Friday, March 20, 2009

Think and Make it Happen Review

Think and Make It Happen

The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Overcoming Negative Thoughts, and Discovering Your True Potential
Jacketed Hardcover
Dr. Augusto Cury
Take control of your past, your memory, your emotions, your life!
While in medical school, Dr. Augusto Cury became fascinated with the impact a healthy mind can have on emotions and life. After many years of research and founding The Intelligence Institute, he concluded:
Every person is a genius because everyone has the power to think.
Harnessing "mind power" has been scientifically proven to enhance a person's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
The human act of thinking is the greatest wonder of the universe.
In Think, and Make It Happen, Dr. Cury unveils the multifocal intelligence process showing readers how to master their emotions, stress, thoughts, and relationships, as well as how to become creative thinkers and revolutionary leaders. Complete with a 12-week program, participants will learn to apply the universal laws for quality of life to their own lives: authorship, beauty, creativity, sleep, thoughts, emotions, memory, listening, dialogue, drive, and spirituality and celebration and start experiencing the life they desire.

This is not your typical book review.

I sent to Thomas Nelson for Think and Make It Happen by Dr. Augusto Cury because of the title. It drew me in even though it was a book written by a psychologist and reminded me a little of courses I'd taken in college. But the part that convinced me to give it a try is the blurb below the title: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Overcoming Negative Thoughts, and Discovering Your True Potential.

In this recession, I doubt not one person exists who isn't struggling with some negative thoughts with all the negative news on TV and in the papers. When I received the book, I found one of the best ways to read it is by breaking it into twelve weeks.

After about my third week into it, my husband picked it up and read it too--his first book on psychology. He was hooked.

What did we get from it? Dr. Cury writes you need to be an actor on your own stage--don't sit out there in the audience watching from afar. Take charge. Be the author of your own story.You'll find unexpected happiness as you unlock reasons why you react the way you do to upsetting situations today. He talks of our memories as being like windows and we need to shut the old ones down that cause us pain and open new ones to new situations.

How is this a Christian book? Dr. Cury neatly ties in Jesus and his time on earth as a man andhow He responded to stressful situations. He draws some good conclusions for our own behavior today.

What didn't I like about this book? Some of the terminology gets confusing as he introduces different techniques and anachronisms. It isn't a one or two day read. But if you take your time and work through the chapters, you will take away some definite ideas on how to stop thinking so negatively and quite possibly--change your life.


Jessica said...

Huh. Sounds interesting. I'm all about ignoring painful memories. LOL

giddymomof6 said...

WOW! What a great book! Thanks for sharing with us! Jenni

Jody Hedlund said...

I'll have to check into this more. My hubby counselor might enjoy it too!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Great review! Thanks for sharing. Will check it out.

Greg C said...

I may give it a try. I usually find these self help books tell the obvious. I am not bragging but thats the way it usually is.