Mindset Makeover: Tame Your Fears, Change Your Self-Sabotaging Thoughts And Learn From Your Mistakes. Make Assertive And Mindful Choices by Steven Schuster
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Think critically. Improve your decision-making. Control your thoughts. Sort out irrational fears. Cluttered, neurotic thoughts invade our mind more often than we realize and we end up living our life in anxiety, triggered by thoughts that are unfounded and are easily avoidable.
Mindset Makeover will highlight the main cognitive mistakes we make and how to change them for peace of mind. Stop reacting based on your old mindset. Your mindset becomes so internalized that it makes decisions without you being aware of it. But do you have more bad habits than good? This book will help you discover how your mindset is working against you.
Aided by scientifically proven research and practices, Mindset Makeover will help improve your critical thinking skills and develop better judgment in battling self-sabotaging thoughts. Learn how to face and solve your problems in a constructive way.
Mindset Makeover is a thought-provoking, science-backed guide which guarantees a complete change of worldview. Find what are the thinking quirks holding you back from quick, rational thinking and decision making and change your life for the better.
Change the one thing that will improve your life most dramatically – your mindset.
•Switch from an inward mindset to a less self-centered one.
•Find and fix the thoughts behind your personal ineffectiveness.
•Learn the easiest and quickest form of meditation.
•The counterintuitive reasons why the attacks you perceive aren’t actually about you. Learn to “thrive in an unknowable future.”
•The surprising benefits of ditching exceptionalism.
•The real reason behind your stormy emotions.
•The difference between being neurotic or psychotic.
•10 methods to use neuroplasticity to rewire your brain.
Having a clear mind you’ll find better solutions to your problems.
•You’ll think more creatively.
•You will see opportunities where you saw only obstacles before.
•You won’t feel like the target of everybody’s criticism anymore.
•You’ll have better judgment and a less self-centered worldview.
•You’ll get better intuition and predict events more accurately.
Mindset Makeover won’t help you reinvent the wheel, but will show you how to improve your personal relationships, release you from fears, and show you a different approach to life.
Copyright © 2017 by Steven Schuster. All rights reserved.
Sometimes the most common things surrounding us are the hardest to notice. We spend our days killing our brain, wondering about the great questions of life. Living life at full speed, we are too preoccupied reaching some goal, some expectation. We don’t stop wondering about the platitudes of life. Although, doing it from time to time would improve the quality of our lives a lot.
Humans are thinking beings. This ability differentiates us from other species. We know that we think. Our cognitive habits develop more and more as we age. We learn from our parents. Later we attend school, university, we get a job, read lots of books, watch tons of movies, and connect with other people. Each of these activities involuntarily influences our way of thinking. Cognitive experiences shape our view of the world. Everything that we’ve personally experienced goes through our own filter and becomes legit. Real. More real than the things we didn’t experience. Even though what we believe might not be true all the time.
When I was a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. My grandmother had very strict opinions about various aspects of life, and she was very vocal about them. She told me that people using face creams would end up with deep and numerous wrinkles at an early age. She also told me that I should never wear any kind of underwear but cotton ones because they are the only hygienic kind. She taught me to wash dishes, to set out clothes to dry in a particular way. I could go on and on.
Recently I noticed that the beliefs she instilled in me are still alive, and I am very defensive when someone contradicts them. I had a quarrel with my wife about what material underwear should be made of. I had a bad gut feeling when I bought my first anti-aging face cream, hearing my grandmother’s voice echoing that my skin will look like the backside of an elephant soon enough.
I started reading scientific articles about all the “unquestionable truths” my grandmother told me. As it turned out, most of them were either outdated or genuinely wrong. I felt somewhat offended by the evidence showing me that I was wrong about so many things. And especially hurt that some raw, heartless science material contradicted my late grandmother, who gave me her best knowledge.
It’s so much easier to believe what we hear from our loved ones. If you’re like me, you hardly ever question them. You don’t run to verify what your dad said about car engine malfunction. You don’t contradict what your mother says about marriage management. You have a cognitive bias toward those who touch your emotional mind.
When it comes to accepting what foreigners say, there are two kinds of people: those who are skeptics to their very roots and who double-check each individual piece of information they heard, making sure that the source was accurate, and there are those who believe everything they hear. People are more inclined to believe information espoused by an expert, a professor, or famous people than they are to believe a “nobody.”
Regardless of which group you belong in, you are positive your way of thinking is correct. This is just one out of many cognitive biases you have. You think a lot about the everyday information that needs processing, but you hardly ever think about how you think. And how to think. The moment you read this sentence your blood pressure probably rose a bit, and you said to yourself, “I know how to think. I have a college degree. I have a successful business. This is proof that I know how to think.”
This happens with all of us. We process a lot of information. We accept it or reject it. Either way, it shapes our way of thinking. But what is our thinking made of? Why is it that the same concept can have totally different meanings for two people? Where do individual templates of beliefs come from? Are they hard-wired, genetic, or do they get their shape by absorbing cultural and environmental impulses? Can we change our beliefs? How can we become aware of our blind certainty instead of locking ourselves into a cell of close-mindedness?
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