Keeping Those Resolutions

Terri Leslie Adults

 

Didn’t keep last year’s resolutions? You’re not alone. The good news is that this new year offers another chance, and the books below can help!

 

This Year I Will: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True

M.J. Ryan

As one of the creators of the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series, author and life coach Ryan outlines a concrete and practical strategy for following through on a resolution while dealing with all of life’s other ups and downs: “One of the tricks about change is that we have to figure out how to do it in the midst of everything else.” In encouraging, easy-to-read chapters, Ryan tackles the obstacles that keep readers from their goals and provides helpful tools and language to quell negative, self-defeating thoughts.  Check it out

 

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol S. Dweck

Which mindset do you possess? Dweck provides a checklist to assess yourself and shows how a particular mindset can affect all areas of your life, from business to sports and love. The good news, says Dweck, is that mindsets are not set: at any time, you can learn to use a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness. This is a serious, practical book. Dweck’s overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome.  Check it out

 

 

Emotional equations : Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success

Chip Conley

Using brilliantly simple logic that illuminates the universal truths in common emotional challenges, Emotional Equations offers a way to identify the elements in our lives that we can change, those we can’t, and how to better understand our emotions so they can help us . . . rather than hurt us. Check it out

 

 

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of your Life

Bernard Roth

Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends. Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives.  Check it out

 

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg

Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.  Check it out

 

Excuses Begone! : How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

Wayne W. Dyer

In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious crutches employed by virtually everyone, along with ways to cast them aside once and for all. You’ll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm. The old, habituated ways of thinking will melt away as you experience the absurdity of hanging on to them.  Check it out