It seems writers who talk about the power of positive thinking, the power of affirmation, the law of attraction and creative visualization are right, after all. Faith and belief can help overcome bad habits and transform lives.
So says Charles Duhigg in his book, The Power of Habit. The New York Times journalist cites studies and talks to people who have first-hand experience of the power of belief and habits. They include people like Howard Schultz, who grew up in a public housing project in Brooklyn and became one of the richest people in the world as the founder of Starbucks, and Paul O’Neill, who transformed the industrial giant, the aluminium producer Alcoa, before serving as the Secretary of the Treasury under George W Bush. “I’ve been really lucky,” said Schultz. “And I really, genuinely believe that if you tell people that they have what it takes to succeed, they’ll prove you right.”Continue Reading