Willpower

Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
Author: Roy F. Baumeister,John Tierney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101543779
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it. Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.

The Skinny on Willpower

How to Develop Self-discipline
Author: Jim Randel
Publisher: RAND Media Co
ISBN: 0981893538
Category: Self-Help
Page: 233
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The Skinny on Willpower is a review and analysis of the subject of self-discipline ... the only separation between mediocrity and excellence in one's pursuit.

SELF DISCIPLINE Learn Willpower, Mental Toughness And Self-Control To Resist Temptation And Achieve Your Goals While Beating Procrastination. Everyday Habits You Need To Build The Success You Want.


Author: Alex Garry
Publisher: Alex Garry
ISBN: 1386120499
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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You're tired of living from hand to mouth? You can reverse the trend with self discipline, if failure is not an option. Think of self-disciple as a form of sacrifice, denying self life's pleasures for a moment to gain better future return on investment on your time. You use the alarm clock for the occasional sleep over. But you could do without it. It gets complicated to control thoughts. You have conditioned the body to wake up at day break. Knowing self discipline is a good starting point. Better yet, understanding how self discipline shapes the foundation of success. Self discipline is the ability to control, and manage your feelings, actions and behaviors in order to channel them into productive use. The reason self discipline is elusive is because it deals in abstracts. This book shows you, • How Self-Image Influences Self Discipline. • How Procrastination Holds You Back from Achieving Self Discipline. • How Self-Discipline Shapes the Foundation of Success in Life. • How to Set Achievable Self Discipline Goals. • How to Hack into Self Discipline. • How Self Discipline Determines Outcome. In the world of acronyms, SCALE illustrates how self discipline works. SCALE in self discipline context stands for • Situation Analysis • Coping Ability • Acquired Habits • Lid of Limitation • Expected Desired Outcome Your desire to master self discipline hangs in the balance of meaning of the acronym SCALE. This is the area of possibility. The smell of failure stinks. The environment is reeking in the stench of undesired outcome of events and activities. And it is not for lack of resources, but self discipline. Self-discipline, the ability to do what is right for you, family, in business and all areas of self improvement is a priceless gift. Are you ready for more? Buy this book right NOW and start your journey towards self discipline and a life of greater freedom.

The Marshmallow Test

Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success
Author: Walter Mischel
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316230865
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life? The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.

Optimizing the Self

Social representations of self-help
Author: Ole Jacob Madsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437772
Category: Psychology
Page: 188
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This book provides an analysis of the social representations of leading self-help genres, including neurolinguistic programming, cognitive self-help therapy, mindfulness, self-management, self-esteem, self-leadership and self-control. Exploring the globalised therapeutic culture of today, the book argues that psychology as ‘science’ is often abandoned to aid the individual pursuit for self-realization and self-optimization. Opposing the view that self-help culture is external to psychology, Madsen argues that it is firmly embedded within psychology, playing an important role in people’s lives. Each chapter traces and critically interprets a range of self-help philosophies and techniques, examining the claims of self-help literature to represent the most innovative psychological, medical or neurobiological research. Discussing each genre in turn, chapters examine key research alongside self-help literature to explore the effectiveness and impact of leading self-help genres in various social contexts and environments. The book offers a contemporary critical overview of issues concerning self-help, combining critical psychology with the theory of social representation to provide a broad perspective on self-help as a valid psychology. Optimizing the Self will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of social representation, critical and cultural psychology and theory, clinical psychology, and the sociology of culture and science. The book will also be of use to critical and cultural psychologists and theorists, as well as clinical psychologists.

The Willpower Instinct

How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101553731
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Beyond Willpower

The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness
Author: Alexander Loyd, PhD., ND
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 1101902825
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and activating the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure. In Beyond Willpower, bestselling author and psychological counselor Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, reveals a unique, highly effective program to help you finally achieve the life you want and the success you deserve. Science has proven that stress, or internal fear, is the primary source of virtually any problem we encounter– physical, spiritual, emotional, and even circumstantial. New research has shown that fear is literally programmed into us at the cellular level, which is why most of us are unable to turn off our stress response by willpower alone. For the first time, this book teaches you how to change your cellular programming from fear to love, triggering a natural chemical chain reaction that fuels you for your best success. Rooted in science, ancient wisdom, and proven therapeutic techniques to remove personal obstacles that sabotage us, Beyond Willpower offers a revolutionary 40-day holistic program based on more than 25 years of clinical experience. With this program you will identify and clarify what fundamentally defines success for you. Then you’ll receive the three simple tools you need to internally shift from fear to love physically (using the Energy Medicine tool), mentally (using the Reprogramming Statements tool), and spiritually (using the Heart Screen tool). You'll also have free access to the unprecedented "Success Issues Finder" test, which accurately diagnoses your unconscious and subconscious issues related to success and failure, happiness and unhappiness. No matter how you define success – as wealth, career satisfaction, healing of health issues, or resolution of relationship problems –Beyond Willpower will help you achieve it once and for all, quickly and for the long term. From the Hardcover edition.

PATHWAY TO SUCCESS


Author: Adeola Babatunde
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326013793
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 50
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Turn your challenge to a catalyst for positive change. Become consciously aware of what you want for yourself and change the focus of those thoughts to what you desire to create for your Life. If that is what you long to achieve, then this is the book for you.

Emotional Success

The Motivational Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride
Author: David DeSteno
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509807152
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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“EMOTIONAL SUCCESS is as inspiring as it is practical. DeSteno shows us how to [...] improve our lives – and the world.” – Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution “If you think the key to self-control is overriding your emotions, think again. Moral emotions can strengthen your willpower – and this fascinating book uses the latest social science to explain how.” – Adam Grant, author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg Gratitude, Compassion and pride - not willpower - hold the secret to achieving your goals. Using cutting-edge research, world-leading psychologist David DeSteno shows you how positive emotions are far more powerful than willpower and self-denial in achieving your goals. Willpower is quickly depleted, but our prosocial emotions become stronger the more we use them. Even better, they’re contagious. · Cultivating gratitude, compassion, and pride leads to better cardiovascular health, immune function and sleep · Students who feel proud of their work will work 40% harder and longer than others · Empathy and compassion are the best predictors of team success Our prosocial emotions evolved specifically to help us resist immediate temptations in favour of long-term gains. But they can also be adapted to strengthen our bonds with our own future selves – who will benefit most from the grit we need to succeed in life.

Self-Discipline

Habits and Exercises to Develop Discipline and a Willpower That Will Make You More Successful
Author: Harvey Segler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523415700
Category:
Page: 122
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