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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.
The ideas the author presents are really helpful and she writes in a humorous way. But I have a lot going on in my life, including a lot I want to read (don't we all), so I wish... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Susan Askwith
This book was the textbook for a class taught by the author. Thought-provoking and informative.Published 5 days ago by Josie S.
I have experienced many workshops and read portions of many books. This one captured my attention and held it to the very end. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Carol E. Skinner
This is my second book on Willpower, definitely a great book. Not boring at all...a masterpiece.Published 13 days ago by Celso Reyes
Very insightful read. Can go into a good bit of scientific information about how our minds work which may be a bit heady for some.Published 21 days ago by Patrick Lambert