal experiences of famous and non-famous folks, it will help you truly live life your way.

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