Readers of self-help books are given the same keys to change time and again: positive thinking, making a resolution, or simply wishing for happiness. This book is for those who realize that none of this is going to help—you simply don't get things in life just by wishing for them. The author is a psychologist who investigates ways of making change stick, and here he offers the most up-to-date thinking on the skills, beliefs, and methods that will help you to change your life. Rooted in evidence-based research and based on proven strategies and treatments, he offers a new perspective and new techniques to enable readers to transform their lives, or simply work out what's stopping them from achieving goals. This book can help readers lose weight, feel more positive, give up a bad habit, get ahead at work, or tackle any sort of self-improvement. Whatever the goal, readers will be able to tackle change with confidence.