Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You

Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You

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by Mel Robbins, Joyce Bean
     
 

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Mel Robbins, one of America's top relationship experts, combines the latest scientific research with her own hard-earned wisdom in a self-help book that goes beyond offering tired platitudes and instead delivers real, effective techniques for getting what you truly desire out of life.See more details below

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Mel Robbins, one of America's top relationship experts, combines the latest scientific research with her own hard-earned wisdom in a self-help book that goes beyond offering tired platitudes and instead delivers real, effective techniques for getting what you truly desire out of life.

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"Mel Robbins has the guts to tell you why your brain is your biggest problem—but only if you listen to it." —Chris Brogan, author of Trust Agent

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ISBN-13:
9781452632315
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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CHAPTER ONE

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button

Gain Power by Taking Action

There are some days when you just feel more powerful. You force yourself to get up early and break a sweat before everyone else wakes up. That sets the tone for the rest of your day. Your coffee tastes especially good, and the commute doesn't suck. At work, you go the extra mile on a project and come off looking like a hero. Afterward, you meet some friends whom you haven't seen in months, and have a couple of drinks on an outdoor deck in the cool summertime air. Someone hands you tickets he couldn't use. You embrace spontaneity and go see a great show. Afterward, you drive home by moonlight, have great sex, and drift off to sleep on a cloud.

We've all had days when we feel excited about our lives. We feel young, confident, and alive. Everything clicks. We feel like we're going somewhere, like we have momentum. We become more powerful versions of ourselves.

The powerful you is always there waiting and you can tap it anytime you want, if you know how. 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.

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, resistance is winning in your life. Resistance loves surfing the Web, vegging out in front of the TV, sticking to routine, not picking up the phone, hitting snooze, avoiding confrontation, making excuses, rumination, and isolation.

Resistance will keep you in place; the powerful you will push you ahead. You will always feel tension between these two forces, between your current life and your desire for more. The direction you choose is entirely up to you. Every single day of your life, you have the choice to stay where you are or move your life in new directions. The question is, Will the powerful you awaken and start taking action, or will you wait just a little longer and delay the joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment you deserve?

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"Mel Robbins has the guts to tell you why your brain is your biggest problem—-but only if you listen to it." —-Chris Brogan, author of Trust Agent

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