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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 19
Don’t Stop Believin’
In This Chapter
• What shape’s your attitude in?
• What’s luck got to do with it?
• Talk good to yourself
• Dealing with criticism
“Yo, dawg, let’s talk,” Randy Jackson, one of the three judges on the ever-popular music talent show American Idol, famously says to contestants. “You sound good, dawg! But you’ve gotta keep it real. You’ve gotta believe in yourself!”
It’s a consistent message from Jackson, himself a musician as well as a Grammy Award-winning music producer: you’ve got to believe in yourself if you want the audience to believe in your performance. Now you may not aspire to compete on American Idol, but your life is its own performance. What you believe is what you put out there. Others see it, and you ...

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