Bouncing Back From Difficult Times is a book which actually
improves as it goes on, both in terms of its content and its quality. This and others in the series are given
titles which might suggest to readers a book about religious faith – but thankfully
there is no mention of any such thing; the title, you come to learn by the end,
invites the reader to relate to the author’s own struggle against her former negativity
and damaged motivation, to become a professional in her field. What it is, in fact, is a generally quite holistic
guide to teaching yourself positive thinking, for success and wellbeing.
Whilst not particularly unique or intermediate in any way,
it shares the basics of motivational psychology and self-help therapies, to
help you overcome the obstacles of negativity hindering your happiness and prosperity. There are some fantastic reflective exercises,
as well as some pretty obvious ones, but the point and strength of this book is
to put all of that encouragement in one place.
If you take its lessons seriously, you should certainly derive some
benefit from it – though I would say that, in the main, the majority of its
observations and affirmations are common knowledge to most motivated people; I would
also argue that the book is only really aimed at the most motivationally distracted
reader, who has reached such a point in their life that they are ready to
tackle their own thought demons and bring order to their aspirations.
Not a bad self-help book. Not necessarily your only go-to resource, but
certainly some good exercises that are worth a look. Though it needs a touch of polish, I recommend
a look for those people confused by their inability to get themselves in gear
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