I posted about Amy Cuddy’s book Presence on January 31. I finally finished it today. What a great read.
The last two chapters were worth the wait. Chapter ten addresses what she called self-nudging. Here are a few quotes:
Presence is about approaching your biggest challenges without dread, executing them without anxiety, and leaving them without regret. We don’t get there by deciding to change right now. We do it gently, incrementally, by nudging ourselves – a bit further every time.
Focusing on process encourages us to keep working, to keep going, and to see challenges as opportunities for growth, not as threats of failure.
The more you reframe your anxiety as excitement, the happier and more successful you may become.
And chapter eleven captures the point of the whole book. “Fake it till you become it.”