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Writers Inspiring Change book review: I would, but MY DAMN MIND won't let me!: A Guided Workbook...

Updated: May 21, 2023

"I would, but MY DAMN MIND won't let me!: A Guided Workbook to Help Young Men Use the Power of the Mind to Be Positive, Happy, and Confident" by award-winning author Jacqui Letran, is a companion book to "I would, but MY DAMN MIND won't let me: A Young Man's Guide to Understanding His Thoughts and Feelings". The best way to describe this book is with an analogy. Imagine a doctor trying to perform a critical operation without understanding the nature of the body part being operated on? What are the chances of success? In comparison, how does one succeed in life, operating at optimal levels, without understanding how your own mind works; how those inner voices affect you and how to control the subconscious mind which can work both for and against you? Letran's book is aimed at showing teens, and for that matter, any reader, how to understand how the mind, both the conscious part and the subconscious mind, work in tandem, how they integrate and what makes the subconscious mind work against you - resulting in stress, depression, anxiety, lack of confidence and self-esteem. Sadly, no one hands you a manual when you are growing up, one that clearly explains how your mind functions, and why, when you experience negative emotions and negative thoughts, you can spiral out of control. There should be a manual for life, and whether it is this book or not, it should certainly present the inner workings of the mind with the simplicity that Letran does, and how, through practice and discipline, one can become master of the subconscious element and navigate with understanding and greater success through life. I recommend both books - for anyone who wants to shed light on the dark tunnels and recesses of their own mind.

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