This should be mandatory reading for every teen at the beginning of high school. In fact, if this guide were to be expanded into an entire course, we would see more of an increase in successful people believing in themselves, and a decrease in the teen-anxiety we hear so much about.
This book literally puts the harness in kids’ hands, and teaches them to ride! It is more about discovering and knowing oneself rather than “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” (although I love the “Don’ts” guide at the end). It’s about nurturing growth, and encouraging thinking outside of perceived limitations.
I just know Bust Your BUTS is going to be transformational for adults AND teens. The easy-to-absorb format is thoughtfully and concisely presented, making it an effective and useful resource to which people can refer easily when needed. It is unique and effective in presenting meaningful strategies for taking control of actions, attitudes, and energy well spent. It develops responsibility, builds self-esteem, and teaches kids how to construct perspectives for their own success. The inspiring quotes reinforce what the author is teaching: instead of procrastinating—or being overwhelmed by a large task—deconstruct, categorize, prioritize, and persevere.
Another monumental achievement from Joanne Foster.