I am a goldsmith & jewellery designer from South Africa and an avid reader of SF&F, science, psychology, philosophy and classics.
It could be just me, but I found a lot of the information conflicting. Perhaps I should give it another listen. I did learn a lot though, and I suppose in the end that is all that matters.
I'm not familiar with the print version.
The Power of Now
It's a process of understaning.
Has to be taken a chapter a week and maybe even listem twice to soak it in.
If you actually try these willpower challenges each week, you can definitely change yourself. Definitely recommend to anyone who is trying to change or just enjoys listening to how our minds work.
The book is well organized and presented in a way that is helpful towards thinking about will power differently. It offers several suggestions in each chapter allowing for people of a wide verity of backgrounds to find something they can use from each chapter.
Only book form Kelly McGonigal I have read or listened
This is not a character book so not really applicable
It would be a documentary kid of flim by the nature of the book. Tag line "got will power?" below it "Want more?" and below that "Get it!"
If your interested in how the mind works when you attempt to exercise will power in your life this book is for you. It does a great job with presenting concepts from a wide array of studies and experience that a person can easily add into their own life.
This book provided very useful information regarding the scientific studies of willpower and presented many beneficial techniques to improve willpower. It definitely deserves at least two listenings to get all the information and to find which techniques work best for an individual. The presentation was good although I'd like to have heard the original author as she presents well as evidenced by her Ted Talk presentations. Definitely recommended and will read/listen again.
This is one of very few books I find myself constantly recommending to people. It provides so many useful strategies to improve self-control.
What I really like is that all of these strategies were tested in the real world. Every strategy is explained in detail as to how to do it and why it works, and each is followed with a real world example.
The hardest part is pacing yourself. Each technique can significantly improve your will power and this can make it exciting to try them all; however, trying to do them all at once can be overwhelming and might make it harder to stick with.
This book manages to be fun at the same time that it is teaching you important lessons about life. I'll be sharing this one far and wide.