Zero Negativity: The Power of Positive Thinking
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He is an adventurer, public speaker and television presenter, best known as the front man for Channel 4’s hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins . While there are no truly original concepts here, such as there was in The Fear Bubble, every lesson here is still a strong one, even if most of them are common sense, not a lot of people follow these rules in daily life but reading them here may make people really take a look at themselves and see what they really need to do within their life to grow and develop, mature and evolve. This book shows the importance of positivity but would be nice for guidance on how to get there or achieve it yourself. He offers strong advice on how to remain positive in the worst of situations, and how a positive mindset can make a seemingly impossible situation end in success, in a multitude of ways. I also liked his self-critique and way of developing the talents of all group members and there are parallels to be drawn to teaching, football coaching and to my real life.
Of the two I took more out of Mental Fitness personally but this book is just as good, containing lots of non nonsense down to earth advice and honest reflections. I am always motivated by Ant's books and although a lot of what he says is stuff you know it's always good if you're having a bad day to see get up, brush teeth, put clothes on as positives to power you on. I also appreciate his candid honesty, his ability to admit mistakes, and his eager willingness to learn and to evolve. I enjoyed his wife's version and applaud both of them for not sugar coasting events which they talk about.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The layout of the book featuring stories from Ant's life, to advice, to Emilie's perspective and recapping with a summary at the end of each chapter in very simple language and briefness was effective. It rips away the clever facade that Middleton is building, perhaps to mask his own insecurities or inadequacies.
One of my biggest hesitations going into this is that it would be about “okay always be happy, nothing is wrong, just be falsely positive. PS If you view Emilie’s segments as an love letter to her husband, you will actually look forward to them. And there are two ways of meeting them: negatively, where blame is the answer, where other people are at fault, where you haven't been treated fairly. What I love about his books is his brutal honesty on failures and mistakes and how he deals with it.
The weird paragraphs from his wife were the cherry on top of the cake - they felt so awkward and cringe worthy. As a massive fan of the first two books, First Man In and The Fear Bubble, I found this to be a great continuation and finale. From my heart, I thank you for adding words to my feelings, adding words to my experience, because you’ve me made understand what, who I was in my life in SOG, what my time in the SOG made me to be, who my experience made me to be aware of who I can be. What this book is for, however, is to give you the tools you need to become the best possible version of yourself, to own who and what you are, and to live your life with Zero Negativity. Loved this book but was part of a trilogy where first man in was a biography with some tips in about positive thinking.
I really enjoyed this and it was very thought-provoking and motivational as Ant Middleton’s books and speeches are.There are moments where Ant Middleton is a little reckless, foolhardy such as attempting the Matterhorn in a snow storm and using that failed experience as a catalyst for an Everest challenge. I loved how you could hear Ant's voice as you read through the passages and see how he is within his everyday life thanks to Emilie.