Friday, September 2, 2016

Train Your Brain for Success

Your mind plays the critical role of leading you to success or failure. This is the opening argument in Dr. Beecham's book. Specifically, he talks about the importance of the unconscious. It's where our beliefs reside, and it's our beliefs that are responsible for how we respond to a given situation. To put it simply, if you believe you can't do something, your unconscious will find ways to keep you from doing it. On the other hand, you can retrain your mind and bring your beliefs into line with the success you want to achieve.

The book is structured in three parts. Part One is about understanding your mind. This section discusses the importance of the unconscious in driving your actions. Part Two discusses how your mind can fail you. Fear can keep you from attempting to reach for the goals you want to achieve. Part Three discusses how to become the person you want to be. I found one of the most inspiring sections summarizes Viktor Frankl's idea of when you're at your best. You can't pursue success and expect to achieve it. Success comes as a by product of focusing your attention on doing something worthwhile. 

I enjoyed this book. It's interesting to see the number of psychology books today stressing the importance of the mind in determining behavior and even curing the body. I highly recommend this book, if you're interested in the interaction of mind and body, or if you want to achieve success and want some pointers.

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.