I came upon this book sort of by chance. I was taking a graduate class and this was one of the required readings. I was able to get a copy of the book used for only $7.00, but the original price for a new copy is $12.95. The book can have immediate impacts and others that take a little time and willingness to implement but the tips are very practical and ones that anyone can use.
Primary Domino Thinking, written by Anthony Dallman-Jones, PH.D., is a book designed to help a person remove obstacles which stand in the way of a person reaching his or her goals. No matter what it is you want to do, lose weight, get a better job, or even just being friendlier, this book explains how everyone has the power within to reach these goals. The book describes the steps required to reach one’s desired outcomes beginning with setting clear goals. Something like saying I want to make more money is too vague, when one doesn’t set clear goals they become almost impossible to reach and one is never satisfied or happy. Setting clear goals helps a person remove obstacles which stand in the way. This book really is about the power of thought and inner strength, and while we are all capable of it most people are controlled by external factors rather than from inside. Finally, the book concludes by giving some tips on a breathing exercise. Using this simple approach can help a person slow things down and regain control and focus. This is something I tried right away and it was very easy. It indeed helped me regain my composure and eliminate some of the stress when I was going to be doing a presentation in front of a group of strangers.
While it was perhaps by chance that I found this book I am glad that I did. The approach is a common sense one that many people just don’t use. We are so controlled by outside influences that we forget we are in charge of our own happiness. The breathing tips were also useful and can be used right away. If you have a chance to read this book I would recommend it. It isn’t terribly long and it is easy and interesting reading.