Completed the audio book for the first time. Sure enough to go through few more times to grab different techniques and bring to daily routines. Fantastic job, keep up the good work. Planning to buy the physical version for my personal library. Thank you!
I loved this book. it relies on a wealth of scientific research and useful conclusions that can help you understand and observe your own desires and inner battles closely as if you are just an onlooker.
I'm going to read this book a second time so that I can let the lessons really sink in. I look forward to the potential for self improvement.
For years now I have struggled with the use of tobacco. With the help of this book I was actually able to break that cycle before I even finish the book. It gives you a new way to think of things that one might call habits. Whether it's food shopping or consumables such as tobacco or alcohol this book teaches you to recognize the signs and to help you build the inner strength to make decision ultimately want to make.
No. I could have gotten as much actual information from a much shorter piece.
I don't like the self-help genre with its anecdotes about patients/students, and suggested activities. I had heard that this book was more of a piece of science writing so I was disappointed to find that while it contains references to studies, it is definitely not science writing.
Along the self-help genre complaint, I felt that he was speaking down to me the way he inflected many sentences. Probably just the writing though. His voice was pleasant.
No, but I would like to see a re-framing of the book to be a piece of science writing. I like to learn about scientists and how they have discovered things, studied them, and come up with theories.
It gives a good impression of what willpower is and how to avoid procrastination.
Overall I found it boring and did not learn too much. Note I have been reading similar books, articles so it could be I'm to negative.
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If you like self help books; you will love this one.
Just the right amount of science to keep you wanting to listen more; and not overwhelmed by the medical jargon. Dr. McGonigal argues that it is okay to have cravings and you do not have to fight them, instead, embrace them.
It is true that this book doesn't provide you with a step-by-step program; so I urge you to listen to (Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results) by Stephen Guise, a really good follow up.
This was a wonderful book to listen to. For me, I enjoyed understanding the science behind the willpower, habit, and decision making process. I highly recommend this book to everyone who may want to understand themselves a bit better.
A step by step way to take back your life with practical tools to find success. Check out her Ted Talk on Stress.