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We all find ourselves thinking pessimistically about our lives from time to time. However, if pessimism becomes an intrinsically part of the way we approach our day-to-day lives, it can be very hard to break away from.

Nine Ways to Stop Thinking Negatively introduces nine unique methods on how to overcome pessimistic thinking accompanied by examples based upon the experiences of well-known historical figures, business people, athletes and the author’s own clients. The book is divided into nine chapters, with each chapter divided into five different sections – leaving readers with a total 45 pieces of advice.

After reading Nine Ways readers will be able to solve the following problems caused by negative thinking:


-  Can’t forget about mistakes from the past

-  Have low self-esteem from always comparing yourself to others

-  Don’t get along well with your boss

-  Feel jealous of others even though you try not to

-  Always find yourself complaining or whining

-  Can’t stop thinking about work even if it’s your day off

-  Are obsessed with the way people perceive and evaluate you

-  Have trouble getting out of a bad mood


Chapter 1. Accept Who You Are as a Human Being

Chapter 2. Don’t Try to Change Others – Instead Change Your Point of View

Chapter 3. Learn to See the Reality of any Situation

Chapter 4. Look at Things from Multiple Points of View

Chapter 5. Concentrate on What You Can Do

Chapter 6. Accept Things the Way they Are

Chapter 7. Stop Trying to be Perfect

Chapter 8. Look at the Glass as Half-Full

Chapter 9. Live in the Present

About the Author

Furukawa is a consultant on habit-making. In 2006 he created his own method on how individuals can create and keep new habits. After holding seminars, private consulting, and training sessions for industry professionals, Furukawa has helped over 20,000 individuals on their path to personal growth. Furukawa is the author of many books on stress management and habit-making, of which translated versions are available in Korea and Taiwan.

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