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Strengths of this book include Dealing with attitude, your personal attitude. Rather create a facilitative mind frame rather then being debilitative. It also helps to counter creating fallacies for your self such as fallacy of catastrophic expectations. Believing you will fail will make you perceive yourself as loser and cripple your attitude. The book also touches base with our belief system; such as self-talk is a key essential as long as it is used properly. We all believe self-talk is beneficial to understanding our identity but sometimes we don’t realize when we are being debilitative and in turn we can’t grow. The book teaches you the “ ABC’s of our emotions, it states “ A, represents activating events in our life’s, b, refers to our beliefs system, C is Consequences.” (p.g. 29 You Are…). It helped me perceived a positive attitude to in turn be positively rewarded.
The book had a very strong perception on how attitudes make the person. It used a lot of great examples to prove different situations for different people. The only weakness I thought was that as I read some of the attitudes people were using I couldn’t relate to them. The book says “Overwhelmed people are accepting of their emotions but lack the self-discipline to experience self-control” (p.g. 24, You Are…) I can recall usually when I’m overwhelmed I consider myself in to deep over my head, but that doesn’t mean I have a lack of self-discipline. I believe you must have an understanding of emotions from different people or an open-mind to relate.
This book relates to me in various ways. One way that I can appreciate is in how we use self-talk to determine our self-esteem. I discovered that my self-talk was more in likely a contributing factor to minimal depression. In chapter six the book talks about self-talk and depression, it breaks down patterns of distorted self-talk that help maintain negative patterns of thinking. The one I was more able to relate to was arbitrary inference, were we draw conclusions in the absence of any evidence.
The Text from class, Interplay, and my book, You Are What You Think are both very comparable. One obvious similarity is that both books have a good amount of self-asserted test to determine how you personally compare in each chapter. On a deeper issue, they both deal with factual information. The textbook touched more on key terms that helped me understand my book more thoroughly. More notably chapter three in the text talks about perceived self and self-fulfilling prophecy that in turn tie directly in to the title of my book. They book used the ABC’s of emotion to describe what the text calls self-fulfilling prophecies. The ABC’s are more related to the self-fulfilling prophecies of self-imposed prophecies rather then where people create the situations for you.
On the contraire to understand you must understand yourself. To understand, you must be aware of your surroundings, what’s going on, how’s your job, do u have one, did someone pass away recently. Then once you’ve asset that how do these things affect you. By determining this you may determine how you talk to yourself. If you perceive all these things in you life as something bad then more in likely you’ll tell yourself that, E.g. if you say you’re a loser then you’ll think you’re a loser. This kind of self-talk could alter your life completely by changing your attitude and if used correctly it could greatly increase the value of your life, well as you would see it. Not matter what is said; be it to yourself or to others, words will greatly impact us. A great example in chapter 3 (p.g. 43, You Are…) “Winston Churchill told the British people that even though all of Europe might fall, we shall not flag or fail, we shall go fight…we shall never surrender.” This is a great example of his presenting self; he knows no loss and wants his self-talk to inspire his people to think the same. To think to win is a win in itself.
The author, David Stoop, incorporates a lot of religious beliefs in to his writings. He uses these examples such as, Self-talk: Words of Faith...Faith is…the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrew 11:1 kjv) Sometimes he makes it sound as if we should think like that to truly understand. I’m not very religious so I see this as his opinion, ill take it to account the examples but I will not always believe them. I believe he is a little bias in those he respectly talks about religion when that is not what is always needed. One thing I diffidently respect is that he was able to use examples from all religion besides just his, very profound and indeed shows his open-mind ness.