onsdag 27 augusti 2008

About self confidence | How to Have Great Self Confidence

We are Twitter friends with David Rogers from today. Here is what he writes about himself.

About self confidence | How to Have Great Self Confidence: "My name is David Rogers and I live on the south coast of England. Our eldest daughter is now 20, we have non identical twins who are 17. I used to work in a bank, amongst other things, but my main line of work has been Occupational Therapy. I have worked in various mental health settings (acute unit, rehabilitation, community, prison) for over 20 years. My wife is a nurse whose specialism is oncology. I have always been interested in personal development – particularly practical self help.

I have an eclectic collection of books which cover personal development – starting with Dale Carnegie at a time when I really had few friends! The books that have most influenced me are:-

  • Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • A Touch of Greatness by Frank Tibolt
  • They F*** You Up by Oliver James

One of my favorite quotes is by Frankl, quoted in Flow:-

“Don’t aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue…as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a courses greater than oneself.”

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