REVIEW OF Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life… But this Book Will BY KRYSTA GIBSON of News Spirit Magazine
There’s a saying from Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Centers for Spiritual Living (formerly known as Religious Science): “When you treat, move your feet.” This means that when we use tools such as positive thinking, spiritual mind treatment, vision boards, affirmations, or visualizing, we also must take action in the material world. This is the message of this book.
Essel is not against positive thinking nor is he against any of the other wonderful manifestation tools that exist. His point, so well made in the book, is that none of those things work unless you do. He presents a wonderful case that explains how to make these valuable techniques part of what you do to attain your goals, but only a part.
Reaching our goals, he teaches, involves having an action plan and following that plan while having the support of a coach, counselor, or group that will hold us accountable for our behaviors. He shares the writings of people like Gregg Braden, Diane Collins, Eldon Taylor, Dr. Joe Vitale, Mark Victor Hansen and others who are well-known for their work in the human potential field. All of them underscore the message shared in this book. Positive thinking is great, even necessary, but it won’t take you all the way to your goals on its own.
If you’ve attended seminars and classes, read books and listened to audio programs and are still not reaching your goals, get this book. It will help you understand why these tools aren’t working for you and what to do about it. The only thing you have to lose is magical thinking and what you can gain is the accomplishment of your goals and dreams.
Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life But This Book Will: The Myth of Positive Thinking, The Reality of Success
David Essel combines his 30 years of work in the field of personal growth along with stories from some of the top authors and success experts of our day, to shatter “the myth of the power of positive thinking.” David reveals that the real “Secret to success” requires much more than positive thinking, affirmations or vision boards, and that no one ever made a milion dollars, got the perfect body or found their soulmate through positive thinking alone. There is a place beyond wishful thinking and fantastical affirmations. Let David take you there!
David Essel, M.S. is the author of 9 books, a Master Life Coach and Teacher, Business, Relationship and Addiction Recovery Coach, International Speaker and Radio/TV Host. From athlete to poet, he has been labeled a “21st century renaissance man”.