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Ariely begins by defining rational thought and how what we think of as rational thoughts are often irrational. The first chapter sets up the rest of the theories by discussing how humans use relatively to make their decisions. The negative side of this thought process causes us to feel inferior because we constantly compare our lives to others. Ariely continues to illustrate how we as consumers assign value to objects based on desirability, availability, and quality; and how all three of these qualities are completely arbitrary.
The values of self-control and self-awareness are what makes Predictably Irrational a self-help classic. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Power of Positive Thinking paved the way for the self-help book centered on the theory of positive thinking as the sole determining factor in what we get out of life. The Power of Positive Thinking teaches readers how to break the habit of worrying about things outside of their control. It gives practical exercises designed to get the reader to focus their negative energy into positive energy directed towards achieving their goals.
These exercises show readers how to embrace their inner power and realize they deserve to receive even their wildest dreams if only they align themselves with the energy of positive thought. The Power of Positive Thinking. This self-help classic has sold over 35 million copies worldwide in over 30 languages. You Can Heal Your Life teaches readers how to re-think their view of disease.
She teaches her readers that most physical disease is a manifestation of emotional and spiritual unwellness. Hay shows how to heal disease by healing the mind and spirit.
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The primary strategy for healing our thoughts is through affirmations. These are positive messages that the reader writes down or reads aloud every day to reinforce mental and spiritual strength. You Can Heal Your Life. This book from Deepak Chopra embodies core Hindu beliefs and gives readers the tools to apply these spiritual laws to their daily lives.
There are seven laws that structure the book, and they are:. Each law is coupled with several strategies and anecdotes to help readers incorporate these laws into their attitude towards life. A reoccurring theme throughout each law is the idea that the world is like a boomerang; whatever you throw out into the world will come back to you.
This book is a great compliment for those who live the fast-paced western lifestyle. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living has stood the test of time as one of the most popular self-help books on the market over 60 years after its first publication.
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The book is divided into the following 8 sections: The 8th section provides various stories, from all types of people, which show how they used these strategies to conquer worry and live a fulfilled life. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. This book highlights the role storytelling plays in the development of the human psyche. It is a companion to the , six-part documentary series on PBS, in which Campbell discusses the role of myth throughout human history. He discusses how we can use these myths to interpret our own internal struggles.
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The Power of Myth. The Magic of Thinking Big was first published in and its philosophies on setting goals still hold true. It preaches the importance of setting lofty goals and embracing the power of positive thought to achieve these goals. Another core concept is the power of visualization.
Schwartz provides strategies for visualizing yourself achieving your goals and channeling that feeling for motivation. As these visualizations start manifesting themselves, the next step is to spread the good news. Broadcasting good news sends out gratitude to the universe and keeps the positive cycle flowing. The Magic of Thinking Big. The Seat of the Soul provides a unique take on life that blends science, philosophy, and spirituality.
The main message Zukav stresses is the idea of humans going through a psychological and spiritual evolution. This evolution involves a shift from external power to internal power. Zukav defines external power as power acquired and defined by our 5 senses. This power is false power since it can be taken away by external forces.
Internal power is authentic power since it is completely generated by the individual. The Seat of the Soul: Awaken the Giant Within is a collection of strategies for enacting change from self-help guru Tony Robbins. Robbins states the reason people struggle with change is they are not aware of the behaviors and reasons behind bad habits. Removing the limiting thought patterns that keep one stuck in their current position allows one to unlock seemingly endless possibilities for achievement. Robbins conveys this information through easy to understand prose, which makes Awaken the Giant Within a wonderful read.
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Awaken the Giant Within: An interesting fact about The 48 Laws of Power is it is one of the most requested books among American prisoners. It is also a favorite of world leaders like Fidel Castro and hip-hop superstars such as 50 Cent. Greene presents these laws with actionable steps for the average reader to incorporate into their approach to life. The book covers areas such as negotiations, how to get people to do what you want, and how to maintain the ideal relationship with superiors in the workplace. The 48 Laws of Power is a staple for anyone looking to rise to the top of their career.
The 48 Laws of Power. As A Man Thinketh is a self-help book revolving around the theory of responsibility assumption. Responsibility assumption states that humans have complete and total control of the external events that happen to them. The basic theory is man shapes his world, and therefore himself, by his thoughts.
While originally published with Christians in mind, this book has evolved in the modern era as a self-help book that transcends all faiths. As a Man Thinketh. Taleb breaks down the various ways humans assign meaning to a series of independent random events. Taleb opens with 2 basic fallacies of our perception of randomness. The first is that we tend to over-estimate cause and effect. Our brains are wired to make connections between events to formulate a reaction.
The second fallacy is we view the world as explainable when in reality there is no explanation for the succession of independent and random events that make up reality. Brown extrapolates this theory on vulnerability throughout her book. The book begins with a discussion on how humans by nature do not put themselves in vulnerable situations since our reptilian brain relies on this risk assessment to stay safe.
The reality is most risks that pop up in our daily lives are not life or death, and our reptilian brain limits us by keeping us away from feeling vulnerable. Daring Greatly helps readers free themselves from the prison of vulnerability, and to see being vulnerable as a desirable emotional state. The authors also give a 4-quadrant chart to organize daily tasks.
The four categories are:. Readers put every task through this classification in order to figure out the most efficient schedule for their weekly planners. This book is all about self-hate, and how self-hate is a main factor in stopping us from achieving our goals. Huber starts with defining self-hate. She discusses the different ways self-hate manifests itself and how this negative self-image keeps us from having the confidence necessary for success.
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The book also discusses the role self-hate plays in addiction and other harming behaviors. Huber provides a strategy based on daily meditation to foster a feeling of unconditional love towards oneself. She teaches readers how to embrace their flaws as well as the flaws in others.
Once we accept that we are our own worst critic, we are free to pursue our full potential. There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Codependent No More has helped millions of people break free of the prison of codependent relationships. Battie defines codependence as relying on relationships with others for our own self-worth and happiness.
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Her book is a guide in working through the reasons for this codependence and helps the reader foster internal happiness. Codependent No More made its mark as the first book on codependence written for the average reader.