You can't afford the luxury of a negative thought is a thought provoking book about the need for internal change by John-Roger and Peter McWilliams.
"Now it may sound like yet another book on positive thinking,but it is in fact the first book that makes clear the limitations of positive thinking. It advocates, instead, full acceptance of the current reality before focusing on what is positive. This distinction, like so much else in the book, unlocks new possibilities and makes for compelling reading." - Ariana Stassinopoulos Hugffington tells us before the introduction.
In the Introduction the authors offer us their intention that "this is not just a book for people with life threatening illnesses. It is a book for anyone afflicted with one of the primary diseases of our time: negative thinking. Negative thinking is always "expensive" - dragging us down mentally, emotionally and physically".
Expensive can mean robbing yourself of personal careerwealth because of negative thinking. How many of you feel that you cannot become wealthy earning a wage? And yet with a focus on positive thinking and a good career plan, wealth is within everyones reach. A careerwealth change acceptance plan would help you to turn change into no change and in this way lead to settlement and the opportunity for wealth creation.
Why Change Doesn't Work.
This is another thought provoking book written by Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley that asks you to "Think about your own job experiences and the changes you have been asked to make in the past few years - TQM, reengineeering, restructuring.. Ambitious undertakings nearly always resulting in some degree of disapointment" Harvey and Michael advise us while offering three options for us to consider when faced with unexpected change:-
1. lower your expectations
2. dig in your feet and stop changing altogether
3. find better ways to change
Why Change Doesn't Work is an excellent body of thought seeking to make sense of change, offering psychometric tests throughout the book, to help you to rationalise your external change circumstances.
However, what if, you have already rationalised the impact of external changes with an internal synergy that is able to handle change, with a no change personal code of conduct that accepts change, not only with a positive mind, but with a fixed action plan?
Planning for change is not a new concept. Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley make a living out of helping organisations change in more productive ways. People are planning change all of the time. I guess is the question is are you? Are you planning for change in your life? No not planning changes, planning for when change happens, no matter what that change may be?