If you want to instill some positive thinking in your daily life, here are three books, a video, and a 3-step guide for improving your mindset.
- by Tal Ben-Shahar: practical suggestions on how to implement positive psychology in your daily life, for example in school, the workplace, and in your personal relationships.
- (also) by Tal Ben-Shahar: this is a guided journal (think of it as a happiness workbook) with exercises to inspire happiness, gratitude, and positivity in your daily life.
- by Carol Dweck: a book that focuses on how the view we adopt for ourselves – positively or negatively – profoundly affects the way we lead our life. Dweck explains the difference between a fixed mindset (believing that our qualities are set in stone, for example thinking we were “born pessimists” and won’t ever be happy) and growth mindset (believing that we can change our qualities through our efforts, for example thinking we can learn the tools to become happier).
- (video by the FightMediocrity channel on YouTube, summarizing the book with animation and highlights of the most important concepts)
PRACTICAL NEXT STEPS
OK. So now you read Carol Dweck’s book Mindset. What next? If you want to implement the concepts you learned, readon the 3 steps you can take (with real-life examples) to change your mindset for the better:
- Change how you view success
- Change how you view failure
- Take charge of your success