‘[Like] the self-help success The Secret, but cooler and more sciencey.’ - Evening Standard
Life-changing opportunities pass us by every day – now we can train our minds to seize them
Self-help books like The Secret promise that we can tap into the 'law of attraction' to control our destiny, simply by changing our thoughts. If we strip away the mystique, at the heart of this idea is a fundamental truth that is backed up by the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience: most of the things we want from life – health, happiness, wealth, love - are governed by our ability to think, feel and act; in other words, by our brain.
Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and executive coach with a background in psychiatry, is convinced beyond all doubt of our ability to alter how our brains work - and transform our lives. In The Source, she draws on the latest cognitive science and her experience coaching highly successful people to reveal the secret to mastering our minds.
With a four-step plan to awaken the power of your brain, this unique guide to life combines science and spirituality in a way that is open-minded and practical. Discover how to: - Challenge 'autopilot' thinking and rewire your brain's pathways to fulfil your potential - Manifest the things you want by directing your energy towards your deepest values and ambitions - Harness the power of visualisation to prime your brain to grab opportunities and take control of your future - Attack life with confidence, dispel fear and avoid negative thinking
Unlock your potential today – you are just four steps away from building a new confident you.
I admit that when I read a book blurb that says you are four steps away......... - then I expect to open the book and hit the ground running. Unfortunately that was not what happened in this book. I was good and read the intro blurb which I would usually skip, thinking I would be rewarded with "the goods" straightaway afterwards.
What happened instead was I read a lot of background and a lot more and then some. It was ok, in fact a lot of it I was already aware of through other books I have read. For other readers this may not be so laborious as it felt to me. What was good was the science that was shown to back up what I already knew. I haven't read The Secret so can't comment on how the books compares with that as other reviewers have.
My favourite quote used in this book was this:-
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can't read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn AlvinToffler
Then I got to the action part and I discovered it involved writing a journal and that this was the only way to proceed. So, if you are not one for writing down your thoughts this may not be the book for you. I personally don't like journalling but carried on and took what I could from the book, in the main preparing an action board.
I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 stars. My thanks to Netgalley for an ARC to review.