Retired Professor, Author Dr. Ron Deigh Discusses Turning Pessimists into Opportunists: Choice Versus Fate

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New book highlights the advantage of choosing a positive attitude during challenges.

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We can learn from the decisions, advice and wisdom of others in order to become productive, successful and happy.

Illness, family problems and personal relationship issues all rank among some of the most stressful situations people face. The impacts of these experiences can influence mental health and future successes.

For Dr. Ron Deigh, the power to overcome these stressful life-changing events is in perception and attitude. Starting at a young age, Deigh experienced child abuse and abandonment and, later in life, failed marriages. Instead of carrying the negativity throughout his life, he chose positivity for progression.

“There are no mistakes, only experiences that have shaped my life,” Deigh said. “Perceived mistakes don’t have to impact the opportunity for success.”

In his new autobiography “You Can Be Lucky Like Me,” Deigh aims to help others achieve their goals and overcome personal obstacles by using his own past experiences transforming misfortunes into successes.

In addition to using his book as a way to assist others process their setbacks, Deigh used his background as an expert in public health to develop a childhood wellness program designed to prevent diseases in his community.

He illustrates that optimism, luck and determination can be used to persevere through life’s difficulties, whether emotional or physical.

“One must continuously move forward, to strive to succeed and prosper,” Deigh said. “We can learn from the decisions, advice and wisdom of others in order to become productive, successful and happy.”

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“You Can Be Lucky Like Me”
By Dr. Ron Deigh
ISBN: 978-1-5043-3269-9
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Balboa Press

About the Author
Dr. Ron Deigh is a retired community college professor, entrepreneur, and an avid writer. He has earned degrees from the University of California, Ohio State University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is currently a member of the Visalia Optimist Club and Optimist International and is working on his next book. Deigh resides in Visalia, California, with his wife.

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