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Maximum Willpower: How to master the new science of self-control Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The only thing not so good about it is its title, it doesn't show just how full of help the contents are!
READ IT! Worth every penny!!
Edit: I bought the book on 21-Mar-12, and completed the first reading on 03-Jun-12. I intend to read it several more times. I could name at least five other books on the subject, most of which I didn't complete, none of which helped - and neither did keeping a diary for months. This one has helped - my willpower has increased substantially (admittedly from a low base). If you're a weak-willed person who wants stronger willpower, this book can work where all else has failed.
All of her recommendations are based on results from psychology experiments and there are some fascinating, and very counter-intuitive findings.
It's also very engagely and entertainingly written. Glad to give it five stars.
One thing: you might think (as I did) that the book is padding around what should be a pamphlet. It isn't. I've gone back to revise the first few chapters, and been surprised by how much deeper my understanding is second time and third time around.
I bought this on Kindle, but because you will need to refer back and forth I recommend the paperback.
Finally, this is a long haul: I accept that changing my life for the better can't be done in the few weeks this course takes. When I've finished it I'm going back to the beginning. This book won't change your life, but if you follow it, it will help you to.
This book makes a great companion book because it builds on this and presents many studies and theories about how our mind's work and lots of good techniques to try for particular problems. (I particularly liked the section about your future you - that we put off or indulge in things today because we imagine our future self will have more time, information, health, money etc and will be able to cope better with the consequences).
I got a lot of intriguing insights out of this book along with some tools to help think and behave more productively. It's well written, the material is accessible and eminently actionable.
Around a month ago, I painfully reflected on my whole life and admitted to myself that the upset and depression that I was now experiencing was all down to my severe lack of self-control.
I investigated ways to improve my self-control on google, and maximum willpower by Kelly McGonigal popped up in the search. I have read, tested and studied only a 3rd of the book so far, but I am very impressed. Every page was an awakening for me !
This book is based on science and is very reliably accurate, it has helped me enormously. I can see my life changing daily !
Before I started reading this book, I realised that " self-control is the measure of success " and this book is my way to evolve.
Thanks Kelly McGonigal
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought this was a decent book and I did learn many things that will help me keep a clear mind and not succumb to any bad habits. Read morePublished 8 months ago by a2reno
The author has a lovely writing style. As a coach I found this book incredibly informative and will refer to it again and again.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have read a lot of books on motivation and willpower, partly for personal interest and partly to help me do my job better. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jenny PT
gave me the will power to get round to completing this reviewPublished 14 months ago by Undermanager
A fairly good basic how-to guide on setting and achieving modest personal goals, based on evidence.
This is not a theoretical book giving a popular overview of the... Read more
Love this book which explains in simple ways why our willpower fails and gives easy to apply techniques for overcoming these problems. Read morePublished 18 months ago by PARVINDER NIJJAR