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Here's an excerpt from a book I recently read, "The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It," by Kelly McGonigal:
That’s the thing about mindset interventions: They seem too good to be true
. They contradict a deeply held
cultural belief about the process of change itself. We believe that all meaningful problems are
deeply rooted and difficult to change.
Many problems are deeply rooted, and yet one of the themes you’ll see
again and again in this book is that small shifts in mindset can trigger a
cascade of changes so profound that they test the limits of what seems
possible. We are used to believing that
we need to change everything about our lives first, and then we’ll be happy, or
healthy, or whatever it is we think we want to experience. The science of mindsets says we have it
backward. Changing our mind can be a
catalyst for all the other changes we want to make in our lives. But first, we may need to convince ourselves
that such change is possible.