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Reviewed by Hilary Hawkes for Readers' Favorite
Bill Calhoun’s Can’t…Can! How to Master Your Mind and Transform Your Body is a motivational and self-help book aimed at those who wish to lose weight, get fitter, and develop the stronger mental capacity in order to do this successfully. Calhoun sets out his method for taking the necessary practical and psychological steps. These include understanding the difference between luck and control; transforming yourself mentally, morally and physically; building your willpower; and using your understanding of yourself and others’ personalities in order to forge a path to success. Motivational quotes are included and sum up many of the author’s points.
Can’t…Can! How to Master Your Mind and Transform Your Body is a sensible and unique approach to gaining an understanding of ourselves, and so take more control in areas of life that we wish to change. Bill Calhoun’s way combines self-knowledge and self-compassion with perseverance and ideas that help with whole person development. The writing style is empathetic and concise with points and explanations clearly set out. His method could be a good approach for tackling and solving any problem or set-back in life – not just for anyone needing help with weight loss and physical fitness. I liked the emphasis on encouragement and developing self-awareness and positive qualities or mind sets.
The book sets out to convince the reader that success is not just for those who get lucky – rather we can learn to recognize and use opportunities and train our mental outlook. The arguments, supported by psychological theory, are convincing and motivating. This book is a source of encouragement and support. Those needing advice and techniques to develop the knowledge and will power to make personal and life enhancing changes will find it here.