The Undefeated Mind (Book Review)
The key, according to Dr. Lickerman, is turning adversity into wisdom.
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creating value for others is the key to attaining happiness for ourselves.
“Ironically, the best way to regain self-confidence when we find ourselves facing a problem we have no good idea how to solve may be by flinging ourselves, however blindly; into action, doing whatever we think we can. … what we get from trial and error that rumination can’t provide is the chance to view things from vantage points we can’t acquire through theorizing alone.”
The toughest thing to do when you’re down is to take action. But that’s exactly what you need to do.
In fact, preserving our self-confidence represents the single most important and challenging part of any attempt to accomplish a goal, a fierce moment-by-moment struggle that requires us to smash to pieces even the most fleeting of our negative beliefs.