2022 Reading Review: “Make It Happen”

Alright, this review is gonna deviate from my normal setup. Because this isn’t a fictional novel—it’s a self-improvement, personal development, spiritual kinda book. So, there are no characters to talk about. Well, unless you count yourself doing the exercises in the book as you being the main character.

Listen, I’m all over the place when it comes to my reading. Yeah, I do a lot of fantasy and love diving into those worlds, but I do like spiritual stuff and the personal development reads. Sometimes, they spark something good in me.

Make It Happen was a book that jumped out at me while I was wandering through The Works in Glasgow before meeting some friends for dinner. I’ve heard and read plenty of social media posts about manifesting and creating your dream life. Still, I was intrigued by the book. Even after walking away, I came back to it. It’s a pretty lengthy read, about 334 pages. But it did not feel that long.

Let me get in to telling you more about this book.

Story

Okay, there really isn’t a story here. At least in the sense of a novel. There are no characters to follow or a plot to keep track of. Really, it’s more of a self-improvement book.

But the overall story is about how you can use manifestation to build the life of your dreams.

Now, manifestation is a hot word at the moment. Everyone’s using it, and a lot of people are confused by what it means. Honestly, I flow in the spiritual and psychological realms of social media and hear about it all the time, and even I was like, Y’all need to make up your minds about what this thing actually is.

This book actually explains it pretty well. It’s not just about “thinking positively”. Rather, it’s about aligning your thoughts, your feelings, your actions, and your faith up with what you desire in life. And it shows you how to use this equation to build the life you want.

So, that’s the story.

Writing

I really liked the writing here. Jordanna Levin had such a down-to-earth, easy-to-connect-with writing style. As I read, I felt more like I was having a chat with her. She cracked a lot of jokes, shared a lot of stories and experiences, and this really helped the reader see and feel a connection to her. I understood how she used the manifestation equation in her life, and she explained it in such a way that it didn’t feel complicated.

Sure, it might be one of the longer books about manifestation. But if you’re really struggling to understand the concept of it, this might be the place to start. She really does break it down in simple pieces and makes it so easy to understand.

Will You Like This?

Do you find yourself constantly hearing about manifestation through social media outlets and have no idea what it means?
Are you interested in learning more about it and how you can use it in your own life?
Do you like reading more conversational books, where you really feel like the author is having a chat with you?

Then why not give this a shot?

I’m a big believer in self-awareness and self-work, and if nothing else, this book does give insights into both of those things. You can’t read a book about manifesting the life of your dreams without taking some time to question how it could be relevant to you. And in that, you may find new ways to improve yourself and your habits—even if they have nothing to do with the book.

Opinion (Spoilers)

Alright, I’m gonna talk about me for a bit. I’m a pagan, and I consider myself a pretty spiritual person. But I also have my Master of Science in Psychological Studies, so I consider myself a person of science and research as well. So, I do enjoy reading about different subjects like this and considering my opinion on them.

And while I don’t always agree with the terminology or methods that most social media presences have on topics like these, I don’t immediately consider them BS. And that’s because of how I understand and interpret these subjects. Too many people take them literally, and you’re not always meant to.

So, the idea of manifestation makes sense to me. It’s essentially about aligning all of yourself—your thoughts, feelings, actions, and faith—to the thing you want. And whether you think that’s magical or not, doing that is certainly going to put you in a better, more positive space—which may gain you a greater ability to achieve what you want.

It’s like the quote, “Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re probably right.” To me, it’s the same.

Whether or not you believe in the idea of manifestation, this is a pretty good book for giving you another way to look at life and your own ability to work towards your goals. It’s not always about hard work—though that’s a big piece of it. If you’re constantly doubting yourself or feeling like you’re not good enough, then achieving your goals becomes even more difficult. Learning about manifestation may help you realize that you have to overcome a lot more of your own BS in order to achieve more.

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