Are you happy? Regardless of your circumstances, the answer to this vital question rests within your mental state. As psychologist Carl Gustav Jung put it, “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” Thus, the theory goes, when you think joyfully, joy will fill your life. Psychotherapist and consultant Margaret McCraw discusses this and related topics, including ways to use positivity as the vital ingredient in building successful relationships. Her communication primer adds a new-age gloss to older, more familiar treatises on optimism and positive thinking, including Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People and Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. If you are not a self-help fan, this think-happy-to-be-happy advice isn’t for you, so getAbstract suggests McCraw’s book to those who enjoy motivational reading. She offers a system for achieving happiness, creating strong relationships and getting on the right track to – in her encouraging words – a “lifetime of joy.”
In this summary, you will learn
- Why you should pursue your real desires,
- How to use the “Harmonic Matching Process” to attract what you want and
- How optimism improves your life.
About the Author
Psychotherapist and business consultant Margaret McCraw is president of Behavioral Healthcare Consulting.
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