Master your mindset and join the 20% who do!
Do you recognize any of these characters?
The Judge: That inner critic who constantly finds fault with you, those around you or your circumstances.
The Avoider: A tendency to avoid difficult situations and unpleasant tasks.
The Controller: A need to take charge and control situations and people's actions to keep your own anxiety and fear of chaos in check.
The Hyper-Achiever: Who's driven by a constant need to perform and achieve to feel a sense of self-respect and validation from others.
The Hyper-Rational: Intensely and exclusively focused on the rational processing of everything, including relationships, to such an extent that others experience you as cold, detatched, or arrogant.
The Hyper Vigilant: Existing in an exhausting state of anticipatory anxiety and fear of what dangers might arise or what might go wrong next.
The Pleaser: Constantly putting others' needs and desires ahead of your own and saying "yes" when you really want to say "no."
The Restless: A "human doing" rather than a human being, constantly moving from one activity to another and rarely able to be at peace or find contentment.
The Stickler: An overdeveloped need for plans, systems, order, organization, and accuracy that sets impossibly high expectations for self and others.
The Victim: Possessed by a "why me?" perspective with an extreme focus on emotions, painful feelings and negative circumstances.
In Positive Intelligence, Stanford University lecturer and best-selling author Shirzad Chamine synthesizes the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology and performance science. Then he takes it one step further by offering a concrete program to boost your mental fitness and weaken the power of the internal Saboteurs who generate "negativity" in our lives through the way they respond to challenges.
Stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt and unhappiness are the result of our inner Saboteurs at work. By learning to master your mindset, you can quiet these negative forces and strengthen your positive "Sage" powers that reside in an entirely different region of the brain. As you build your mental fitness, you will gain ready access to positive emotions like curiosity, empathy, compassion, creativity, calm, sense of meaning and purpose which in turn unlock the ability to take clear-headed, laser-focused action. You will learn to perform better, feel happier, and develop more productive and positive relationships.
"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power."
⎼ Lao Tse