TITLE: Willpower - Why Self-Control is the Secret to Success
AUTHOR NAMES: Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
AUTHOR CREDENTIALS: Roy F. Baumeister is one of the world's most esteemed and influential social psychologists. He has published well over 500 scientific articles and more than 30 books. He is currently the Eppes Eminent Scholar and a professor of psychology at Florida State University.
John Tierney is a journalist and science writer. He is a contributing editor to City Journal and is contributing to the science section of the New York Times. He is also a public speaker in various television broadcasts. Tierney is author and co-author of several books.
The co-written book Willpower was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 20 languages.
GENRE: Personal Development
FORMAT: Paperback / 304 pages
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Ltd
FIRST PUBLIFICATION: September 2011
PRICE: $ 11-15 (the price may vary due to special price offers or other decisions made by the seller)
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SHORT SUMMARY: This book is about how to strengthen your willpower and gain your self-control. It is based on years of psychological research and includes lots of practical advice. Following this advice will be life-changing for you.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Private individuals and business people who want to take control of their life as well as for people who in general are interested in the human psychology.
MY PERSONAL RATING: (5 / 5)
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Summary of Content
In this day and age, there are distractions and temptations wherever you are. It is hard to resist checking the steady flood of emails and messages; it is hard to withstand the temptation of the sweet donut and cafe latte for that extra energy in the late afternoon; it is hard to resist the special offer on that shiny watch you saw the other day; it is so hard to pull oneself together and do that exercise program I promised myself on New Year’s Day.
Yet, the possess of willpower, and to be disciplined, are the key factors in becoming happy and successful in life and business. These factors decide how your career, health, and financial security will develop in the future. Discipline is more significant than money, background, looks or intelligence.
In this book, Roy Baumeister and John Tierney teach you how to gain self-control without pain, and how to strengthen your willpower. Years of psychological research and laboratory work proves that our brain is like a muscle - it is possible to train your brain and improve your willpower with practice. Further, it has been proved that self-control is affected by the eating and sleeping habits. If you are hungry or sleep deprived, this can result in making unwise and over-hasty decisions. So you better think twice when you decide what time to hold a meeting or buy a new car or house.
This book can be the life-changing impulse you have been looking for so long. It certainly has helped me to understand the power of Willpower and Discipline. It is filled with lots of practical advice and it has given me a deeper insight into how and why we humans react like we do. Knowledge is the first step to improvement. I can highly recommend this enlightening and interesting read.
We can improve our willpower, we can achieve what we desire if we work with discipline,
we can change our lives for the better!
Do you want to...
...lose weight sustainably?
...be really successful in what you love to do?
Read "Willpower", gain self-control and
become successful in life and business.
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