Attaining Fulfillment: 8 Pillars To Live By

Marco Perri’s “Attaining Fulfillment: 8 Pillars to Live By” Review

—Written by Amra Mujithaba, graduate from Schulich School of Business at York University, Founder and Managing Director at Parting Stories.

Marco Perri, a fellow Schulich graduate, published his first book, “Attaining Fulfillment: 8 Pillars to Live Byon multiple platforms this year and I heard about it through social media. I downloaded the book on Amazon recently and finished it in only a few sittings. 

“Attaining Fulfillment: 8 Pillars to Live By” is basically a combination of many self-development books I have read but with Perri’s analysis. He did not include too much research unnecessarily, and spoke more of what we all know innately to be true; fears are worth overcoming, our inner demons should be controlled, and there’s much to be thankful for. Reading his book was like sitting in a therapy session where I was being guided by Perri to understand who I am as well as my reason for being. 

Perri goes deep into discussing the eight pillars, considering every possible perspective and why his conclusions make sense above all. I agreed with everything and it would be difficult not to. Parting from “Attaining Fulfillment: 8 Pillars to Live By”, life appears worth living. I’d describe the book to be enlightening and an incredible read. It was very well-written with every chapter making me feel stronger than before, encouraging me to face fears head on. By avoiding humiliation, he argues that we forsake any shot at improvement and that stuck with me. I’ll remember this moving forward.

I like that towards the end, he included some inspirational quotes and explained his interpretation of them. One of the quotes he mentioned was by Jordan Peterson, whom I greatly respect, and that made me like the book even more.

My sister asked me why I recommended this particular book to her and my immediate response was that it put me in a good mood. I enjoyed reading it in the morning because I would start the day with a positive mindset. It’s amazing that this is Perri’s first book and I encourage everyone to check it out. It was a best-seller on Amazon and I’m not surprised. The book shouldn’t be free because Perri deserves a reward for sharing such great material. He clearly, genuinely cares about the well-being of others more so than making money. Take advantage of his generosity and download the book! 

By the way, I don’t know Perri well and don’t remember ever encountering him in university so this is an honest review. Also, the books I read often have to do with self-development and motivation so when I heard about his one, it fit right into my category and was easy for me to pick up.

Here are my top 10 favourite quotes from Marco Perri’s “Attaining Fulfillment: 8 Pillars to Live By”:

1. “To not try is to never know.”

2. “By remaining idle, you will always encounter the same problem repeatedly.” 

3. “You won’t die by taking a chance, so stop acting like you will.”

4. “Afterall, nothing worth attaining is easily gained.”

5. “For those of us who have the luxury of aging, the realities of our limited time offer some type of motivation.” 

6. “There is nothing more beautiful than a person who embraces themselves completely.”

7. “We are limited creatures with limited resources in a world of chance.”

8. “We have the unique luxury of disregarding fear because in most cases, our lives don’t depend on the outcome.”

9. “We can’t forsake the things we love simply to avoid future pains.”

10. “Travelling the world isn’t a necessity for learning about yourself. Simple things like stepping outside of your comfort zone will suffice.”

Thanks for reading!

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