chapter thirteen Get a Brand New Attitude

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life simply by altering his attitudes.”

—William James

“I can.” “I can’t.” “I’m not good enough.” “Good stuff just happens to me.” “I always get sick every winter.”

Explanatory styles. We all have them—the filters through which we run all of life’s events.

Scientists now know that every thought creates a sudden shift in your body. Just reading the preceding ideas emotionally triggered your pancreas and your adrenal glands to get busy secreting hormones. Different areas of your brain surged with increased electrical currents, causing neurochemicals to be released. Your liver, not to be left out, began processing enzymes that ...

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