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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

How to Unlock Your Full Potential for Success and Achievement


15 min read
10 take-aways
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What's inside?

Learn to operate your mental delete button and overwrite the negativity that can hold you back from success.

Editorial Rating



  • Well Structured
  • Inspiring


The power of positive thinking is highly touted in both personal growth and business management circles. But enthusiasts often use fuzzy language that blunts the application of this mental instrument. Help is here. In this easy-to-read book, Brian Tracy outlines a step-by-step plan for developing and applying mental power to professional and personal challenges. Although the text is marred by repetition and recycled material, his message is worth repeating: Mental images shape the physical world. getAbstract considers this book meaningful reading for professionals who are caught in a rut or seeking a path around workplace snares.


Alter Your Mental Landscape

Mental images are powerful. Consider the fate of a 30-year-old amnesia patient. The young wife and mother matured with criticism as her constant companion. Negative comments beat her into a corner of self-defeat. After a horrible car crash, she recovered from her physical wounds without any memories of her emotional scars.

Her amnesia was a gift. Her negative self-image had disappeared from her memory and she became a blank page. Liberated from her past, she developed into a confident woman, a public speaker and a medical expert. Her altered mental landscape dramatically changed her life. From her experience, the following lessons are clear:

  • Your self-concept shapes your interactions with the world.
  • Your beliefs shape your worldview.
  • Rejection and criticism damage your self-esteem.

Shift Your Life Course

Positive thoughts can be your life raft in the turbulent currents of everyday living. Favorable thoughts boost your energy, creativity, health and happiness. In contrast, negative mental images destabilize you. They diminish your confidence and energy. By shedding negative “self-talk,” you loosen...

About the Author

Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of a training and consulting company. A popular speaker, he gives more than 2,000 presentations annually and is the author of 32 books.

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