ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joseph Nguyen is a motivational author who helps others realize their true potential. He has played a critical role in helping his readers lead an abundant life free from psychological and emotional trauma.

Don’t Believe Everything You Think is the first book in the Beyond Suffering series. He published the second installment of the series, Beyond Thoughts, in October 2022.

SYNOPSIS

Don’t Believe Everything You Think tries to delve into the root cause of our sufferings in life. The author explains how our thoughts are our only limitations. He shares tips on how to stop overthinking and find lasting peace. According to him, truth is a feeling. He constantly advises the readers to feel the words instead of processing them intellectually. Nguyen also takes the help of several experiments to illustrate his point. He also helps readers understand how they can actually thrive without thinking too much. At the end of the book, the author shares a practical framework to stop overthinking, while addressing the potential obstacles with some handy tips and tricks.

WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK: WHY YOUR THINKING IS THE BEGINNING & END OF SUFFERING

Nguyen provides some wonderful examples and a useful chart to depict the difference between thoughts and thinking. He focuses on conveying his ideas through stories, which provide solutions to one’s day-to-day problems. These stories may also mirror the mistakes most of us make in our lives. He also uses a few analogies to put forth some equations for the positive and negative emotions we experience in life. This is one of many the reasons why Don’t Believe Everything You Think is a gold mine for quote lovers.

The examples are just about sufficient, so as to not overburden the readers with too much information. They are all short, crisp, and concise. The chapters are the perfect length, too.

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER ABOUT DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK: WHY YOUR THINKING IS THE BEGINNING & END OF SUFFERING

The content seems rather repetitive across chapters. This negatively impacts the flow of the book. As a result, readers may get bored of being fed the same information again and again. In fact, more discerning readers will actually find plenty of instances where the information seems contradictory.

Unfortunately, the books starts on a very promising note, but the glaring lack of evidence is a major letdown. In all honesty, Don’t Believe Everything You Think could have done with a more scientific or psychological approach to finding peace.

QUOTES

Our mind’s duty is to keep us alive. Our consciousness’s duty is to help us feel fulfilled. Your soul is the reason why you’re even on this journey in the first place β€” to find peace, love, and joy for yourself.

The only way to break free from our thinking is to let go and trust that our natural inner wisdom will guide us back to clarity and peace like it always has.

CONCLUSION

Ameya Score:
4/5

Don’t Believe Everything You Think is one of the most unique reads in the self-help genre. It is an essential guide for anyone and everyone who wishes to be more productive in their life. The book is more about altering our thought process than following some random hacks. The author also eggs his readers on to constantly read and improve their knowledge through books.

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