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Willpower : Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength -- Hardback
Willpower : Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength -- Hardback
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date : 2011/09
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781846143502

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Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       1  (18)
    1 Is Willpower More Than A Metaphor?           19 (21)
    2 Where Does The Power In Willpower Come       40 (21)
    From?
    3 A Brief History Of The To-Do List, From      61 (27)
    God To Drew Carey
    4 Decision Fatigue                             88 (20)
    5 Where Have All The Dollars Gone? The         108(16)
    Quantified Self Knows
    6 Can Willpower Be Strengthened?               124(18)
    (Preferably Without Feeling David Blaine's
    Pain)
    7 Outsmarting Yourself In The Heart Of         142(25)
    Darkness
    8 Did A Higher Power Help Eric Clapton And     167(20)
    Mary Karr Stop Drinking?
    9 Raising Strong Children: Self-Esteem         187(27)
    Versus Self-Control
    10 The Perfect Storm Of Dieting                214(24)
Conclusion: The Future Of Willpower-More Gain,     238(23)
Less Strain (As Long As You Don't Procrastinate)
Acknowledgments                                    261(2)
Notes                                              263(16)
Index                                              279
 

Can you resist everything except temptation? In a hedonistic age full of distractions, it's hard to possess willpower - or in fact even understand why we should need it. Yet it's actually the most important factor in achieving success and a happy life, shown to be more significant than money, looks, background or intelligence. This book reveals the secrets of self-control. For years the old-fashioned, even Victorian, value of willpower has been disparaged by psychologists who argued that we're largely driven by unconscious forces beyond our control. Here Roy Baumeister, one of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, and journalist John Tierney, turn this notion on its head. They show us that willpower is like a muscle that can be strengthened with practice and improved over time. The latest laboratory work shows that self-control has a physical basis to it and so is dramatically affected by simple things such as eating and sleeping - to the extent that a life-changing decision may go in different directions depending on whether it's made before or after lunch.You will discover how babies can be taught willpower, the joys of the to-don't list, the success of Alcoholics Anonymous, the pointlessness of diets and the secrets to David Blaine's stunts. There are also fascinating personal stories, from explorers, students, soldiers, ex-addicts and parents. Based on years of psychological research and filled with practical advice, this book will teach you how to gain from self-control without pain, and discover the very real power in willpower. The results are nothing short of life-changing.