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"What a liberating book! McGonigal explains the scientific reality of willpower, exploding the myths most of us believe. Stronger willpower—based on inspiring facts, not oppressive nonsense—is finally within everyone's reach."
—Geoff Colvin, author of Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else
"The Willpower Instinct is a new kind of self-help book. Using science to explain the why and strategies for the how, McGonigal has created a must-read for anyone who wants to change how they live in both small and big ways."
"Each chapter could stand on its own as something helpful, but taken as a whole, this book could be downright life-altering. If you are trying to lose weight, become more successful at work, rid yourself of toxic habits...heck, if you're HUMAN, you need to read this book."
“This book has tremendous value for anyone interested in learning how to achieve their goals more effectively. McGonigal clearly breaks down a large body of relevant scientific research and its applications, and shows that awareness of the limits of willpower is crucial to our ability to exercise true self control.”
—Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., co-author of You Are Not Your Brain and author of bestselling Brain Lock
” **** out of four.”
—USA Today Book Review
“A fun and readable survey of the field, bringing willpower wisdom out of the labs.”
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychology instructor at Stanford University, and a lecturer and program developer at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is also the author of The Upside of Stress and Psychology Today’s Science of Willpower blog. McGonigal lives in Palo Alto and New York City.
Excellent Book! Not dry, but interesting and worth you time. Instead of skimming through, which is easy to do with a lot of these kinds of books, I read every page. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Gary Taylor
I didn't think this was as that great. I'm a very disciplined person and for me it was a waste of money.Published 5 days ago by S. Small
Not as good as her other book "The Upside of Stress". From a purely evolutionary perspective. Droning on about it throughout almost all of the book. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kitty79
A rich book. I just love how this book might change lives.
It's the best self development book I've read so far. Read more
This book is a great resource and quite an eye opener. A lot of the advice is counterintuitive but backed by research (well cited by the author). Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joseph Bales
It's a pretty good read with useful advice, maybe a bit over padded with anecdotal case studies. Overall a good read.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer