Sue’s July Recommendation

The As If Principle: the Radically New Approach to Changing Your Life by Richard Wiseman

the as if principleI don’t necessarily read a lot of self-help books, but I have always been curious about why some people appear to maintain a more positive outlook on life.  I enjoyed reading about Wiseman’s theory that instead of thinking one’s way to stopping smoking, losing weight, etc., and changing behavior, it’s more effective to act “as if” one already has overcome that problem or reached a particular goal. He focuses on specific behaviors people can make in the arenas of willpower, relationships, mental health, and more in order to reach a their goals in those areas.  In his words, “Forget positive thinking; try positive action.” – Sue

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