Friday, May 16, 2008

Worth Reading, Number One

In what I hope will be a regular feature, I will list books that I feel are worth reading. Also, should some benevolent soul click on the Amazon link and buy the book, I will earn a few cents.
Tonight's book is Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life. If someone tells you, "If you don't change, you will die!" will you change? Most people wouldn't - at least they wouldn't sustain the change for any significant length of time. I know people like this, and I know the feeling, as well.
The Baalei Mussar struggled with this dilemma - how to get people (themselves and others) to change their behavior for the better, contravening human nature and the inertia that keeps us from improving. Classic Mussar techniques involve harnassing both the intellectual and the emotional aspects of one's personality to effect such change.
This book offers an analysis of the psychology of behavioral inertia, and the three steps necessary for overcoming it and succeeding in creating change that lasts. Worth reading.



Anonymous dn said...

Looks fascinating.

Maybe you could translate it into Hebrew, and attribute it to some famous Baal Mussar?


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