Thoroughly researched and well presented. I learnt a lot about how our minds work for or against us. A must read for anyone curious as to how we make every day decisions and how even the smallest of choices can affect our long term goals.
I suppose that if we all took the time to actually think about these things, it might seem.... almost obvious. However, we don't.. but we should. And that is what happens here. An excellent read, to be sure.
I like to read anything that improves the mind and anything to do with fitness. My goal is to holistically listen to all interrelated audio books.
So far this is one book that I can say is most impactful out all the other books I've read about self-development.
If you are having trouble, just acknowledge the trouble and tell yourself it's ok.
I like the study of the kids carrying bags of hershey's kisses to school and was told not to eat it. Techniques that were given to the kids were easy but amazing.
So practical, you can use it after seeing it.
Executive coach, business and leadership development consultant, serial entrepreneur, mom, wife, and athlete.
I've now listened to The Willpower Instinct multiple times - and will again. I have to honestly say I was not expecting it to be anything special. But it is! Every theory is supported by rich and credible research studies, stories of practical application, and real-life case studies. I highly recommend it!
The reasoning made sense and there were enough real life examples to easily relate to my situation
Would have preferred a female narrator as I knew it was written by a woman
It is a very good book.
No. But it was a very good performance.
Very interesting insights on willpower.
This was the first book I have read about willpower, but I'm glad I did. I understand so much more why I give in when tempted by food or entertainment, instead of eating healthy or do something useful.
Just reading this book raised my self-awareness, and I already do more sports, eat less junk food and spend less time watching TV or playing computer games. I will read it again so I can build the technics into my daily practices.
Kelly McGonigal covers some of the same information I have read in other books on the brain, but her focus on willpower is practical and I found it useful.
I found the narration fine, but I do not understand why a man is reading a book written by a woman. This sort of thing should be relegated to medieval theater. I find it distracting.
I've listened to MANY of these self-help titles but this book stands out for all the right reasons. It plays to both those who are interested in the subject and those trying to change their lives. I have now listened to this book 3 times. Deserves to be VERY successful!!