What do you think that signing your initials at the end of the chapters accomplished?

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What do you think that signing your initials at the end of the chapters accomplished?

Post by HollandBlue » 02 Nov 2018, 14:34

By having you write your initials at the end of the chapters, did the author inspire you to actually understand and follow his suggestions? If so, how?

I found that I felt more obligated to use Wdowiak's ideas in my daily life since I wrote my initials in at the end of each chapter. It also made me stop and absorb what I had read.
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Post by Samuel Waragu » 03 Nov 2018, 04:22

I did not sign my initials and did not know the purpose of doing so. Perhaps once I decide to reread it again, I will sign my initials.
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Post by FictionLover » 03 Nov 2018, 07:42

I did not sign my initials because it is impossible to put your initials in a Kindle book. At least in my Kindle.

I did not think it served any purpose because it did not anchor the topics in my mind and just became a rote way of knowing that the chapter was at an end.
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Post by Bavithra M » 03 Nov 2018, 08:31

According to me signing initials at the end of the chapters is useless and not required.
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Post by HollandBlue » 03 Nov 2018, 08:59

FictionLover wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 07:42
I did not sign my initials because it is impossible to put your initials in a Kindle book. At least in my Kindle.

I did not think it served any purpose because it did not anchor the topics in my mind and just became a rote way of knowing that the chapter was at an end.
I 'air signed' my initials.
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Post by cpru68 » 03 Nov 2018, 13:37

I think there is the actual signing of it where the eye and the hand coordinate to get it on paper that can be significant, but also there is a vow that is being made that impacts the spirit and the mental part of us that solidifies our commitment to what we have read and that we will implement it. It’s a contract between ourselves and ourselves and for me, that has great meaning to motivate me.
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Post by Jsovermyer » 03 Nov 2018, 15:07

Since I was reading on a Kindle, I didn't sign my initials. I don't really see the use for doing this.

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Post by Kareka88 » 03 Nov 2018, 16:16

FictionLover wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 07:42
I did not sign my initials because it is impossible to put your initials in a Kindle book. At least in my Kindle.

I did not think it served any purpose because it did not anchor the topics in my mind and just became a rote way of knowing that the chapter was at an end.
Signing your initials doesn't matter if you are not willing to make some changes. You can sign and still never do anything to change your attitude or behavior. It's your motivation and self-discipline that will help you to honor yourself by initialing that page.
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Post by Alicia09 » 03 Nov 2018, 17:08

I got the sense that signing my initials at the end of each chapter was meant to accomplish a commitment to think differently. Yet I did not feel accomplished by even mentally signing my initials to the end of each chapter because the chapters were so short and a lot of the chapters were just full of fluff. I think that if the author had longer chapters with more research that proved certain thinking strategies worked, it would have given me more motivation to sign my initials.
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Post by FictionLover » 03 Nov 2018, 17:27

BookReader+6 wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 08:59
FictionLover wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 07:42
I did not sign my initials because it is impossible to put your initials in a Kindle book. At least in my Kindle.

I did not think it served any purpose because it did not anchor the topics in my mind and just became a rote way of knowing that the chapter was at an end.
I 'air signed' my initials.
Funny.

I guess I just wrote it off!
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Post by MKRichards » 03 Nov 2018, 20:35

The author states his reasoning for putting the initial here in the first chapter I believe. It is intended to represent a commitment on your part, to yourself, in an effort to hold you accountable. Like others, I was not able to participate due to my method of reading. I am surprised that the author did not make use of a link to a digital signature of some kind!

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 03 Nov 2018, 22:06

Perhaps this signature tactic is to make sure we read all documents without blindly signing in the future. I'm honestly not sure how or if most exercises in self help books even work. Its truly hard to actively remember to add the mindset and practices of a book to your everyday life. Maybe I'm not a person that these types of books genuinely get to.

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Post by LV2R » 04 Nov 2018, 03:37

I did not see the need to sign my initials at the end of each chapter. I think that the readers can still read the book with the intent to change and not have to show it to themselves by signing their initials.

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Post by Niski » 04 Nov 2018, 05:22

I also didn't think it was necessary to have that included in the book.
I didn't use it.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 04 Nov 2018, 08:01

The author asks readers to sign their initials at the end of chapters to help them stay accountable and have the will to follow his advice. The signing makes it look like the reader is sending a note to oneself. Thus the will to follow through will be stronger.
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