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Publisher's Summary

If you want to make positive changes in your life and achieve your long-term goals, I can't think of a better way to do it than to learn how to become more self-disciplined.

Science has figured out a lot of interesting aspects of self-discipline and willpower, but most of this knowledge is buried deep inside long, boring scientific papers. If you'd like to benefit from these studies without actually reading them, this audiobook is for you. I've done the job for you and researched the most useful and viable scientific findings that will help you improve your self-discipline.

Here are just a few of things you will learn from this audiobook:

  1. What a bank robber with lemon juice on his face can teach you about self-control. This story will make you laugh out loud, but its implications will make you think twice about your ability to control your urges.
  2. How $50 chocolate bars can motivate you to keep going when faced with an overwhelming temptation to give in.
  3. Why President Obama wears only gray and blue suits, and what it has to do with self-control.
  4. Why the popular method of visualization can actually prevent you from reaching your goals and destroy your self-control (and what to do instead).
  5. What dopamine is and why it's crucial to understand its role if you want to break your bad habits and form good ones.
  6. Five practical ways to train yourself in self-discipline. Discover some of the most important techniques to increase your self-control and become better at resisting instant gratification.
  7. Why and when indulging yourself can actually help you build your self-discipline. Yes, you can stuff yourself (from time to time) and still lose weight.
  8. You too can master the art of self-discipline and learn how to resist temptations. Your long-term goals are worth it. Scroll up to buy the audiobook now.
©2015 Martin Meadows (P)2015 Martin Meadows

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Short and... semi-sweet

I liked that it was short, but in its shortness it felt heavily focused on weight loss and dieting goals, little on anything else. If the reader is solely looking for reinforcing weight loss goals (not my core concern), then this book is good. For any other self discipline goals, maybe find another book.

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The narration way was lazy, without emotion in it

I struggled to finish it, sleepy somehow, no emotions on it. The information was important that's why I finished the book.

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Not worth a credit or any money.

Unless you are an absolute beginner in self awareness, I would certainly not invest in this book. You can get way more info for free by browsing websites on internet. The author can be arrogant and pretentious at times. Additionally, I have a hard time taking seriously people that resolve to extreme behaviors to get things out of life.

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16 hour fasting and icewater showers?

I am certain that the author is successful and that his message is well intended. However, he lost me at daily 16 hour fasting and icy cold showers. I just think that those extreme positions must be limited to a very small fraction of the worlds population. BMac.

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Uncomfortable

His words sound very judgmental and rude subliminally. I do not like this at all.

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it was okay.

it was okay, I might listen ro it again. It was not exactly what I was looking for.

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Summary for Building Good Habits

The book is a summary of key points for building good habits and self-discipline. There are a lot of examples of eating healthy and losing weight as a lot of people can relate to that. Some tips are obvious, like replace candies with fruits or don't go shopping when you're hungry. There are also suggestions for small changes, like meditate for a minute or exercise for five minutes and build on that over time. The hardest part is getting started. If you can make it a habit to do something good, however small, it will get the momentum rolling to do more over time.

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Great read!

Awesome book, really helpful! It made me realize that I'm not the only one that goes through life struggles. This book is really goin to help me get to my long term goals....It has already changed my life, has me goin for a walk @7am juss to get my day stared and I feel great!!

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Shot, to the point and effective

The book was worth the time. I like Mr. Meadows direct and easy approach. I will listen to more of Mr. Meadows books.

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great book

this book is filled with good advice and motivating ideas. I recommend this book to anyone looking to improve themselves.

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  • Silga
  • 05-26-16

Loved this! Loads of great tips! Recommended!

Loved the book. Can't wait to apply his wisdom to my everyday routine and change my life! Thanks!

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  • Mindfulmonk
  • 11-21-16

A Good Overview

A Good Overview with helpful pointers for improving & maintaining your self discipline, Nice One

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  • Berron Parker
  • 01-31-18

More Weight Loss Book

Any additional comments?

This book seems to primarily serve as a practical guide to gain motivation/habits to lose weight, as 90% of examples relate to weight loss. You can interpret the weight loss examples, and there are some good points, into developing self-discipline around other areas of your life. But, it really felt like the book was aimed at a different audience (those wanting to be fitter) rather than a generic one. A few good points. Easy enough to digest. However, would only recommend to those wanting to go the gym/eat better, but lack the motivation.

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  • Syed
  • 02-26-17

Does what it says on tin

What made the experience of listening to How to Build Self-Discipline the most enjoyable?

The author starts by how he ventured into this and then talks about the techniques that he uses... I have tried a few of these and they worked well for me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Build Self-Discipline?

Nil particular- I enjoyed the whole book however the memory comes from applying these techniques.. Reading alone wouldn't do...

Which character – as performed by John Gagnepain – was your favourite?

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  • Adam fairless
  • 12-18-16

Fantastic

Exactly what I was looking for, straight to the point checklist of do's and don'ts in a quick and easy to follow format. Highly recommended