I have been reading Benjamin Hardy’s book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, and savoring the idea of basing my identity on my future self rather than on my past self. Dr. Hardy’s way of articulating this concept feels natural and easy – and is backed by psychological research. I have found myself going over the ideas in this book while on my evening strolls (sometimes talking to myself I get so excited).
I am a few chapters in and am psyched to already be gaining so much by putting these principles into practice. And I’m taking my time! I recommend Personality Isn’t Permanent – especially while we are going through this year of enormous change. There is no going back to the way things were.
I’m inspired! The time is now to shape our realities on something new, something healed, a reality that is more loving and humane. I really do feel that it is possible to gain critical mass toward a better future.
If you get the book, let me know, I’d be down to have a conversation about it! (Seriously, if you are interested, I’ll schedule a zoom book/concept chat).
And also, once I finish it, I will give a more in-depth review.
I’ve been following Dr Hardy’s work for a a few years now. He is an organizational psychologist who generously writes helpful and thought-provoking articles on medium.com, and has some great talks on Tedx. He seems like a person who genuinely wants to help – and has come up with some great strategies for making life run more smoothly and joyfully.