Willpower

Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney | 304 pages

Willpower. It’s ESSENTIAL to optimizing our lives. In fact, in their *great* book, Willpower, Roy Baumeister (one of the world’s leading scientific researchers on self-control) and John Tierney (science writer for the New York Times) tell us that “Improving willpower is the surest way to a better life.” In this Note, we’ll learn how to eat our way to willpower (seriously), how to exercise our self-control muscles, why “precommitment” is so important and how to win the willpower game with bright lines and a great offense. :)


“The result, after dozens of experiments in Baumeister’s lab and hundreds elsewhere, is a new understanding of willpower and of the self. We want to tell you what’s been learned about human behavior, and how you can use it to change yourself for the better. Acquiring self-control isn’t as magically simple as the techniques in modern self-help books, but neither does it have to be as grim as the Victorians made it out to be. Ultimately, self-control lets you relax because it removes stress and enables you to conserve willpower for the important challenges. We’re confident that this book’s lessons can make your life not just more productive and fulfilling but also easier and happier. And we can guarantee that you will not have to endure any sermons against bare ankles.”

~ Roy Baumeister & John Tierney from Willpower

Willpower.

It’s ESSENTIAL to optimizing our lives.

In fact, in their *great* book, Willpower, Roy Baumeister (one of the world’s leading scientific researchers on self-control) and John Tierney (science writer for the New York Times) tell us that “Improving willpower is the surest way to a better life.”

I absolutely loved this book. It’s an easy read and packed with goodness.

I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Big Ideas on how we can get our willpower on!

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About the authors

Authors

Roy Baumeister

Authors of bestselling book, Willpower.
Authors

John Tierney

Authors of bestselling book, Willpower.