In every moment, you choose who you want to be and how you want to live your life. It’s your ultimate power, and your inescapable responsibility. You’re the master of your reality.
It doesn’t always feel that way, though. Too often, we believe the awful fictions of our fears, believe our misguided assumptions and our faulty logic; we surrender to our self-limitations; we misperceive our strengths, our weaknesses, our luck and our success; we perpetuate our insecurities and vanities; and we fail to listen to each other, and to our own hearts.
How do we take control, creating the lives we want for ourselves with awareness and accountability? That’s the question we’ll explore in this interview series, Mastering Your Reality. We’ll explore the question with remarkable people who clearly have much to teach us on the subject.
Dr. Barbara Oakley is a Ph.D in systems engineering and her work focuses on the nexus between neuroscience and social behavior. She’s literally written the book on learning to learn; she has also authored a new book, Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (TarcherPerigee). She has a fascinating story. I invite you to join my conversation with Barbara, in this episode of the Mastering Your Reality Interview Series.
Learn more about Isaac’s new book, Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly (Penguin Random House, March 14, 2017), at lidsky.com/book.
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