Something BIGGER A Satisfying Way To Achieve Your Goals
Rational and humorous, this wellness guide uses an amusing courtroom model to give helpful, goal-attaining advice. Self-improvement can be logical and sustainable with the right mind-set. Something Bigger is an instructive handbook for overcoming negative thoughts and habits by resetting satisfaction goals. The basic premise of the book is that the power of one’s mind can be used to attain a positive satisfaction level. The protracted metaphor for attaining success in the program is an imaginary courtroom where Judge MAX (a stand-in for the reader’s mind) presides and can be swayed by arguments from two attorneys, MISS and FUSS. MISS is lackadaisical and impulsive, steering the judge to the quickest means of satisfaction (cookie, cigarette), while FUSS is rational, preferring to fulfil long-term goals (avoid lung cancer, meet weight-loss goals in a year). The judge often rules in favor of MISS and must be swayed to support FUSS in order to make real gains. If what one doesn’t want is clear and avoidable, then what one does want and how to accomplish it is also innately accessible. In the final chapter, Dr Ryan and Sean Penny offer a seven-step program for reaching one’s goals and overcoming one’s self-set barriers.
ENDORSMENT After years of competing on the world athletics stage, I agree whole heartedly with the central theme of Something BIGGER, that self-control is a key ingredient to successful goal achievement. The insight the authors offer into how it all works, along with the super-practical 7 “SATISFY” steps that bring everything together in the end, promise to take you to new heights in pursuit of your personal goals, whatever they may be. — Hestrie Cloete High Jump World Champion 2001 & 2003, Olympic Silver Medalist 2000 & 2004, Female World Athlete of the Year 2003
"A great read and a total eye-opener into the human psyche and how our brain receives and filters information affecting decisions we make and steps we take (or not!) to achieve our goals. Written in such an easy to understand way and with the cheeky humor, making the reading truly enjoyable. Highly recommended book for everyone who appreciates good insights and not just ‘gliding on a surface’. Many Thanks Ryan and Sean Penny."