How much do I want to read more? 7/10
I liked it. The author is really trying her best to put her finger on the important thing. THe one thing that can makes the whole difference, the one thing that will make us switch.
I just skimmed around the book, but it is worth a second read and write down the main insights along the book.
It’s not because things are difficult that we don’t dare.
It’s because we don’t dare that things are difficult.
Part I: Why You Aren’t Getting What You Want
[quote, ERIC CLAPTON]
Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I’d rather lie around.
CHAPTER ONE Stop Hitting the Snooze Button
The powerful you is always there waiting, like a switch inside you that needs to be turned on! It’s the part of you that loves discovery, curiosity, challenges, exercise, connecting with other people, checking off goals, taking action, heading somewhere, and talking out loud. It is a force inside you that wants to grow, move, and expand. All you have to do is locate the switch and turn it on.
At the same time, there’s an equal and opposite force that works inside you to hold you back. You were born with resistance. It’s an inner, evolutionary bias to take the safe bet, the sure thing, the known path. Whenever you’re feeling bored, bummed, or broken, your power is off and resistance is on.