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Excellent book for people that want to overcome their issues and constructively move forward
on May 3, 2012
Jonathan Alpert's "Be Fearless" provides an excellent framework for people to identify 1) the issues and vicious cycles that hold them back and 2) define concrete steps and actions to overcome these issues and make concrete changes/achieve goals to improve their lives.
There is no doubt that people experience trauma and need therapy at certain points in their lives and this book is no solution for people with serious mental illness, yet much of the "business" of therapy feeds off of people that repeat the same unhealthy patterns (like the person that keeps dating married people and wonders why they can't find a committed relationship). These unhealthy patterns are only perpetuated by therapists that simply nod their heads and encourage them to keep coming back for the therapists' own income stream from clients that will never break out of their unhealthy patterns and always be dependent on the useless "therapy."
The approach discussed in "Be Fearless" promotes accountability and challenges people to focus on results rather than going in mindless circles and spending all their money on therapy that clearly makes no difference.
The book is well written, engaging and clear.
It encourages us to look inward and acknowledge that we are often our greatest enemy and overcoming the hurdle of ourselves is as easy and making the commitment and doing it.