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Change Your Attitude is rich with examples and interactive exercises for the reader. The authors do an excellent job of providing comic relief at regular intervals, some of which works. The active, participatory style of this book makes it more engaging than other books in the motivational genre. Much of this vitality comes from the impressive amount of research that went into it. The authors reference well over one hundred books, magazines, and newspaper articles, bringing readers a lively cross-section of ideas. The book’s simple failing: Few of these ideas are new. Nevertheless, getAbstract recommends Change Your Attitude as an entertaining book that covers all of the motivational standards.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a constant stream of negative thinking can leave you wallowing in a pool of self-pity;
  • Why worrying is one of mankind’s least productive activities; and
  • Which steps you can take to change your attitude.

About the Authors

Tom Bay is an executive consultant and speaker in the areas of life management, team building, and responsibility. David Macpherson is a senior consultant with the Franklin Covey Co.



The W.R.O.N.G. Attitude
Any thinking process that causes you to act in ways that hurt you or isolate you from others is an example of a wrong attitude. If you want to change your life, you have to identify the attitudes that you need to change. The acronym W.R.O.N.G. highlights five characteristics...

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