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Rethink? | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Rethink?

Whatever you think, think the opposite

I was happy to hear that Paul Arden had a second book out titled “Whatever you think, think the opposite”. I was truly inspired by his first book “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be”. What surprised me is that I somehow missed the new one at bookstores until now.

While the new title is good, I didn’t get that same rush of inspiration as the first book. Perhaps it had more to do with the fact that I was now familiar with Arden’s style of thinking. I got the feeling that this book was more of a refresher from the first. Some of the same goal themes and looking at things differently came up again.

What I would have enjoyed more is that if this book got more into from the gut stories about thinking the opposite and how to succeed from it. In the end, no amount of knowledge is going to help if you don’t decide on your own to change, but a little kick to the backside doesn’t hurt either sometimes. This book just seemed more like a self congratulator pat on the back.

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