Friday, January 15, 2016

Mind Hacking by John Hargrave

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Mind Hacking
by John Hargrave

ISBN-13: 9781501105654
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from NetGalley:
Have you ever wished you could reprogram your brain, just as a hacker would a computer? In this guide to improving your mental habits, Hargrave reveals the steps that allowed him to overcome negativity and eliminate mental problems at their core.

This book lays out a simple yet comprehensive approach to help you rewire your brain and achieve healthier thought patterns for a better quality of life. It hinges on the repetitive steps of analyzing, imagining, and reprogramming. By treating your brain as a computer and mastering Hargrave’s mind hacking skills, you, too, can create a positive, permanent shift in your thinking.

My Review:
Mind Hacking is a way to re-write problem thoughts and succeed at the goals you set. There are three main steps: being aware of what you're thinking, choosing new thoughts to replace the problem thoughts, and actually replacing those thoughts. For each step, we're given simple exercises that help you achieve things like increasing your concentration. The last step also covers coming up with small, do-able steps toward your ultimate goal. These techniques are good for any goal, not just re-writing problem thoughts.

Each concept is illustrated with a number of stories and analogies. While the author sometimes refers to scientific studies, he explains the concepts in computer programming terms and in other ways so that even teens can easily understand them. In fact, I know of a teen who could really use the information in this book. I suspect the humorous, encouraging writing style will keep her engaged in the content.

I've previously read about some of these ideas and tried them, and they really do work. This book brings these ideas together and explains them on a level that most people can understand and do. I'd recommend this book to anyone ready to change their negative thoughts that keep coming back or who need advice on how to achieve their goals.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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