Amazon.co.uk:Customer reviews: Self Discipline: A How-To Guide to Stop Procrastination and Achieve Your Goals in 10 Steps Including 10 day bonus online coaching course to master self-discipline and build daily goal-crushing habits
Let's face it, we've all been there. Daydreaming about how fabulous our lives would be if we...could...just...be...more...consistent.
Discipline and commitment elude us. We make the pain go away temporarily by planning, but we never quite follow through...so the discomfort of that stagnation, of an aspect of our lives that we really don't want, quickly returns.
This was my world over two decades ago, and my own transformation gave me the perfect lens through which to view Gemma's excellent treatment of this problematic topic.
I've known Gemma for a couple of years, and have watched her struggles and the phenomenal changes that she's gone through first-hand.
Written in Gemma's inimitable style, and littered with her quirky wit and straightforward, no-nonsense delivery, this book is best understood as a highly engaging toolkit.
Packed with both step-by-step advice and a framework to build your own, personalised solution, this little gem can help you slowly, but effectively, finally beat procrastination and overwhelm.
Implement this and it'll be the only personal development book of its type you'll ever need. Thoroughly recommended.
I'm fairly new to this style of book so I wasn't sure what to expect? Well, I know I couldn't put it down on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I loved this book! I was particularly fond of the chapter about "establishing a solid morning routine", this is music to my ears for someone who's worst habit is a bad morning routine. I felt I could take on the day with a much more proactive and positive approach following simple yet very realistic techniques. A must have for anyone wanting to change old habits and keeping on track with achieving small and larger goals in all areas of your life. The author writes this book with such a natural flair not over complicating what a little discipline in our lives can achieve. Highly recommenced.
Straight talking and straight to the point are qualities I love in a self development books and this is exactly what the book delivers.
The thing that impressed me the most thought was the holistic approach to the whole subject. So many of these kind of books just focus on the goal setting side of things and forget about the human who is achieving them (or not). I know personally, when I'm feeling good and feeling good about myself, I'm much more likely to achieve whatever I'm aiming at. So with this in mind it was great to see chapters like creating morning routines, making health a habit, avoiding burnout and staying in flow. I also loved the philosophy of making goals enjoyable and rewarding yourself - something we often forget to do, but so important if we want to keep driven. Fab stuff!!
So, If you fancy refreshingly different book on goal setting with some easy to implement strategies - then look no further - this is the book for you :)
First of all, this book is easy to read, and it is slightly different from other personal development books. What I really like to mean is the author, Mrs Gemma Ray, shared not only her own experiences and suggestions but also other authors' key ideas along with references in her book.
Due to the fact that the book is open-minded, anyone can choose what ideas are suitable for them. Therefore, readers may not find any repetition of the author's own ideas in her book, which makes the reader read the entire book with interest.
Furthermore, the book contains a lot of tips that people can practice in day to day life. As a result, this book can be used as a future reference as well, and I can also say that this book unquestionably helps anyone to attain one's goal and to overcome one's most prominent enemy who is usually present within oneself.
On the whole, this book won't disappoint anyone and is indeed one to keep, too!
I promise thisn't one of those self help books that you read from cover to cover and wonder how you'll get that time back. This is more of a mate you can have a coffe or a beer with, one whose got their sh1t together, been there, done it and got the Tshirt and got the book deal! They won't lie to you, or pander to your dramatics, but will put their arm round you, clink pint glasses/coffee cups and say come on I'll show you what you need to do, it's easy! The first read i took a few very easy to implement pearls of wisdom, and immediately started to feel the benefits, on the second, I found a few more. I'm hoping as I keep picking it up, or just re-reading sections I will gain an award winning way of setting and acheiving my goals. Thank you Gemma for taking the time out to help others get their sh1t together!
I've dipped into many similar style of books over the years and found them a slog to read as I felt the actions were often unrealistic and warranted a whole life upheaval which I wasn't ready for or capable of. This book is completely different, very relatable to me, and I really value the building on simple steps one at a time approach to be a more realistic way of making changes in my life. I'm starting slowly but already making small changes to achieve and that gives me the confidence to do more and try to conquer my procrastination personality for good.
This is a great book - Like Gemma, I’ve read a lot of the books referenced in this one but not managed to implement as much as I’d like. Gemma is totally honest about her challenges with getting to grips with self-discipline. This makes the book far more useful than many on the topic as it gives you the tools to bridge the gap between being a flakey mess & a guru on the topic.
I like this book a lot! Gemma just seems to know how to explain things in a way that makes me actually want to make the change. I especially liked the chapters on you are what you eat and being accountable.