Too many of us are trapped in mental prisons that cause us to follow the herd instead of thinking independently and rationally. Now Scott Adams, the world-famous creator of Dilbert and New York Times bestselling author of Win Bigly, offers a strategy for recognizing and avoiding "loserthink."
According to Scott Adams, it's easy to slip into unproductive mental patterns, no matter how smart you are. Countless well-informed people are in the grip of what he calls "loserthink" -- a symptom of our attention-driven economy and click-bait driven media.
Some signs you've succumbed to loserthink include: thinking people are out to get you who aren't; thinking your bubble of reality is the only right one; falling prey to silly cognitive biases; finding yourself trapped in a continuous fight-or-flight state. Between the never-ending stream of URGENT notifications on your phone and anger on your social media feeds, it's easy to feel miserable, defensive, anxious, poor, and sick.
But Adams offers a cure for loserthink -- bold strategies that will help change your perspective so you can finally break out of negative thought patterns and do your best work. For example, he'll teach you how to...
* Use your ego when it has obvious utility and dial it down when it gets in your way.
* Manage frustration and anger by considering interesting possibilities, instead of the first explanation that comes to mind.
* Test your assumptions on a small scale so no one gets hurt.
Your bubble of reality doesn't have to be a prison. This book will show you how to break free.