365 Days With Self-Discipline

365 Life-Altering Thoughts on Self-Control, Mental Resilience, and Success
Narrated by: John Gagnepain
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
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How to build self-discipline and become more successful (365 powerful thoughts from the world's brightest minds).

If there's one thing that self-discipline is not, it's instant. It takes months (if not years) to develop powerful self-control that will protect you from impulsive decisions, laziness, procrastination, and inaction.

You need to exhibit self-discipline 365 days in a year. What if you had a companion who would remind you daily to stay disciplined and persevere, even when the going gets tough?

365 Days With Self-Discipline is a practical guidebook for embracing self-discipline in your life. You'll learn how to do this through 365 brief, daily insights from the world's brightest minds, commented upon by best-selling personal development author Martin Meadows.

Here are just some of the things you'll learn:

  • How to overcome procrastination based on the remark made by one of the most renowned Renaissance men
  • How to overcome a fear of failure (a technique recommended by a successful entrepreneur and musician)
  • How to improve your productivity by implementing the advice from one of the most successful detective fiction writers
  • How a trick used by screenwriters can help you figure out the first step needed to get closer to your goals
  • How to maintain self-discipline in the long term by paying attention to what a best-selling nonfiction author calls necessary to survive and thrive
  • How your most common thoughts sabotage your efforts (and other insights from one of the most respected Roman Stoics)
  • How to overcome temporary discouragement, as suggested by a well-known public speaker and author

If you're ready to change your life and embrace self-discipline - not only for the next 365 days, but for the rest of your life - get this audiobook now, and together, let's work on your success!

©2017 Martin Meadows (P)2018 Meadows Publishing

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Great audiobook/ possibly better than the kindle

I enjoy the kindle version of this book and was excited to see the audiobook version come out as well (the kindle version has been out for several weeks). While I usually buy either the audio or the kindle version of a book, this is one of the exceptions where it might make sense to own both. I like to read 'a thought a day' books on various topics, but I generally start a bunch of them, and only keep up with a very few. I like the audiobook as it allows me to quickly listen to today's thought while I'm driving into work. I like having the kindle version as well, as there have been a few times where I wanted to highlight something, and while you can do that in the audiobook, I never find those bookmarks useful, whereas I reference the kindle ones often. All in all, a great book. It's pretty straightforward, if you are looking for a 'thought a day' type of book, and are interested in the topic of self-discipline, this is a great choice.

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Excellent

As with all audio books this is not a one time listen, to use the resources within you must be willing to listen multiple times and always refer back to specific areas of the book that benefit you the most, I found the tools here to be significant

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Can't Say Enough Good Things About This Book!

I have dozens of audio books & I would say this is one of my top 5 favorites. I enjoy going back to a book & being able to replay & get high value. This book is a once a year must. No matter where u start it's a great listen from beginning to end. It's not a "story", it's a compilation of "life hacks" to live life on a "higher" level if not more efficient level .The advice is not only practical, it's spot on & can apply to anyone. Highly recommend.

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Many different ideas for self discipline

Everyone knows that self discipline and self control plays a key role in whatever you want to achieve in your life. If you want to learn more about different aspects of self discipline, how to attain and maintain it, you should read this book.

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Boring and useless

This just isn’t what it claims to be. You might as well find a bunch of self help quotes and read them to yourself daily.

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Martin Meadows addresses topic from every angle.

Not every thing will apply to everyone and the author. knows this and encourages everyone to apply what applies to them.

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365 Days With Self-Discipline

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Exactly what I've come to expect from Martin Meadows. I really appreciate his style and though it was odd to listen to so many days of content at once, I wasn't bothered by it. I think it's best taken one at a time, though.

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Another excellent book by Martin Meadows

I really enjoyed the audio book. 365 Days With Self-Discipline is a book to listen or read one chapter a day. And worth re-listening to each year. Lessons to revisit each year as they are timeless. Self-discipline is something we can always strive to improve and this book is a tool in your box you should keep and listen to. It's worth turning on in the car on the way to work for inspiration and ideas. Another excellent book by Martin Meadows!
I recieved a free copy in exchange for my honest review. However, please know that I own nearly all of his Audible books due to I've purchased the others and was NOT given a free copy of those. His stuff is that good! You will not be disappointed!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-19-18

Wish I'd had the self discipline not to get this

Just a series of poorly written homespun, obvious, cliches. I was looking forward to this for long car journeys and the like. Should've known better.

The last straw was day was week 10, 64. I was getting ready to congratulate myself on having the discipline to resist my better judgement for so long when he quoted Ben Carson, yes that Ben Carson. Some nonsense about describing challenges in life as hurdles rather than obstacles, because, you know, obstacles are hard to get past, while hurdles, well, aren't or something.

My self help tip, save yourself the cash or credit, and go and ask the nearest grown-up you like and respect. You might not get great wisdom, or searing intellect, but neither will you be patronised or conned by meaningless rubbish.

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  • R I Lewis
  • 04-02-19

Appalling: a self help book read by a robot

An emotionless, monotonous reading by an electronic reading machine makes this the least engaging book I've ever come across. Maybe my car's flakey CPU will get more benefit? Just don't bother... The content may be excellent, but you just won't care - sorry, Martin, you should have more pride in your work.

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  • christopher g.
  • 05-26-20

very boring

Give yourself five stars for self discipline if you do manage to get through all of this tedious tome of regurgitated anecdotes

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  • a customer
  • 03-20-20

Does not work as an audiobook.

Listened on the official Audible App on my android phone. The most important and incredibly irritating thing is that it is not split into 365 little sections. For example, chapter 2 covers not day 2, or week 2 or even month 2, it just covers a chunk of the book. I was hoping to press play in the morning and listen to one day's tip, then be able to stop it easily and save the next day's entry for the day after. Unfortunately, unless you stand there over your phone poised ready to press pause, this is impossible. I was thinking that if they had done them as 365 chapters and you went over by a few seconds into the next chapter, you could press the usual button to take you back to the start of that chapter, but no. Your only option is to use the button that takes you back 30 seconds, or 60 seconds etc. Which then means you have to listen to half of the last day's entry again before getting to the day you want. It just doesn't work in this format. Probably better as a physical book that you can leave next to your bed and just read a page/day when you wake up in the morning. And content-wise it is very much the same as all his other books. There is nothing new to be learned here if you have already read "Grit, how to keep going" or any of his other books about self discipline. Having read a couple of his books cover to cover, I thought this would be a good way to top up/keep fresh some of the useful tips I read previously. Unfortunately I gave up after 20 days of entry. It didn't help that the person narrating had a boring monotone delivery either.

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  • Phil Barrett
  • 01-04-20

Brilliant book.

Many self improvement books tend to preach.. This is the first one I've read that doesnt..
Easy to listen to, because each day is effectively a chapter/ segment, you can EASILY dip in and out of it. Loved the way that each has a quote, an idea and some theory, and like a menu you simply pick and try what works for you. Top book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-20-19

Good messages, terrible narrator

Really hard to continue listening to this narrator, such a boring, sleepy and unenthusiastic voice

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  • Maria C.
  • 10-17-19

looking forward to reading the today chapter

I love the format, each day a little dosis of self discipline. The fact of reading each day is a little exercise.

the content is really good and shows a thoughtful autor.

great choice if you don't have time.

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  • Gilda W.
  • 08-26-19

Awesome.

No dislikes excellent listening such good illustrations I like his voice but most of all his wisdom , king Solomon was the wisest man of his time but Martin meadows is his line , not completely finished as yet but already I’ve put some things int practice, I’m particularly blind so I grateful to you

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  • ROBERT
  • 07-05-19

Don’t expect to agree with everything…

… Martin Meadows writes in his book but that does not make it any less valuable. Actually, this is one of the assets of his books. He makes you question common ways of thinking and behavior.
A lot of interesting gems inside, a lot of advice worth giving a try. I am certainly glad that Martin asked me to listen to his book with a request for an honest review and I am quite sure to come back to it in the future.

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  • Kathryn De Jesus
  • 03-22-18

That was painful!

Sorry, but there is no profound content here. 365 bits of borrowed advice from existing & some outdated philosophies. Basic concepts like ‘delay gratification’, ‘exercise your will power muscle’. Some of it is arguably bad advice; ‘live your life the hard way’, ‘give up certain pleasures’, ‘torture yourself with cold showers to toughen up’. This type of self discipline is not sustainable nor enjoyable. The content is painfully repetitive & at times contradictory. The narrator was equally painful & sounds like a scripted news reporter. Written by a male, left brain dominant, linear thinking author. May suit similar minded readers who resonate with this type of combat style self-discipline boot camp, but not for people who are more creative & lateral thinking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-25-18

One of the best

This was great to listen to. Straight to the point without stretching out info which can be boring.
Simple and understanding points about self discipline. Any one trying to make a change with their lifestyle I believe this will help if applied. The narrator done a great job as well