Skip to main content

Indulge by Valerie Bertinelli PDF Download

Personality Isn't Permanent by Benjamin Hardy PDF Download


Personality Isn't Permanent by Benjamin Hardy PDF Download

Personality Isn't Permanent by Benjamin Hardy PDF Download

  • Book Name: Personality Isn’t Permanent
  • Authors:  Benjamin Hardy
  • Pages: 271
  • Publish Date: 16 June 2020
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Self Help. Healing, Psychology

Book Summary 

Personality isn't Permanent by Benjamin Hardy, In my opinion, this is an amazing self-help book and it's actually underrated in my opinion. My biggest takeaway from this book is the idea of your future self. 

so usually we tend to believe that... you know... by the time we have become an adult or perhaps even by the time we are 12, our personality is set in stone and personality tests and assessments tend to reinforce that... 

you know they classify us into these types and then we feel that oh this is just who I naturally am. and the culture even supports the idea of being who you are and being true to yourself. but sometimes that can work against us. 

So in this book, the author says that your personality is not permanent. what we tend to do is that we use our current self or our past self to limit our future self as well. we tell ourselves stories and self-limiting beliefs such as oh this is just the way I am, I cannot achieve this, that's just my personality is just not suited to achieve these things. for example, I myself have done that. 

I have had self-limiting beliefs such as I can't meditate, I'm not a morning person, I just cannot wake up early or I guess I'll just have to deal with knee pain for the rest of my life. and I still have some other self-limiting beliefs that I still need to work on. 

But this book says that do not let your current self or your past self or the stories you tell yourself or your self-limiting beliefs define and limit your future. dream big and dream of your future self as if there were no limitations. 

so who do you want to be in 10 years from now? for example, when I think of my future self, one of my goals for myself is to be physically stronger and physically more fit. 

right now what I do for exercise is I kind of exercise like an old person. all I do is walk and it's not speed walking or anything it's just strolling and I do beginner-level yoga and occasionally I'll dance which is the only good cardio and good exercise I do.

But I want to be able to do strength training and have a stronger body and stronger joints because I do have issues with inflammation in my joints and I also have some other sinus related issues and I feel that strength training and also more breathing exercises and eating better eating less and eating maybe two meals a day or one meal a day, reducing my sugar 

I know all these things can help me achieve my future self. I'm 37 years old right now and at 40, when I visualize my future self, my future self will look back at my 30-year-old self or 35-year-old self and say that you know

I'm more fit now than I was then. and my future self is going to shock me by what I will be able to achieve physically and health-wise when I get to that age. so I have that very ambitious future self in mind and if you stay with me that long - for another three years or two and a half years - then we will find out 

If I actually become that future self or not! my second big takeaway from this book is the idea of pursuing one major goal. 

So work on only one major goal at a time because if we try to chase too many goals at the same time, we're going to end up losing focus overwhelm ourselves in the process and not achieve any of them! 

So for example, for myself, even though I have so much work to do in all these different areas like physical exercise, eating healthy and so on, 

I am choosing to focus on one major goal every three to six months. so right now my one major goal happens to be waking up at 5 a.m because I believe that doing this can help me achieve my other goals.

So I have been waking up for the last two or three months at 5 00 am and I'm just trying to solidify that habit fully before I move on to my next goals. 

so that's what I would encourage you to do as well. focus on only one major goal and stick to it, make it a part of your life, and maybe do it for three months or six months whatever you think will work for you, 

before you work on your next goal. another takeaway from this book is the idea of vision boards, and that is to kind of reinforce that idea of the future self. 

because when you visually see that future self in your environment every single day, you're more likely to remember it and work towards it. 

I have heard the idea of a vision board from other people as well but never actually executed it. but because I heard it again in this book and the reasons behind it, 

Another thing that this book addresses very nicely is the idea of trauma. we all have trauma in our lives - mostly in our childhood. and we may think that trauma means big things like losing a loved one or abuse. but even little things can count as trauma. for example, 

The fear of math can be a trauma for kids and limit them from making career choices that would involve being good at math. 

So it's limiting the future self that they can visualize. so this book has a full chapter that deals with trauma and how you can rewrite your past. and one beautiful thing he says about dealing with perhaps a less than ideal past is to and this is oversimplifying it - 

you would really have to read that chapter to really get it but um to make it simple and to summarize it, that whatever events happened in your life, instead of being a victim and blaming others and thinking that life happened to you, think that life happened for you. 

So even the very worst of things that happened to you are enabling you to learn something or achieve something that you wouldn't have otherwise. so those were some of my best takeaways from this book. I highly recommend it to you.

Also read: Do Epic Shit by Ankur Warikoo book pdf download

Also read: Don't Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight Book Pdf