I found this book enormously helpful. Understanding the single pool of willpower, how it can be depleted and the widespread impact of that depletion on daily life helped elevate guilt and self-recrimination. Having tools and strategies driven from research was inordinately helpful for those of us, previously very successful with willpower, who have found ourselves struggling in light of increased distraction. I am already applying new tools and have identified a couple friends who would benefit from the information here.
Captivating and fascinating! This, along with The Soulmate Experience, rates among my top 2 all time favorite self-development books! It provide perspective and language applicable to everyday life.
This book gives great insight into human behavior and the biological influences that govern our behaviors, good or bad. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to develop a deeper understanding of the human condition and personal growth! I would also invite you to pair this book with "the power of habit, why we do what we do in life and business." Unleash the combo breakers to life!👊
Behind many of the books I've read in similar genre. The chapters are thorough, often to a fault. There are many fascinating research points, but they come at you in such a rapid pace that it is hard to digest them all. Instead, they simply come across as repetitive and tiresome.
Practical advice and studies on how to increase willpower/discipline
Easy to understand and clear.
I almost did- it took two sittings but it was very interesting information so I just kept going
Very well written book, with great historical people and information used. There was lots of simplified scientific talk, so that the average Joe could understand ...but not so dumbed down that it was boring. There were many interesting characters used, from missionaries to David Blaine, and enough humor to keep me entertained. I have listened to this book twice and it has opened my eyes to understand why we do some of the silly things we do...especially if we are hungry ...or as we say in my house "hangry". Definitely recommend this book, it will help anyone understand Willpower and how to strengthen it.
the fact that the authors take time to explain the fundamentals of psychology and physiology of willpower.
I like scientific books. I particularly enjoy books that provide research based insights into problems. I am not a fan of conclusions drawn from a single person's experiences (there are many books out there like that). So, I really enjoyed this book. If you are looking for a bulleted list kind of thing to strengthen your willpower, you will have to wait until the end. But, then you should understand that the book is really about understanding why we as human beings use our willpowers as we use them. I used the scientific facts and insights in this book to craft a strategy for changing many bad habits that I had and I succeeded.
I heard an interview with the authors on this book, and decided to seek it out. It is the kind of nonfiction book that was entertaining and educational, and I think could make a big difference in a lot of peoples’ lives. It is by no means a self-help book, but I think it could switch on a few light bulbs and help explain why many of us have problems with will power.
Most of the information given I had heard and used before. However, I benefited from listening. I listened to the audio book each morning as I got ready for my day. It motivated me and prepared me. It is important to me to understand that will power can be depleted and that there is much I can do to stay strong enough to make good choices.