Many people say "thinking positively" to reduce stress, feel confident and control emotion. Also organizations promote "positive psychology" to brain wash staff that issues can be viewed positively up to own wish. It states "thinking negatively" is wrong and excusing from responsibilities. Now I learn from author that negative thoughts are automatic body tendencies. It must happen as if it is basic instinct. What we should do is not to forcefully replace by positive thinking, but learn when it will be triggered and relate to it by critical thinking.
This is the 3rd book I've read by this author this week...all have been extremely fast reads and this one in particular had an interesting take on Negative Thinking...very different from anything else I've read. Because we believe our own negative thinking, it perpetuates...the profound takeaway is to begin to question our thinking instead of automatically assuming we're right all the time. (ok...I'll have to work on that...) Reminds me of a quote in Pollyanna (the 1960 movie) when she relates some advice from her late father, "When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will." Excellent strategy of changing your perspective, but I don't want to give it all away!
I won't lie, I'm pretty negative I 'm pretty negative I 've about a lot of things, and my stress was skyrocketing up until I started practicing some of these techniques. I can't say that my life has changed, but at least I'm not waging constant war on the inside over things that may not be so bad. It's a short, to the point read that will help people stop focusing on pain and mistreatment as fate. Get well, be well. You deserve a good life on the inside and the outside. Steve.
I felt this book was an awkward read. I've read many self help/improvement books. This one didn't help me at all. The concept of accepting negative thoughts was counter intuitive and confusing but maybe I'm just being negative and that's the point of the book?
Another well written, easy to understand guide book by Doc Orman. I have quick anger and a negative disposition in my life and want to pro actively change the thought processes that create this dynamic. Docs book shows its a body trained response that requires thoughtful practice to re train your initial reactions. I finally understand the buddhist response of "know nothing"
This book written by Doc Orman M.D. explains why being a negative thinker can cause you lots of problems. He approaches the issue of negative thinking in a unique and practical way, advising techniques that assist the reader to live a happier life. I would recommend it.