How often are we urged to "look on the bright side"? From Norman Vincent Peale to the ubiquitous smiley face, optimism has become an essential part of American society. In this long-overdue book, psychologist Julie Norem offers convincing evidence that, for many people, positive thinking is an ineffective strategy -- and often an obstacle -- for successfully coping with the anxieties and pressures of modern life. Drawing on her own research and many vivid case histories, Norem provides evidence of the powerful benefits of "defensive pessimism," which has helped millions to manage anxiety and perform their best work.
Learn to create a positive work environment by accentuating the positive and illuminating the negative Illuminate argues that we can't create positive work environments without accepting the existence of the negative. Though "positive thinking" has its place in the work world, we can't ignore the negative, whether it be in the form of challenges, problems, limitations, or other negative business realities. In order to foster healthy, functional business, we have to create a culture that allows for open expression and the sharing of ideas-especially when those ideas are negative in nature. The key is that negative situations and conditions should be introduced and dealt with in a strictly positive light. The result is an organization able to look at itself honestly and stay alert to possible threats. A unique kind of business book, Illuminate is written in the style of an allegorical fable that teaches you a three-step process for confronting, examining, and fixing any problem in the office. Offers practical ways for dealing with negative situations to achieve positive outcomes Serious wisdom wrapped in a fictional format Author David Corbin operates a successful consultancy that helps industry and government maximize productivity and, therefore, profitability Corbin is also the star and co-director of the hit 2007 self-help film Pass It On; he is featured in the 2009 Napoleon Hill Foundation Film, Three Feet From Gold If your corporate culture can't deal with the negative without creating more negativity, this is the perfect guide for creating and sustaining a culture of positive change.
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Looking to change your negative mindset and becoming an optimistic person Everybody suffers from negative thoughts and self-talks at different stages of their lives. When negative thoughts go into your mind inadvertently, they will easily find a way to overtake your life. Sometimes we get into a repeated cycle of negative thinking, and it's difficult to break that habit. If you are left to your usual ways of thinking, your life can be catastrophic. Negative thoughts are so healthy that they sap our power and drain our ambition that we feel tired and sick physically. This book covers what and who causes negativity and will help you to develop a "gold standard" for positive thinking in your life. Identify the right people, outside forces, and the media that drain your positivity, and spin you the wrong way. Millions of people are suffering from negative thoughts, and several mistakes have ruined their future. Many people realize how much of a problem this is, but they are unable to change their acts simply because they have been so far apart from their positive lifestyle. There is a way to think consciously about better thoughts that lead to a better quality of life. In this book, you will learn - What is negative thinking, and how it is affecting your life? - Negative Thinking Patterns - How to stop negative thinking process - Change your thinking from negative to positive - The power of positive thinking The truth is, if you suffer from negative thinking and cannot change it, it's because you lack a proven strategy. This book follows an active step-by-step process that will help you stop worrying effectively and instantly turn negative energy into positive thinking. Download your copy now and make yourself a healthy, happy, and positive person.
The pursuit of happiness is universal. Most of us would like to experience more joy and elation, but when we feel like we are falling short of this ideal, we can often feel downcast. We may even see 'darker' emotional states, like anger and envy, as character defects or serious illnesses. In The Positive Power of Negative Emotions, Dr Tim Lomas reveals that these 'negative' feelings are not only normal and natural, but may in fact serve as pathways to the very happiness and flourishing that we seek. Anger can signal that you've been treated unfairly and push you towards change. Guilt suggests that you have let yourself down, and drives you to be better. Envy can motivate you to improve yourself and your life. Boredom can be a gateway to creativity and self-transcendence. Loneliness allows your authentic voice to be heard, and teaches self-sufficiency. The Positive Power of Negative Emotions will be your guide to using your darker feelings to discover what you really want and the person you want to be. It will radically change the way you think about your emotional life, and empower you to use your negative feelings in positive ways.
This book, "Positive Thinking: Change your Attitude, Change Your Life" will do just what the title says, it will change your life. This is not your run of the mill power of positive thinking book. It not only tells you about the power of positive thinking and how to utilize this to change your life, but it also explains HOW this works, how your mind works and why negative thinking can and will bring about negative consequences. The author draws upon real life circumstances and analogies to bring the information contained within this book to life, explaining in detail not only how or thinking can keep us from succeeding, but tells us why it works the way it works and how we can combat it to help us succeed in meeting our goals and being the person we were truly meant to be. He does this in a no-nonsense straight forward manner, encouraging us to be the best we can be by silencing those thoughts that tend to put us in this negative cycle. In this book you will learn about: How your mind works to realize your commands How to train your mind to think in positive patterns How to focus on the present and realize the only time is now How to quiet the inner voice of negativity How to overcome those outer voices of negativity How to get past your past How to focus on the present in order to meet your future goals and a whole host of other information to help us understand ourselves, our minds and our potential for being the best we can possibly be. I have personally read many self-help books that promise to bring the power of positive thinking to reality but have often ended up disappointed and disillusioned with the feeling that there was something I was missing, or maybe it was all just some sort of joke or hoax. This book actually helped me to realize what it was I was missing, where many of those books left me still spiraling out of control, trying to use "positive affirmations" but still failing, this book explained in detail the steps I need to take and helped me to really understand how positive thinking works. One chapter, titled "The Power of Negative Thinking" really brought it all into focus and showed me why, previously I was unable to use positive thinking as I was already bogged down with so many negative thoughts. This book also helps you in becoming aware of your "self" to recognize how you might react to situations, then recognize the "voice" that guides you in your reaction and finally using positive affirmations to release the negative. By the time you are finished reading this book you will find yourself much more informed and equipped to do battle with negativity then you ever realized was possible. The reading is easy and informative with man illustrations and examples so that you can get a great grasp of the subject matter, regardless of your level of comprehension. I read this book to my 9 year old, just to see if he would "get it" and he actually understood the concepts just as well as I did once I finished reading it to him and immediately started putting the concepts into practice. This is the best self-help, positive thinking book I have ever read, which is why I took the time to write this description, as a reader who has been looking for something like this for a long time. I think you will agree that this book will definitely change your attitude and change your mind and will set you on a road to success through Positive Thinking. Give it a read, and let me know what you think in the comments below. I just want to say, if this doesn't help you to see the potential within your own mind, nothing will. Good reading!"
Although society encourages us to deny and repress such negative emotions as rage and resentment, psychiatrists know that such denial can lead to a variety of psychological, physical, and social problems. In this bold book, Gerald Amada reveals how our forbidden emotions, if properly understood and accepted, can actually be transformed into behavior that is both personally fulfilling and socially constructive.