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The Miracle? Inspiring a Pessimist to Hope
on January 14, 2008
I am an admitted pessimist, and have been for most of my life. That said, I still have some room in my cynical soul for a little hope and inspiration to push through, and Mr. Touhey's book has just the sort of sincere and comfortable quality to reach me.
Touhey's book is revealing, not only about his own familial and personal history, but also about the mistakes people often make in viewing themselves and the world. His lessons and exercises are totally effective in leading people toward a definite change in perspective, and his personal definitions of certain key self-growth ideas are just as helpful. His way of describing self esteem versus self confidence influenced me greatly, and inspired me to re-evaluate how I feel about myself and my actions in certain situations.
If you are a reader looking for a different way to view the world and yourself in it, The Miracle of Optimism, with its relatable storytelling style and its effective lessons and exercises is a book you need to read.