Do you lay awake at night regretting every single mistake you’ve ever made? I do.
Do you hate your boss/your colleagues/and even the guy who makes your morning coffee? Sometimes.
Do you scroll through Instagram filled with rage and jealously because other people are in bloody Europe (AGAIN) and you’re barely scraping together enough change for your sad lil’ desk lunch each day? All the bloody time.
And do you ever actually take any steps to address all of this? Um… no.
If your answers are anything like mine… I’ve got the perfect book for you.
It’s called You’re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else) and it’ll take all your preconceived notions of “positive thinking” and “positive affirmations” and “everything happens for a reason” and flip them on their motherflippin’ heads.
You see, all those regrets, all that rage and jealously and anger are actually good for you… if you use them to get what you want.
The book's author Elan Gale (who also happens to be a producer on the US version of The Bachelor, but we won't hold that against him) believes you can channel the "power of negative thinking" to motivate yourself to get off your lazy arse and actually go out there and chase your goddamn dreams.
Yep, the power of negative thinking, not positive thinking.
Gale starts the book by explaining why we're actually not that great... like... none of us are that great. We're all pretty damn average.
But we all believe we're bloody amazing, one-of-kind, special, multi-talented snowflakes. And that belief is actually holding us back.
We've all been brought up and conditioned to believe we can achieve whatever we set our minds to. The thing is, we can't and probably won't - especially if we just sit around giving ourselves a pat on the back for every little bit of success we experience.