The Positive Dog

The Positive Dog

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The Positive Dog

A Brief Summary:

Throughout the book,The Positive Dog, Jon Gordon uses amazing imagery demonstrating the effects of what will happen when you feed your “negative” and your “positive” inner dogs. Showing that all of us have both and that whichever we feed will be the dog that will gain strength. Gordon also goes on to describe instances where we are able to change our outlook to that of a more positive mindset using some characters that we grow fond of over the course of the book.

The Wow Factors:

  • Imagery is AMAZING
  • All of the content is shared in an easy to read 99 pages
  • We are given examples of effects for being positive and negative throughout
  • Taking action was made simple starting on Chapter 1
  • I read this book for the first time a little under 1 year ago and am still amazed that such small changes have made drastic differences in my life

And this stood out:

This is a book that I have and would still recommend to those between the ages of 7 and 99. Honestly if your child is a strong reader at a younger age and if you enjoy reading after the age of 99 then I would still recommend it! There are pictures and the content is easy to follow. Being positive is a trait we all can work on at any age.

My take away:

I loved this book! Gordon is an amazing writer and really is able to dig deep down to the root, pull out the weeds, water the seed and overall help me grow into a better person.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Am I a naturally positive or negative person?
  2. Make a list of key points of your day (if it is the morning than do the day before). The more info the better! Looking over your list, are the words you used to describe your day optimistic or pessimistic? To get the most out of this book it is best to be honest with yourself!
  3. How often do you laugh or tell/ listen to a joke?
  4. Once you get to the chapter, A Day of Gratitude, wake up and write down 3 reasons you are grateful. While reading this book (and even after) continue to build your gratitude by writing down a minimum of three reasons each morning.
  5. What do fear and faith have in common?
  6. What are some examples of feeding others?

Can I apply this?

The Positive Dog can absolutely be applied to everyday life. From experience, life was brighter no matter the circumstance after reading this book. This is a book I like to read at least once a year and especially if I feel that I have been feeding my “negative” pup.



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