Book: Stepping Stones
Author: Lubhna Dongre
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Published by: Notion Press
Number of pages: 293 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5
BOOK SUMMARY: As the sun consistently rises and sets, you too must approach your goals with the same commitment and steadiness, every day, like nature, and contribute to the world by passionately living your purpose.
MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of Stepping Stones by Lubhna Dongre from Vinfluencers in exchange for an honest review.
The book begins with a list of leaders who have given guidance to the author followed by acknowledgements and an introduction by the author explaining what motivated her to write the book. Throughout the book, the author also thanks various teachers who guided and motivated her in different ways.
The book has been divided into chapters titled Potential, Purpose, Programming, Progress, Plan, Problems, Persistence, Power, Performance and Pleasure/Peace. The title of the book, “Stepping Stones” is extremely appropriate as the author attempts to give guidance to young people about how to go ahead in life.
With each chapter, the author focuses on urging the reader to set goals and to be prepared to break out of one’s comfort zone. On many occasions, the author gives examples of her own life experiences. I particularly enjoyed reading about Barefoot College and the night school in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
Lubhna Dongre has given valuable tips regarding utilising time, energy, being consistent, setting goals and working hard throughout the book. She has also discussed the power of positivity and gratitude.
The author has also discussed an interesting technique that can be used by teenagers and adults alike: to think about how we will be remembered after we die.
The book concludes with letters and emails received by the author by various leaders all over India.
It is commendable that a young person has written such a motivating book. The division of the book in different sections makes for easy reading. Though the book is targeted at a young audience, adults will also definitely benefit from reading this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lubhna Dongre is a teenaged schoolgirl whose goal is to become an IAS officer.