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.
This books provides some obvious and not so obvious insights into will power. Its always interesting to find out WHY we do things. This book had some really cool experiments and examples as well as some actionable steps to take to improve your will power. Great book! check it out!
this a wonderful audio book....I love how the author uses the real life experiments and the quistion at the end of each character to bring the topic into perspective. ....
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Rather than another diet plan or another lesson on goal setting, this book takes you inside your own brain and you learn some of what goes on there! Replete with scientific studies and entertaining examples, I was never bored. Anyone with a brain will love this book!