Achieving Your Promises
How to Reverse Your Circumstances and Realize Your Dreams

Chapter 4

The title of Chapter 4 is Taking Control of Your Career

Timothy talks about changing careers and doing what is best for us. He begins by discussing our mindsets again and how to get away from the negative, turning off the TV and its negative news reports. If we want to be informed, we can inform ourselves about positives things by going out into the community and volunteering. By focusing on the positive and shutting out negative messages, you will begin to believe that the change you want to make is possible. Surround yourself with positive people. As Jim Rohn says, “You are the average of the five people around you,” so make sure they are positive ones. Take action, but whenever you take any action, ask yourself whether it will move you toward your promises? Don’t be afraid to do things differently and risk making a mistake. Timothy concludes this chapter by asking us to make a list of what we will do to further our careers.

This review was written by Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and author of the regionally bestselling "The Marquette Trilogy." Tyler is also a professional editor and book reviewer. For more information about his books and his services visit and

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