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Think, Learn, Succeed: Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life

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Our thought lives have incredible power over our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. In fact, our thoughts can either limit us to what we believe we can do or release us to experience abilities well beyond our expectations. When we choose a mindset that extends our abilities rather than placing limits on ourselves, we will experience greater intellectual satis ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Baker Books
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Lynn Thomas
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the most practical book Dr. Leaf has written. It is easy to comprehend, or as she suggests, easy to break off into bite size pieces, savor, and let them nourish your mind and brain. I am hopeful to make great progress in my journey to a healthy, energized life with the tools in this book. It is full of wisdom and thoughtful commentary and useful steps to renovate the parts of my house hit by the hurricanes of life, where doors have long been shut and locked because no one had the ...more
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy from Dr. Leaf as I have worked and studied in the field of neuroanatomy and neuroscience early on in my career. Dr. Leaf explains current and recent research about the brain, the mind and our thinking that have been undergoing a lot of research worldwide by the scientific community. A lot of things that were previously thought about the brain and the mind have been debunked but it is not the myth busting that makes this book good as much as it is the flair that Dr. Lea ...more
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I underlined about half of the book! This book is filled with rich information that is not only scientific and biblical, it makes sense! :-)

Dr. Leaf does a great job of explaining something technical in a down-to-earth way where it is understandable. The short chapters allow time for the concepts to sink in (and make it easy to read when you have short amounts of time) and the activation tips at the end of each chapter are perfect for im
Becky Leebens
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is exceptional. I have read all of Caroline's books and they have helped me tremendously to get rid of all of the thoughts that were keeping me from being the best me I would like to be. Her systems are easy to use and they don't take much time. Just taking a few minutes every day will produce huge results. This book takes this to the next level!

If you have any desire to live a better, more successful life, then get this book! Put the rest of your self help books away and focus on thi
Dana Labreck
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have always been very intriqued with Dr. Caroline Leaf and her epistemology on the brain and it's correlation with our well being and now in depth with the mind as two working together as one. Think= To become deeper and clearer in the thought process. Learn= Discover the untapped capability there truly is to explore. Succeed= Applying the principles on a consistent basis to thrive, attain and achieve all that anyone seeks to improve their overall ventures in life. There are many expressions t ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Caroline Leaf has done it again. I have been following Dr. Leaf for many years. I own and have read several of her books and DVD’s as well as watching her on TV, and I have subscribed to her Gift Profile and 21 Day Brain Detox programs.

Dr. Leaf’s new books Think Learn Succeed is another valuable resource in my personal life transformation. Whenever we talk about the brain it becomes somewhat technical and for the average person that is not a doctor it can be a challenge. I think this is per
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Leaf opens up a whole new, healthy way of thinking for me. I have purchased and read most of her other books, but Think, Learn, Succeed is my favorite to date. This book is so helpful and will be one I regularly go back to for review. The chapters have “Activation Tips” to reinforce the material covered. This is wonderful in leading me to take pause and think more deeply about certain mindsets. Dr. Leaf really makes this highly complex information understandable and move into useable applica ...more
Tony Smith
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Review of “Think, Learn, Succeed” by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Leaf tackles a difficult subject in an easy to understand manner. Her experience in academics and working with all types of people have given her an effective communication style. The book takes us through how we think, how to identify our learning style and her five-step learning process. Readers discover how to use these to improve their thinking, their ability to learn and ultimately to succeed in life. A very interesting and helpful s
Julie D.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am always so very blessed to read a book by Dr. Caroline Leaf. She has, quite honestly, changed my life for the better in so many ways. She's really brilliant and her books are easy to read and apply to our life, despite her use of big words! lol

I really like that Dr. Leaf always emphasizes that we are each uniquely created and that we can utilize the way we think to learn and succeed in better ways. I also love the Gift Profile part of the book because it gave me a clearer understanding of w
Shelley Shrader
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We live in an era where mental illnesses are significantly increasing, and technology is hindering deep thinking moments that lead to increasing our long-term memory.

Dr. Caroline Leaf does an outstanding job of providing astounding insight into the way our brain is designed to think, learn and succeed in life, school, and the workplace.

Many people mistakenly believe as we succumb to the aging process, our brain deteriorates. Dr. Leaf gives us solid scientific evidence that proves our brain can i
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a comprehensive guide which combines hard science and practical application for the improvement of thinking and learning outcomes in a variety of settings. This book can be used both personally and professionally, including, but not limited to counseling and educational environments. The book is divided into four sections. In the the first section, Dr.Leaf profiles 16 different mindsets describing each one, including scientific data, and following up with a practical list of tips to acti ...more
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the most practical book Dr. Leaf has written! "Think, Learn, Succeed" answers many questions that researches have been trying to answer for a long time. First, she digs into the area of learning and why so many students have a difficult time learning and retaining information. We've all struggled with brain fog at one time or another, but for many students and adults this is apart of their everyday life and she provides powerful information and resources to help the struggling stu ...more
Shelby Clarke
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
While I can easily see the benefit of Dr. Leaf's methods on those of us looking to be more positive, proactive, and understand how we process information. I read books like these in a whole new light with my husband's severe chronic depression diagnosis. I was challenged to see how I think on a daily basis, and have been implementing some of her techniques. her advice on affirmations has become a go-to during my morning meditations. Although, I won't be recommending my husband to read this any t ...more
Martha Burton
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Think Learn Succeed by Dr. Caroline Leaf is a well written and informative book. There is so much useful information in this book that it deserves a place on any serious reader's shelf of favorite books!

This book is broken down into sections so that the reader can easily navigate through the material. The Mindset Guide helps the reader understand the various mindsets and the power they possess. The Gift Profile guides the reader through their own unique thinking cycle.

Dr. Leaf finishes off the
Karen Hoffman
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Dr. Leaf for a few years now. She has a wonderful way of explaining neuroscience in practical terms to illuminate our thought patterns and processes. This book is not only informative; it is a WORKBOOK! I love that I was able to examine my own "Cycle of Thinking" (thought processes) using her abridged Gift Profile. I had my husband complete it as well, and it was very interesting to discover how differently we think - and be able to put some words to the differences. Dr. Lea ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I find the book to be encouraging, empowering, even life changing! Throughout, we are reminded that we are ‘wired for love’ and of the importance of living life from that perspective. If you’ve ever wondered, ‘Exactly how do I take my thoughts captive?’ Dr. Leaf shows you in very practical ways -with entirely doable strategies!

It is an incredible teaching on the power of changing mindsets in order to improve your overall quality of life! You owe it to yourself, your loved ones and your futures
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: give-away, owned-book
In this book, Dr. Leaf teaches about our thought lives and controlling our minds. According to Dr. Leaf, there are seven modules of thinking. We all think in an individual way, using all the modules combined in our own way. There are lists of information that will reveal how we think. Learning how you think is fascinating and freeing. As you read you will have several opportunities to do some homework. Grab a piece of paper and work through the exercises.I don't think this is a one-time read. I ...more
Vicky Sluiter
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
As always, Dr. Leaf has a wealth of great information in this book. The only reason that I don’t give it five stars is that she has trouble writing for the “average” person. This book is not for the faint of heart, but dig through it and you’ll be glad you did!

Dr. Leaf explains that your thoughts are so important to the direction of your life. Addressing several mindsets and personality types, you will find truth within the pages, and be given teaching to help you flourish. This book, if applied
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Leaf does not disappoint. Her newest book is amazing! It unlocks and uncovers truths about mindsets, emotions, OCD, words, processing, and so much more. I appreciate that the information in this book is both practical and scientific. You don't have to disregard one or the other. She gives real life examples to teach and empower the reader to achieve more. I am sharing the truths in this book with my elementary age kids and have already shared them with teachers. Are you ready to disembark of ...more
Sarah Poling
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Caroline Leaf. Mindset and developing a growth mindset have been my growing mantra over the past few years. It is intriguing and engaging to continue to learn more about the effect and research that our own thinking has on who we are, what our mindset is, and how that can impact our lives. It's a book that I will revisit and gain more from with a second read, as there were so many nuggets and tidbits that are research developed, I couldn't absorb it all in one read. The ...more
Adrienne Servis
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Dr. Leaf has done it again. Think, Learn and Succeed exceeded my expectations She points out the necessity of thinking correctly and what it does to your entire life. I have read all her books and this one is needed by everyone. She quotes "We are designed to remember what need to succeed". This made me really dive into my life and see what areas I needed to sure up so I could succeed. She reminds us that it only takes 7-10 seconds a day to retrain the way we think. How great is that? Power ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
GOOD NEWS-- There has been a revolution in brain science! We have learned more in the last twenty years than in the last two thousand years combined and Dr. Caroline Leaf assembles the pieces in her latest book "Think Learn Succeed". Dr. Leaf takes complicated science and explains it in easy to understand and apply ways that can flip the switch on optimal physical and emotional health and healing. This information is a game changer. In the stormy seas of the day don't miss this boat I would name ...more
Gwendolyn Young
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can't put this book down. This is by far my favorite Dr. Leaf book yet. It's easy to read, easy to digest, and is chocked full of practical tips and strategies that I can start using today, some of which I already have. Thank you Dr. Leaf for constantly teaching us that we can change our minds (literally) and have more power and control over our brain and thoughts than we realize. Thank you for challenging us to be more intentional about controlling our mindsets and that we all can achieve suc ...more
Ali Turner
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I became a fan of Caroline Leaf when I was in Iraq in 2007. Her work is cogent, practical, well-researched and accessible. It also has caused my level of hope to rise significantly, and I am grateful to be able to commend her systems to anyone who wants to become their best self or walk in their purpose. I would have loved to have had Think, Learn, Succeed to help me when I was in the classroom, and am looking forward to applying it to my own life, as well as offering it to those who are interes ...more
Amy Langmaack
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, reviewed
I found Think, Learn, Succeed fascinating. The science was presented in ways I understood. And I could see how the tools Dr. Leaf presents in the book can be effective when used over time. Dr. Leaf presents the idea that we can choose a mindset that extends our abilities, and because we have chosen to move beyond the normal limits we place on ourselves, our lives actually become more fulfilled.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've followed Dr. Leaf for years and can't say enough about her other books and the impact they've had on my life. But this one... wow... spoken in a way that is easy to understand and yet mind blowing! I am going to buy copies for my family and friends. And yes, in just 3 short days, I'm already feeling more hopeful, loving and just so happy to have her methods in my life to help me through bad days.
Love love love this!
Lovely Loveday
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Think, Learn, Succeed: Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life is a self-help book that is full of personal stories, tips, and tricks that are sure to help you change the way you think. A book that is informative and insightful that is sure to stay with you long after you finish reading. Dr. Leaf uses creative ways to help improve your thoughts and overall look on life.
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! Your words reveal your thoughts which determine your actions. Right thinking can change your life in every area. We each have a unique pattern of thought. There are mindsets that lead to successful living. There is also a process of learning that will lead being successful academically and gaining wisdom no matter your age. In this book you will learn practical ways to experience success in any area of life.
Sandra Charlton
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am half way through this book and it already has had an impact on me. She is bringing me to a belief level that my life can be improved by understanding my unique thinking cycle. Further she describes how our brains have the power to change our mindsets and in doing so, we have the ability to create the most positive and powerful mindsets for a successful life. Excited to see what else she has in store, but had to get the word out regarding another winner by Dr. Caroline Leaf.
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of Dr leaf’s best books up to date if not the best backed up by scientifical research of the brain it gives a description of certain mindsets one should develop, and also includes her 5 step switch on your brain learning process which is groundbreaking all by itself. I personally also own her 5 step switch on your brain learning process curriculum which includes the booklet and DVDs and it has revolutionized my learning to new levels it has changed my life, I highly recommend it.
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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology specializing in Neuropsychology. Since the early 1980‘s she has studied and researched the Mind-Brain connection. During her years in clinical practice as a Communication Pathologist she developed tools and processes that help people develop and change their thinking and subsequent behavior. Her scientific Scienc ...more