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Engin

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  • Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Roy Baumeister, John Tierney
    • Narrated By Denis O'Hare
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For years, our concept of the self and well-being has been dominated by the notion of self-esteem, while the old fashioned value of willpower has been disparaged by psychologists who argued that we’re largely driven by unconscious forces beyond our control. In Willpower Baumeister and Tierney turn this misinformation on its head to reveal self-control as arguably the single most powerful indicator of success. Baumeister discovered that willpower actually has a physical basis to it....

    Arken says: "Self-help without the hooey"
    "changed my life"
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    If you could sum up Willpower in three words, what would they be?

    scientific; practical


    What did you like best about this story?

    the fact that the authors take time to explain the fundamentals of psychology and physiology of willpower.


    Any additional comments?

    I like scientific books. I particularly enjoy books that provide research based insights into problems. I am not a fan of conclusions drawn from a single person's experiences (there are many books out there like that). So, I really enjoyed this book. If you are looking for a bulleted list kind of thing to strengthen your willpower, you will have to wait until the end. But, then you should understand that the book is really about understanding why we as human beings use our willpowers as we use them. I used the scientific facts and insights in this book to craft a strategy for changing many bad habits that I had and I succeeded.

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