Yes. This stuff has been well researched and makes good common sense.
The Happiness Hypothesis
The material stays fresh.
I had low expectations going in and was really very impressed.
My personal will power instincts have improved considerably since reading this book. Once you learn how your mind handles will power failures, you can play around it to not fall into the trap of losing power. The best thing I got out of this book is how to delay instant gratification to enjoy better satisfaction. It is all about teaching your mind to think about your future self and your future self will thank you so much for that.
Great for people who want more rigor in their efforts to understand themselves and their willpower. The various counter-intuitive findings are the most important parts.
Yes. Good books on how to beat your procrastinating brain.
Emotional Intelligence, Stumbling on Happiness, Your Brain at Work
Many good points to consider and to share with family and friends. It is a topic we all wonder about and this book spells it out clearly and without a lot of judgmental language.
I picked this up because we can all use more willpower. Everyone has a weakness...or many. I did not expect the scope of the subject to extend into society, economy, biology and history as well. Not only did I get great advice and endless, researched documented examples but it gave me psychological clues into other projects I am working on...like helping a school population eat better or WHY there is an obesity epidemic...
While the narrator is more listenable on the second go-round (yes, this book deserves multiple listens) the tone and inflections of the narrator's voice was a difficult match with the material. It was soft and soothing but tedious...perhaps the reason is that the author is a female (I think) and the delivery is male. It does have a sense of humor about it that is refreshing. All in all, this is a valuable excursion that you will grow from. I have recommended it to many people.
The examples and studies.
The Female Brain and The Male Brain
It wowed me many times. I did not have extreme reactions, but it made me think more about myself, very inspiring.
I wish I had this book 20 years ago. Great insights and very practical and useful information. It applies to all of us and is a must have. I listed to it twice and also bought the hard copy for review. It is THAT good.
I found the Willpower Instinct to be a practical, friendly overview of the scientific evidence around will power. Interesting and informative data presented in an accessible form.
No, he reads very well.
You can do it
Yes. Good science, easy to understand, extremely applicable, very pleasurable listen.
I found the chapter that that deals with the concept of "Don't believe evertyhing you think" very relevant to me.
I've enjoyed listening to this audio book. Learned interesting things about the brain. One of the a-ha moments was how to acquire more self control with simple daily meditation. I've tried to put a few techniques into use and can see a positive difference.
Highly recommended book.