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Reviewed by Justine Reyes for Readers' Favorite
Discovering Significance: A Self-Reflection and Journaling Process about how our Experiences and Relationships affect our Success and Impact by Philip Giordano is a self-help book for those seeking to reach their highest potential while also staying authentic to themselves. Giordano provides tools for journaling and reflection through his anecdotal writing all the way to a section at the end of each chapter, called Phil's Coaching Corner, that somewhat summarizes what has been presented in the previous chapter before giving the reader questions to answer and inspirational quotes.
What I found in Giordano's well-written book was relatable. I found myself doing what Discovering Significance was asking readers who would be actively seeking this sort of guidance would do; I was reflecting. When I wasn't reflecting, I was engrossed in his often entertaining tales, his stories and insights were thoughtful and quite wholesome. Overall, I think people who lack (or have low) self-confidence or are otherwise introverted would appreciate Giordano's wisdom.
One of the most powerful chapters in Discovering Significance, for me, was Regrets. "Regrets that stand long enough can create beliefs that limit our actions and put perceptions in place that may not be true." It went deep into the turmoil we feel when we look back at our "what-ifs" and how regrets limit us and our outlook. At its core, Discovering Significance is about living life with purpose and realizing your significance. I urge those having trouble seeking out their great side to pick up a copy of Giordano's book; they will not regret it.