The One Truth: Elevate Your Mind Unlock Your Power Heal Your Soul

| Author : Jon Gordon, 2023

What’s It All About?

We aren’t meant to feel negative emotions, like anxiety, insecurity, or chronic stress most of time. Instead, we’re meant to live with hope, clarity, power, purpose, and confidence. But how are we supposed to achieve this? Jon Gordon delves deep into this question in his book The One Truth: Elevate Your Mind, Unlock Your Power, Heal Your Soul. Jon is the bestselling author of fourteen other books and by the time you’re reading this book report, I’m confident this will be his fifteenth bestseller!

In The One Truth, Jon offers many insights on how to elevate your mind and live life to the fullest. He distills it all into one truth: our state of mind—and all the experiences that come with it—is influenced by our oneness and our separateness with the world around us. When we’re separated, we feel disconnected. This hinders our communications, our relationships, and the overall way we show up for our teams or others in our lives. On the other hand, when we’re grounded in who we are, we can forge stronger connections and feel more at peace with who we are!

In The One Truth, Jon explores this idea and shares how learning to see life through a new lens can help you find more confidence, elevate your mind, and change the way you show up in your leadership and relationships. The book is broken into three easily-digestible sections, and guides readers through a short but filling journey toward discovering “the one truth.”

Favorite Quote

“Just because you have a thought doesn’t mean you have to believe it, especially when negative thoughts are lies that distort the truth in order to discourage and divide you”

Biggest Takeaway

From time to time, all of us get negative thoughts. When we find ourselves faced with negative thoughts, it’s often driven by anxiety and depression—and when we don’t know why we’re feeling this way, it can make us feel even worse. In The One Truth, Jon offers the important reminder that the negative thoughts are not coming from you. After all, it’s not like we wake up in the morning and decide to feel anxious, stressed, or even depressed.

Bonus Information

I love when a book includes actionable information, like Jon does with his action plan at the end of The One Truth. With this action plan and ideas from implementation, The One Truth isn’t just a book you finish and set aside—it’s a valuable tool you can use your change your mind and your life.

Reviewed by: Trevor Blondeel,  September 26, 2023

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