Monday, May 11, 2009
The First 30 Days
Soon after publishing my book "Change or Die," I came across another writer who shares my passionate conviction that people are capable of making extraordinary changes in how they think, feel, and act, but that we need a better understanding of the underlying psychology of what creates change. She's Ariane de Bonvoisin, and her eminently useful book, The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier, has just been published in paperback. I particularly like Ariane's concept of the "change muscle"--the idea that we can develop a knack for change by doing it again and again in our lives. The idea comes from those brilliant neuroscientists, of course, but Ariane has her own knack for making ideas more memorable and vivid and thus more useful to us.