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  • Published: 16 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780593083314
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $48.00

Personality Isn't Permanent

Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story




Changing yourself can feel like a monumental task, but Benjamin Hardy shows why it's easier than you think. Your limitations are illusions, and your past does not define you.

Do you ever feel yourself settling into a rut, with your strengths and weaknesses permanently locked in, and your deepest aspirations out of reach? According to the psychologist Benjamin Hardy, too many of us associate ourselves with labels like "introvert" and "slow learner." We allow ourselves to be defined by our past traumas and actions, rather than embracing the reality that we are capable of much more than we imagine.

This book is about letting go of the narrative in your head about who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, and what you are and aren't capable of. Hardy draws on the latest scientific research and true stories of radical self-transformations, including his own, to show you how to let go of your fears and self-defeating habits.

Among the fascinating people you'll meet:

* Dean Karnazes, who quit his corporate job and began a career as a runner after a spontaneous 10-mile run on his 30th birthday.

* Josh Waitzkin, a teen chess prodigy, who survived an experience of nearly drowning and then trained himself to become a world-class long-distance swimmer.

* Hardy himself, who transcended his childhood in a broken home, surrounded by issues of addiction and mental illness, to get his PhD and build a happy family.

It doesn't matter what age or stage of life you are in. Benjamin Hardy's words have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of readers across the world. Yours can be next.

  • Published: 16 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780593083314
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $48.00

About the author

Benjamin Hardy

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blog is read monthly by millions of people and has been featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, Big Think, and many others. From 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer in the world on Medium.com and is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology. He and his wife Lauren adopted three children through the foster system in February 2018 and, one month later, Lauren became pregnant with twins, who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando.

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