Thursday, September 7, 2017


Hello, everyone~

It's been a while I didn't do any book review. This book, I've done reading it last month around July.

Now, I've decided to do the review after being requested by my dear blogger friend +Nurul Rasya . <3

Author: Najwa Zebian
Page: 198 pages
Published: 16 January 2016
Genre: Self-Help

Mind Platter contains around 198 - 200-page entries as reflections on different topics that we encounter in our everyday lives: love, friendship, hurt, inspiration, respect, wholeheartedness, motivation, integrity, honesty and more.

Honestly, this was the best motivational, inspiration and reflection book I've ever read. Most of the topics and quotes are much related with our daily life and what we are facing in our lives.

I like Najwa writing because the topics been writing truly from the heart. I can feel what Najwa been feeling and facing because there some topics related to me as well.

All the good and bad things happened in life been stated in the book and how we should encounter it.

It also shares topics, how we tend to think or become a negative person to ourself and other people most of the time. The book also shares, how we could change something negativity mind turning to positivity. How we could give a good value to the society and people around us.

Seriously, even though I've done reading it. Whenever I need a motivational quote or reflection topics I always look back to this book.

Below are some of the excerpt from Zebian, Najwa. “Mind Platter.” 

Stay True to Yourself               
Don't worry about what people think of you or about the way they try to make you feel. If people want to see you as a good person, they will. If people want to see you as a bad person, absolutely nothing you do will stop them. Ironically, the more you try to show them your good intentions, the more reason you give them to knock you down. Keep your head up high and be confident in what you do. Be confident in your intentions and keep your eyes ahead instead of wasting your time on those who want to drag you back. Because you can't change people's views, you have to believe that true change for yourself comes from within you, not from anyone else”

You can draw a path for your life and have all of your goals set. You can change yourself as much as possible and change things around you just to reach those goals. Here’s the catch. Never underestimate the power of fate. It can knock down the highest of goals that seem guaranteed in your life. Plan, yes, and decide, yes, but be prepared for plans not to work. If they don’t work despite your hardest efforts, there must be a reason. You may not be able to see the reason at the time, but you will one day, maybe even years later. Did your efforts go to waste? If you don’t learn from them, then yes, they did go to waste. Even after changing yourself and your surroundings for the sake of reaching that one goal, you may realize that it was waiting for you at the place where you started, when you were the true you who did not need to change or be changed. Change for yourself, not just for a goal”

“The Way They Treat You              
Have you ever been told to treat people the way they treat you? Well, don't do that. Treat them better than they treat you. If a person's bad action makes you do the same, how can you say that you are any better? If a person discourages you from doing your own good, encourage him or her to do what's for his or her own good. Remember, you don't have to listen to them, but you also don't have to answer them back in their own tone. If a person disrespects you, react to him or her with respect. Learn from the best. Don't compare yourself by looking down. Always look up to those who struggled yet still inspired their worst enemies.”

“Forgive and Forget              
It amazes me how we always remember how others have wronged us, but we forget how we've wronged others. We always tell ourselves to forgive but never forget. Here is my philosophy: if you want others to forgive you for what you have done wrong to them, then you should do the same. Some people need a second chance. Some people need to forgive themselves for wronging themselves and others. You can be in either situation. We need to help others and ourselves by forgiving others and, yes, by forgetting the actions that they've done as individuals. When you say, never forget, it shouldn't mean that you will never forget the person doing the mistake but that you will never forget the mistake that was done so that you will remember how it made you feel and never do it to someone else. We are all humans. We all make mistakes. Whether we are courageous and sincere enough to admit that is a different story. If you want a second chance at being the person that you want to be, then give that chance to others. Forgive people, and forget that they have made certain mistakes[…]”

“Let Go              
They say that, at some point, you just learn to let go. I must disagree. If it just takes one moment to let go, then you never really held on tightly enough. To a dream. To a goal. To a place. To a person. To anything. I believe that you let go little by little. You let go a little, then hold back on, but with a little less force until you fully release yourself. And the tighter you hold on, the more force you let go with. The deeper you dive, the higher you'll fly. The closer you get, the further you'll pull away. The weaker you feel, the stronger you'll become. So do not be ashamed of your weaknesses. We all have them. You must learn to be kind to yourself. You must learn to understand yourself. You must believe in yourself. Never think that you are a bad person. Differentiate between your self-worth and your actions. To say that you are bad is different than saying that you made a mistake. You can't fix yourself, but you can fix a mistake. And remember, not one person on this earth is perfect. We all[…]”

If you really need a motivation and reflection book that been written nicely and simple, I really recommend you to read this book.

Rating: 5/5

Thank you for reading.


  1. Best nya ayat2 buku ni Nad. Terasa motivated lah pula. Buku ni sesuai sgt utk org yg memerlukan kata2 perangsang.

    1. aah Ana , mmg best ayat2 dari buku nie. Tue atas tue nadia share sikit je.

      Memang betul, if kita feel demotivated we should read this book =)

  2. rajin nadia izzaty baca buku & buat review. berilmu :)

    1. hihihi.. tak ada lah rajin sangat dear. Nie pun dah lama tak buat review buku. Baca je buku tak sempat nak buat review .

      Nway, thank you, Sama-sama kita share info dan ilmu <3

  3. Siqah tak habis lagi baca buku ni. Lama dah rasa tak buka iBooks.

    Buku ni best! Really motivated us kan, setakat siqah baca sampai page 25 kalau tak silap.

    Nanti Siqah sambung baca lagi. Siqah suka najwa zebian. Suka baca kata2 dia kat IG dan Twitter :)

    1. Aah mmg best sgt sgt. Sambung lah yank tak lama pun boleh habiskan.

      Memang best penulisan dia. Nadia follow najwa dkt IG je... twitter tak lagipun jrg buka twitter. =)

  4. Same here! Suka her words of encouragement! :D

    Harap2 ada peluang beli buku dia nanti :D

    1. kan, her words of encouragement really good <3

      Insyaallah Hanis pasti ada peluang beli bukunya. Tapi Nadia baca through e-book je =D

  5. A very inspiring quotes nadia, glad you share it here, heal my sadness a bit. Hehe. Muchos love <3


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