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Book review: Clock versus Compass
Many educators, psychologists, pedagogues, education therapists, cognitive therapists, social scientists and management experts are batting for basing their thinking and actions on the precepts of positive psychology for the total wellbeing and optimal functioning of functionaries.

One can take strength from positive psychology that studies scientifically human virtues, strengths and values and suggests the ways and means to lead purposeful, contributory, constructive and fulfilling lives.

However, people always look for self-help and motivational books written in a language that is not technical and readable by the majority to be able to comprehend and apply the principles of positive psychology to flourish in life and cultivate their strengths.

The books "Clock versus Compass", authored by a positive psychology practitioner Reena Raj and published by John Hunt Publishing, foots the bill for peoples and readers of self-help books who are interested in self-growth by taking life in their hands and enhancing their in-strengths and attain a better self-concept as contributors to their vocation and society.

The format of the book is suitable for modern age in which people because of intense social learning of digital age was information in small sizes suggesting practical things. The book has an easy-to- understand language explaining various aspects of practical positive psychology explained in bite-sized concepts to go for a positive balance and create peace and harmony in social and lives.

The author feels that things have to be balanced and optimal since over-doing can turn pursuits into obsession or over-confidence.  Thus, a fulfilling life can be created through bite-sized information on positive life aspects followed by reflection and affirmative action.

The title of the book is also quite revealing since a compass directs towards right choices while the clock governs time for optimizing the strength. The book makes one understand your strengths and build to optimal level and actualize them as fulfilling experience.

The book rightfully claims that everyday concepts are presented with a view to explore positive balance and create peace and harmony in life. I find he book a welcome addition in the field of applied positive psychology and would recommend it both for common people and professionals.

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