Loved this book and what I learned from it, truly spoke to challenges I've faced and offered clear and easy solutions. I always thought willpower was a talent someone had or didn't; though I wish I learned this all earlier, I'm excited to develop this skill and outlook. Narrator was also great, easy to listen to and kept it interesting. Though the material speaks for itself.
This was a very informative book I will need to read listen to it to be able to apply some of the practical applications. But I do think everyone needs to listen to this book to understand our willpower.
Way better content than I thought. Was worried it was mainly going to be some self-help stuff, which I enjoy, but this was much better. It had great studies to back up the content, and exercises to apply it to your daily life. Well read also.
Yes. Practical information we all could use
The delivery and flow of information
Yes - but better to break it up into chapters to consider each topic
I would definitely recommend this book to all my friends and listen to it again probably in the next three or six months. I also bought a Kindle version to read individual topics whenever needed. This book is a practical course to train your thoughts and guides you to a path, which is very helpful in improving your Will Power, your choices and eventually your life.
Walter Dixon's narration is excellent. He goes along with expressions as the author intended and explained in this book.
No laughs and cries, though one real good discovery !!
Have your tried getting rid of some thought which keeps you bothering or traumatizing for days, weeks, months or years. Here you can learn and practice how to control the racing or disturbing thoughts and patterns, and gracefully be in charge of your mind by choosing your wants and wont's.
As the author also tells, that the book should be to listened or read by practically trying things. I would NOT recommend finishing this book in one shot or over the weekend. Give it some time and think about each topic by mapping it with yourself and your thoughts.
Great examples, lots to think about, and useful knowledge, even though it doesn't feel as scientific as other "self improvement" books. I have a feeling it didn't need to be as long as it is, the points are pretty clear and thus seem over elaborated. Narration was great by the way.
David Rocks NLP, I guess they both cover how you make connections which lead to the decisions you make
Can recall exactly
No, as you want to absorb some of what you have read
Great book, hope she writes another
Hard to know whether it was the book, or just the clumsy narration, but I found the 'folksy' style way too much. The narrator really goes overboard with his inflection, which for me made it hard to concentrate on the content (also written in an ultra casual voice).
I love to oil paint, have an interest in computer networks, and I may have written a time or two.
It annoys the hell out of me when some IDIOT will give a great audiobook like this less than 4-stars. If you can't understand humor in life and believe that science should be stiff, spoken in an language which very few can understand then, give yourself 2-stars instead and let the book stand on it's own greatness. The unbiased truth is, you get full delivery on the promise of the book's summary. What it says is what you get.
Mastery by Robert Greene is a great companion to this book. Out of Our Minds, the study of western education's failure is another, darker cousin. The last book I would compare to this book, and in fact would say is opposite is "The Secret". This is doable, serious stuff, not play-play voodoo wannabe garbage.
I thoroughly enjoyed the lack of an accent. It was fun at first, to hear audiobooks done in Australian, Irish, Scotch, South African but, after a while, it does get annoying. I mean to say, when the topic is relevant to a culture, please, by all means but, this was a good ole American-Irish author being read by a good ole American-Irish narrator. He's awesome!
I didn't have so much of a reaction as a call to action. That's what I wanted--A call to action.
Excellent book. Makes me look forward to get Dementia so I can read it, forget I read it and experience it again.
Insightful, Delightful, Helpful
I really enjoyed the strategies that the author suggests, and the reminders that not every strategy works for every willpower challenge.
There are no characters, but his voice and inflection as the narrator were perfectly paced and clear. He is my favorite Audible narrator.
Better- it made me think. And it gave me tools to implement necessary changes in my life.
This book is on par with "The Power of Habit" in content, and I enjoyed the narrator immensely. I would highly suggest this book to anyone that is looking to improve their personal willpower. I am a high school math teacher and I am imparting many of the ideas, tools, and strategies to my students to increase their own willpower (to study)...