Kelly McGonigal covers some of the same information I have read in other books on the brain, but her focus on willpower is practical and I found it useful.
I found the narration fine, but I do not understand why a man is reading a book written by a woman. This sort of thing should be relegated to medieval theater. I find it distracting.
I've listened to MANY of these self-help titles but this book stands out for all the right reasons. It plays to both those who are interested in the subject and those trying to change their lives. I have now listened to this book 3 times. Deserves to be VERY successful!!
Yes, I went about the hard back after a few listens as I really wanted to take it all in.
He is in my opinion the best of all the narrators I have heard at Audible.
This book literally changed my life and got me back on track. Plus it was a fun listen with a good mix of examples and real life stories. I still listen to it every now and then for additional tips that I forget.
Yes, it is filled with a lot of helpful ideas and to get it to truly sink in it is good to listen several time.
Definitely made me reflect on my own experiences and what outside influences are affecting me.
Out of many self-improvement books out there, this is one of the most well presented, with lots of fascinating research and clear action guidelines.
Dr. Kelly McGonigal is doing a superb job and Walter Dixon delivers it perfectly. I could not believe one can express quotation marks and other text format features by voice so clearly.
Willpower can depleted, but can also be trained (5 min. of meditation, or even a little exercise inspires people to study more and watch less TV:-)
Already re-listening it, and plan to re-listen till I memorize it:-)
I've never been good at willpower. But this book offers some science behind it and excellent tips for enhancing "willpower". Since my listen I have been procrastinating less and am more deliberate in my actions. This is one I will listen to again and again for two reasons:
1. It is the kind of book you will here new details with every listen
2. this is material that bears a refresher every once in a while.
Yes, even just picking a chapter at random is fun, and a good way to get something new from a 2nd listening. Good resource.
Balanced servings of research-based findings on willpower, anecdotes, and suggestions for practice and mindfulness.
Nice presentation - well modulated and conversational reader.
no; better digested gradually.
You can't help but get some really helpful ideas plus more than a few "aha" moments regarding human behavior.
This is a solid book and fits into my "worthwhile listens" section
Um....the author? It's non-fiction, so no real characters.
Convenience of listening while I commute
Good willpower hunting
This is another good "brain" book that provides insight into why we do the things we do. It's nice to think of having understanding that can help you improve
I am not sure if the audio version is better, but for either version a reader/listener needs to be ready to put a lot of bookmarks!
It is hard to pinpoint a specific moment in the book because each chapter has aha! moments throughout. It really felt like the book was tailored to me, and I am pretty sure many people will feel the same way because it is a book about human behavior and what stops us from what we want to do.
I have two favorite pieces of information. The first one is to learn to forgive ourselves from falling off the wagon; it could be cheating on a diet, falling behind on a goal, or simply ignoring the alarm clock knowing that we have to go to work. The second is the "What the hell effect." I will let readers discover this second one, and when you hear it, your jaw will drop from its truth and from the fact that you have likely experienced the effect.
Human behavior at its core.
If you have a goal or you want to increase your productivity, lose those five pounds, finish that project or simply want a way to improve your life, this is the book for you. It doesn't feel like a self-help book, but it is one! the information is fascinating, and you will feel smarter after its first chapter.