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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 67. Building a positive self-image: Programming your brain

It isn’t enough to think happy thoughts and have a good attitude. Sure, you’ll see much more success by changing your attitudes from negative ones to positive ones—not to mention health benefits—but to truly be successful at what you wish to accomplish in life, you have to learn how to program your own brain to achieve your goals.

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

Andrew Carnegie

Your true battle is against mediocrity—and it begins in the brain. What you think about yourself has an amazing power to both limit you and fuel you forward.

In this chapter, we’ll examine how you can program ...

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