Making Changes Stick

Secrets to personal change and personal growth

LEARNING GOOD METHODS and getting great insights are valuable, but for the methods and insights to make a difference, it is necessary to translate those ideas into real change. Here are six chapters from Self-Help Stuff That Works that show you how it can be done. 

  • How to Use This Book
    This is one of the two introductory chapters in the book. Find out how to make a useful idea make a real difference in your life.
  • You CAN Change
    Learn how personal change is accomplished. Hint: It is not with force, but with persistence.
  • From Hope to Change
    How to translate your brilliant insights into actual change in your life.
  • Self-Help
    What may seem like innocent reading material can have a profound effect on you...for the better.
  • Personal Propaganda
    Use the same techniques political demagogues use to control minds to control your own mind.
  • Parting Shot
    This is the last chapter of the book and gives an important warning about the possible dangers of greed and enthusiasm.

How can you think positive? How can you make this personal change for yourself? How can you change the way you think so that the first thing that pops into your head when misfortune strikes is:
Maybe it's Good

What's the difference, scientifically speaking, between an optimist and a pessimist? Is it possible to become optimistic if you are already pessimistic? Why would you even want to? Find out all about it:


Does your attitude impact your health? Yes, but in ways you may not have imagined. Learn about it here:
Optimism is Healthy

Here's a new perspective on developing self-esteem and self-worth, not only in yourself but in your children. This perspective may be at odds with contemporary thinking, but it shares a remarkable agreement with common sense:
Your Inner Guide to Self-Esteem

If you suffer from any form of insecurity, check out our Insecurity page. It gives you four chapters to choose from, depending on what kind of security you're looking for:

next: Bonus Chapters

APA Reference
Staff, H. (2008, November 4). Making Changes Stick, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

Last Updated: March 30, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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