Rethinking Positive Thinking

Rethinking Positive Thinking

Inside the New Science of Motivation

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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So often in our day-to-day lives we're inundated with advice to "think positively." From pop music to political speeches to commercials, the general message is the same: look on the bright side, be optimistic in the face of adversity, and focus on your dreams. And whether we're trying to motivate ourselves to lose weight, snag a promotion at work, or run a marathon, we're told time and time again that focusing on fulfilling our wishes will make them come true. Gabriele Oettingen draws on more than twenty years of research in the science of human motivation to reveal why the conventional wisdom falls short. The obstacles that we think prevent us from realizing our deepest wishes can actually lead to their fulfillment. Starry-eyed dreaming isn't all it's cracked up to be, and as it turns out, dreamers are not often doers. Based on her groundbreaking research and large-scale scientific studies, Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, called mental contrasting. It combines focusing on our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way. By experiencing our dreams in our minds and facing reality we can address our fears, make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action. Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover, and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2014
[United States] : Gildan Audio : 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781469029702
1469029707
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Saltus, Karen - Narrator
hoopla digital

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