It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad

So how do you stretch a 30-minute pep talk from a motivational speaker into a 250-page book? Well, if you read It Takes What It Takes, you’ll find out.

First, let’s look at the positive: I like the message of the book. Neutral thinking is a great message. Negative thinking leads to catastrophizing while positive thinking leads to delusional optimism. Facing circumstances separately, not letting the past impact your actions, is a great approach.

Next, let’s look at the negative: maybe it’s just where I am personally, but there is not enough material here for a whole book. If you take out all his references to Russell Wilson, this book would be cut in half.

Again, the message is not the problem, the book is simply a puffed up TED talk.