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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-173859-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-173859-1

You are what you think! Take control of your thinking...and start living life to the fullest! In just 25 days, you can discover how to cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life—from work and money to your intimate relationships. Discover how to overcome bad thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions...clarify what you really want...recognize what you don’t know. Ask the right questions...resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy...Avoid worrying, conformism, and blame!

  • 25 powerful ways to improve your thinking—and make smarter, better decisions.
  • Stop deceiving yourself: Overcome built-in self-delusion, wishful thinking, and worrying.
  • Use better thinking to make better decisions at work, at home, and throughout your life.
  • Critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss...even your family!
  • Quick, practical, easy to use! Includes daily/weekly action plans, progress notes, and more.

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25 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living: The First Five Days

Table of Contents

Preface  xv

Day One: Learn to Empathize with Others  2

Day Two: Develop Knowledge of Your Ignorance  4

Day Three: Beware of Hypocrisy and Notice Contradictions in Your Life  8

Day Four: Be Fair, Not Selfish  11

Day Five: Know Your Purpose  14

Day Six: Clarify Your Thinking  17

Day Seven: Stick to the Point  20

Day Eight: Question, Question, Question  23

Day Nine: Think Through Implications 26

Day Ten: Get Control of Your Emotions  29

Day Eleven: Take Control of Your Desires  32

Day Twelve: Be Reasonable  35

Day Thirteen: Show Mercy  38

Day Fourteen: Don’t Be a Conformist  41

Day Fifteen: Don’t Be a Top Dog  45

Day Sixteen: Don’t Be an Underdog  48

Day Seventeen: Don’t Be a Worrywart  52

Day Eighteen: Stop Blaming Your Parents  55

Day Nineteen: Don’t Be Brainwashed by the News Media  58

Day Twenty: Don’t Be Bamboozled by Politicians  62

Day Twenty-One: Strive to Be a Citizen of the World  65

Day Twenty-Two: Don’t Get Your Views from TV, Ads, and Movies  68

Day Twenty-Three: Do Something, Anything, to Help Make the World Better  71

Day Twenty-Four: Educate Yourself  74

Day Twenty-Five: Figure Out Where to Go from Here  77

Reading Backwards  79

Daily Action Plan  81

Daily Progress Notes  82

Weekly Action Plan  83

Weekly Progress Notes  84

Recommended Readings to Augment the Strategies  85

Index  87


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