Rethinking Positive Thinking

Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover, and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead.

Author: Gabriele Oettingen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698139824

Category: Psychology

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“The solution isn’t to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, it’s making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore or diminish: the obstacles that stand in our way.” So often in our day-to-day lives we’re inundated with advice to “think positively.” From pop music to political speeches to commercials, the general message is the same: look on the bright side, be optimistic in the face of adversity, and focus on your dreams. And whether we’re trying to motivate ourselves to lose weight, snag a promotion at work, or run a marathon, we’re told time and time again that focusing on fulfilling our wishes will make them come true. Gabriele Oettingen draws on more than twenty years of research in the science of human motivation to reveal why the conventional wisdom falls short. The obstacles that we think prevent us from realizing our deepest wishes can actually lead to their fulfillment. Starry-eyed dreaming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and as it turns out, dreamers are not often doers. While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. In fact, the pleasure we gain from positive fantasies allows us to fulfill our wishes virtually, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting challenges and achieving goals in real life. Based on her groundbreaking research and large-scale scientific studies, Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, calledmental contrasting. It combines focusing on our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way. By experiencing our dreams in our minds and facing reality we can address our fears, make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action. In Rethinking Positive Thinking, Oettingen applies mental contrasting to three key areas of personal change— becoming healthier, nurturing personal and professional relationships, and performing better at work. She introduces readers to the key phases of mental contrasting using a proven four-step process called WOOP—Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan—and offers advice and exercises on how to best apply this method to daily life. Through mental contrasting, people in Oettingen’s studies have become significantly more motivated to quit smoking, lose weight, get better grades, sustain fulfilling relationships, and negotiate more effectively in business situations. Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover, and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead.
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SUMMARY Rethinking Positive Thinking Inside The New Science Of Motivation By Gabriele Oettingen

Confront the obstacles to better overcome them, and you will get real results. In
other words, rethink positive thinking! Chapter 1 : The benefits of positive thinking
are illusory Positive thinking is often valued by personal development specialists.

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover how to make your dreams come true and achieve your goals by thinking outside the box. You will also discover : that positive thinking alone is not enough to overcome life's obstacles; that fantasizing about your aspirations without giving yourself the means to achieve them is a trap; the need to compare one's hopes with one's reality in order to make progress; the benefits of the WOOP method, which proposes concrete strategies to help you achieve your wishes. Today's freedom is accompanied by a strong notion of individual responsibility. It is up to you to make your choices and to give yourself the means to achieve your goals. But lack of motivation and the various pitfalls on your path can present difficulties; many people are content to cherish their dreams without doing anything to achieve them. Thus, to be effective, positive thinking cannot be a simple escape from everyday life. Confront the obstacles to better overcome them, and you will get real results. In other words, rethink positive thinking! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
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Strategy And General Life Experiences

This book, therefore, provides real-life, practical lessons and closes the gap between classroom education and what the industry truly needs, such as the right leaders for the right institutions, how to close sales and negotiations, sign ...

Author: Lindsay Mahler

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ISBN: 9798507584277

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Transforming the Mind is a manual that aims to describe the process of human conditioning and how to achieve an awakening from this imposition. We are born in a body with animal instincts, we carry the baggage of past lives (it seems) and to add to this we develop survival solutions upon the lines of our racial culture, and according to our particular upbringing and experiences. This book, therefore, provides real-life, practical lessons and closes the gap between classroom education and what the industry truly needs, such as the right leaders for the right institutions, how to close sales and negotiations, sign those contracts, and how to relate to one another to get out of the myth that anyone who may not sound or look like you is not as intelligent as you think-what I describe as a wake-up call. It is a message that is crafted to transform your mind, reset your thinking, and position you for professional and personal success.
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Are You P O S I T I V E

But Jonas Cain holds that this understanding of positivity is flawed, arguing that true positivity cannot ignore reality but instead has to reflect an honest assessment of the truth.

Author: Jonas Cain

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ISBN: 1977815014

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Positivity is often misunderstood to mean putting on a pair of rose-colored glasses, pretending that everything is fine and dandy, even when everything isn't fine and dandy. But Jonas Cain holds that this understanding of positivity is flawed, arguing that true positivity cannot ignore reality but instead has to reflect an honest assessment of the truth. Are Your P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E.? will take you on an 8-step journey that will encourage you to "rethink positive thinking," opening you to a life of engagement and empowerment!
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Positive Thinking

Topics we will cover in this book include: How to identify negative thinking What is positive thinking Why is having a positive outlook on life good for your health How to stay positive when you are surrounded by negativity How to turn ...

Author: Matt Norton

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ISBN: 1511956089

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Positive Thinking (FREE Bonus Included)Find Out the Strength of Positive Thinking and Apply the Included Set of Practical Instructions to Become an OptimistToday's world is full of Debbie Downers, Sour Sallies, and Negative Neds. Everywhere you look, you can probably find an example of how bad something is or how someone was hurt by someone else. Because we are bombarded with negativity, it is no surprise that we tend to get lost in a sea of negative thinking. This negative thinking can be very destructive if left unchecked. Not only could you become a bitter pessimist, but you could potentially put yourself at risk of getting sick because stress (and negativity!) can harm your immune system.In this eBook, I want to share some useful information that has helped me become more of an optimistic person and see the glass as half full, rather than half empty. It isn't an easy process, that is for certain, but with a little bit of time and patience, your thought process will change. Topics we will cover in this book include: How to identify negative thinking What is positive thinking Why is having a positive outlook on life good for your health How to stay positive when you are surrounded by negativity How to turn negative self-talk into positive thinking 10 habits you should pick up to become a positive thinker Getting Your FREE BonusRead this book to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the introduction and conclusion.______Tags:Positive Thinking Books, power of positive thinking, positive thinking tips,positive thinking everyday, rethinking positive thinking, think positive for great health, positive psychology, positive thinking for life, positive thinking for women, positive thinking power, positive thinking secret, positive thinking success Mind Hacks, Positive Thinking, Positive Affirmations, Positive Thoughts, Self Belief, Positive Self-Talk, Positive Attitude, Will Power, Happiness, Inner Happiness, Motivation, Optimist, Optimism, Change Your Mindset, Power of Positive Thinking, Purpose Driven Life, How To Be Positive, Negative Self-Talk, Eliminate Stress, Positivity Guide For Women, Positivity Guide For Men, Self Confidence Workbook, Positive Thinking Kindle Book, Positive Thinking For Children,, Grateful Living, Thankfulness, Faith, Love, Joy, Fear, Anger, Negativity, Transformation, Inspirational, Spiritual, Self Help, Self Development, Self Improvement, How to be Optimistic, How to be More Positive, How to be Happy, Positive Intelligence, Law of Attraction, Life Coaching, Motivational Books, Inspirational Books, Power of Now, Healthy Mind, How to Stop Worrying, Being Positive
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Positive Thinking

Find out how to be positive, optimistic and live a confident and fulfilled life following expert tips, techniques and checklists.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405371612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

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Find out how to be positive, optimistic and live a confident and fulfilled life following expert tips, techniques and checklists. Make sure the glass is always half-full as you learn to think positively both in personal and professional situations. Find out how to handle fear, anger and disappointment by assessing thinking patterns and changing negative perceptions and improve your life. Explore different options for making positive changes and put them into action with the aid of helpful flow charts, diagrams and useful examples. Follow as a complete course, or dip in and out of topics for quick reference. Life-enhancing tips in a handy format - take it wherever life takes you!
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Self Regulation in Adolescence

This volume combines cutting-edge research in the field of adolescence and the field of motivation and self-regulation to shed new light on these challenges and the self-regulation tools that could most effectively address them.

Author: Gabriele Oettingen

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ISBN: 1139565796

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 444

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During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents face a unique set of challenges that accompany increased independence and responsibility. This volume combines cutting-edge research in the field of adolescence and the field of motivation and self-regulation to shed new light on these challenges and the self-regulation tools that could most effectively address them. Leading scholars discuss general principles of the adolescent period across a wide variety of areas, including interpersonal relationships, health and achievement. Their interdisciplinary approach covers perspectives from history, anthropology and primatology, as well as numerous subdisciplines of psychology - developmental, educational, social, clinical, motivational, cognitive and neuropsychological. Self-Regulation in Adolescence stresses practical applications, making it a valuable resource not only for scholars, but also for adolescents and their family members, teachers, social workers and health professionals who seek to support them. It presents useful strategies that adolescents can adopt themselves and raises important questions for future research.
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Rethinking Positive and Negative Liberty

This book argues that the distinction between positive and negative freedom remains highly pertinent today, despite having fallen out of fashion in the late twentieth century.

Author: Maria Dimova-Cookson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429766206

Category: Political Science

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This book argues that the distinction between positive and negative freedom remains highly pertinent today, despite having fallen out of fashion in the late twentieth century. It proposes a new reading of this distinction for the twenty-first century, building on the work of Constant, Green and Berlin who led the historical development of these ideas. The author defends the idea that freedom is a dynamic interaction between two inseparable, yet sometimes fundamentally, opposed positive and negative concepts – the yin and yang of freedom. Positive freedom is achieved when one succeeds in doing what is right, while negative freedom is achieved when one is able to advance one’s wellbeing. In an environment of culture wars, resurging populism and challenge to progressive liberal values, recognising the duality of freedom can help us better understand the political dilemmas we face and point the way forward. The book analyses the duality of freedom in more philosophical depth than previous studies and places it within the context of both historical and contemporary political thinking. It will be of interest to students and scholars of liberalism and political theory.
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The Antidote

You'll come away from this book enriched—and, yes, even a little happier.

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922147653

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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The long-awaited B format of the popular The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking Nearly 3,500 copies of the trade paperback sold in ANZ alone A book that explores the compelling idea that the harder we try to be positive, the less we succeed and the more willing we are to embrace what we think of as negative, the happier and more successful we'll become 'The Antidote is a gem. Countering a self-help tradition in which "positive thinking" too often takes the place of actual thinking, Oliver Burkeman returns our attention to several of philosophy's deeper traditions and does so with a light hand and a wry sense of humour. You'll come away from this book enriched—and, yes, even a little happier.' Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human A refreshing voice of reason, The Antidote is a self-help book for self-help sceptics Oliver Burkeman is an extremely popular feature writer for the Guardian. He toured Australia in early 2013, gaining thousands of new fans Engaging, hilarious and thought-provoking, The Antidote will have you completely rethinking your attitude towards life's most daunting prospects: failure, uncertainty, disorder, insecurity and death Will appeal to fans of Alain de Botton, Malcolm Gladwell and Hugh Mackay
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Rethinking Canada

There ' s no way you could write a letter or an ideology of positive thinking and
the theme of anything and have somebody come out and help triumphant social
mobility ? S ? Echoing the words of you and say , well , we ' ll send you here or ...

Author: Veronica Jane Strong-Boag

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015064908505

Category: History

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Rethinking Canada examines key developments in Canadian history--from the founding of New France to the present--while at the same time highlighting the distinctive texture of women's experiences and identities. This decidedly non-traditional reconstruction of Canadian history focuses on thelives, struggles, and contributions of women, enlarging and diversifying the picture of the past found in conventional historical accounts.
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Rethinking Corporate Strategies for Latin America

In a corporate environment that emphasizes success and positive thinking ,
senior management often views divestitures as embarrassments or admissions of
failure . Also , for many companies , Latin America was one of the first sites for ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822004953410

Category: Business planning

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Rethinking Ethnicity and Health Care

... he describes Spiritual advisors as “ fakers and pikers " who provide poor
blacks a “ positive - thinking religion " or " peace - of - mind cult ” for a " price . ”
The consequence is commercialization , making a Spiritual church a “ business
venture ...

Author: Grace Xueqin Ma

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 0398069565

Category: Medical

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Scholars and practitioners in the US offer health-care providers perspectives on minority cultures to help them communicate more thoroughly with patients whose culture and ethnicity are different, especially members of dominant groups treating people of less privileged groups. They cover sociocultural dimensions of health care; health care service issues; complementary, alternative, or integrated medicine; and future challenges. Paper edition (unseen), $46.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Rethinking Positive Adolescent Female Sexual Development

( 2004 ) identified a similar process in how older teenage and young adult
women and men negotiate and think about their own safety in the context of
practicing safer sex , in particular noting a lack of a sense of entitlement that
women's ...

Author: Lisa M. Diamond

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015069137597

Category: Education

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This volume provides thoughtful and diverse perspectives on female adolescent sexuality. These perspectives integrate biological, cultural, and interpersonal influences on adolescent girls' sexuality, and highlight the importance of using multiple methods to investigate sexual ideation and experience. Traditional portrayals cast adolescent females as sexual gatekeepers whose primary task is to fend off boys' sexual overtures and set aside their own sexual desires in order to reduce their risks for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Yet an increasing number of thoughtful and constructive critiques have challenged this perspective, arguing for more sensitive, in-depth, multimethod investigations into the positive meanings of sexuality for adolescent girls that will allow us to conceptualize (and, ideally, advocate for) healthy sexual-developmental trajectories. Collectively, authors of this volume take up this movement and chart exciting new directions for the next generation of developmental research on adolescent female sexuality. This is the 112th volume of New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, a journal published quarterly by Jossey-Bass.
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Rethinking Secularization

Finally , it is interesting that the Reformed Church , a small denomination , has
produced two of America's prominent proponents of positive thinking , Norman
Vincent Peale and Robert H. Schuller ( George 1993 ; Voskuil 1983 ) . Peale , a ...

Author: Gerard Dekker

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015041064240

Category: Religion

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NOTE: Series number is not an integer: III Rethinking Secularization challenges the theme that modernity has led to secularization. Drawing on 16 case studies of the Reformed community around the globe, this volume shows that religious vitality at the personal level is often evident in the face of secularization on the national or denominational level.
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Me Elevated

Positive changes are just a few pages away as you jump into the challenges geared toward rethinking life, actions, health, and relationships.

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Positive changes are just a few pages away as you jump into the challenges geared toward rethinking life, actions, health, and relationships. You'll walk through adjusting your mind, body, and soul to lead to a happier, healthier you. Share your success along the way with social media and hash tags meant to connect you to others within the challenge space and throughout the world. Find ways others are meeting and surpassing the challenges and share how you too have joined the ranks of being in an elevated state and a better version of yourself.
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Connect First 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success Meaning and Joy at Work

Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation. New York:
Current. Phan, T. (2018). You Are a Mogul. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Seligman, M. P. (2006). Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your
Life.

Author: Melanie Katzman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781260457841

Category: Business & Economics

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#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER A renowned business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world’s leading companies reveals the key to greater success, meaning, and joy at work Technology has enabled us to be more interconnected today than ever before. So why do so many of us feel isolated and undervalued at work? Why does it feel like something is missing? It doesn’t have to be this way. In these rapidly changing, challenging times, how do we—YOU—develop the intuition, self-awareness, and interpersonal agility required to prosper? Here’s what we’ve lost track of: organizations are run by people, and people run on emotions. Strong relationships are the bedrock of lasting success, meaning, and joy at work. In this life-changing guide, Dr. Melanie Katzman shows you an impactful approach to connect first as fellow humans, then as coworkers and colleagues, to forge the deep bonds that make a significant difference. Learn how to: • Establish respect and make others feel valued • Engage all of your senses to create a truly inclusive culture • Become popular and be the person everyone wants to work with • Grow loyalty by making it about them—your coworkers • Resolve conflicts by remaining curious and open with others • Fight fear (and prepare for the future) by stepping outside your comfort zone and experimenting with new ideas • Have a big impact by leveraging your platform, living your values, and leading the change Dr. Katzman presents 52 actions you can take immediately to create a deeply rewarding work life by connecting to yourself, your organization, and the world at large. These are the same powerful techniques she has used with leaders and employees at the world’s top companies to enhance productivity and foster fulfillment and joy at work—the hallmarks of true success.
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God s Salesman

In God's Salesman, Carol V. R. George used interviews with Peale himself as well as exclusive access to his manuscript collection to provide the first full-length scholarly account of Peale and his highly visible career.

Author: Carol V.R. George

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190914790

Category: Religion

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When Donald Trump was married to his first wife Ivana Ivana Zelnícková in 1977, the family minister who officiated the wedding was the preacher and author of The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale. Perhaps more than any other figure in American public life in the last decade, Donald Trump has been able to reimagine Peale's message of positive thinking to his political advantage. "I never think of the negative," he said after the opening of Trump Tower in 1983. Both Trump and Peale have appealed to people who, like themselves, have felt marginalized by an intellectual and cultural elite. Peale's 1952 book, which helped to drive the religious revival of the 1950s, remains a perennial bestseller, and has affected the lives of a vast public in the United States and around the world. In God's Salesman, Carol V. R. George used interviews with Peale himself as well as exclusive access to his manuscript collection to provide the first full-length scholarly account of Peale and his highly visible career. George explores the evolution of Peale's message of Practical Christianity, the belief that when positive thinking was combined with affirmative prayer, the technique of "imaging," and purposeful action, the result was a changed life. It was a message with special appeal for many in the post-War middle class struggling to rebuild their lives and have a voice in society. George examines the formative influences on Peale's thinking, especially his devout Methodist parents, his early exposure to and then enthusiastic acceptance of Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James, and his almost instinctive attraction to evangelicalism, particularly as it was manifested politically. Twenty-five years after its initial publication, and with a new foreword by Kate Bowler, God's Salesman remains a timely portrait of the man and his movement, and the vital role that both played in the rethinking and restructuring of American religious life over the last seventy years.
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Rethinking Scope Sensitivity and Contingent Valuation Surveys

significant predictor for the odds of respondents showing reverse scope and
warm glow compared to positive scope . Respondents who know more and think
more about water quality in all lakes are significantly less likely ( 100 ( exp ( B ; ) -
1 ) ...

Author: Matthew Anthony Wilson

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ISBN: WISC:89077539682

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