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Trying not to try

Trying not to try

Slingerland, Edward G. (Edward Gilman), author

Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all these cases, spontaneity is elusive. In 'Trying Not to Try', Edward Slingerland shows us how we can harness its power and become more effective. We've long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort, but recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life are best pursued indirectly. Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can embody a spontaneous way of being and live more fulfilling lives

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Canongate, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Edward Slingerland
ISBN: 0857863487, 9780857863485
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: 2014.
Physical Description: vi, 295 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology); Psychology.; Spontaneity (Personality trait); Success.