I principali problemi personali e sociali derivano dalla mancanza di autocontrollo. Ma le persone possono resistere alle tentazioni e controllarsi? Sì, perché la forza di volontà funziona come un muscolo, e come tale si può allenare. Le ricerche di Baumeister hanno svelato come il successo - una famiglia felice, la sicurezza economica, una salute di ferro - si basi su due presupposti, l'intelligenza e l'autodisciplina, e come lo si possa raggiungere in larga misura grazie al controllo di se stessi.
Questo libro insegna non soltanto a migliorare la forza di volontà e l'autocontrollo, ma anche a conservarli nei momenti cruciali, fissando i giusti obiettivi e usando le tecniche più raffinate per monitorare i progressi ottenuti.
La forza di volontà è già apparso presso Vallardi con il titolo Volere è potere
- ISBN: 8850238673
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 248
Over the summer I read an article about "decision fatigue" in The New York Times, easily one of the most "illuminating" science/behavior-related articles I'd ever read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/magazi... It turned out that my inability to refuse that piece of chocolate, the last slice of piz Leggi tutto
Fascinating book but the introduction is incredibly boring. Things that I learned: Willpower is depleted as it is used even in decision making leaving one with lower willpower. To avoid this: 1. Feed the beast ie things won't go well, when low on energy 2. Sugar does not help since it causes surges an Leggi tutto
This book has a few serious flaws. Almost all of the Willpower anecdotes involve B- and C-list actors and musicians. Are Drew Carey, the fat guy from HBO's Arli$$, and that British pop-star whom I've never heard of the best people to exemplify concepts of willpower management? The invocation of fMRI Leggi tutto
The intelligent want self-control; children want candy. - Rumi If there is only one principle for success, it would be doing the things that are right and doing them at the right time. That's not easy. But we can make it easy. What we need is a cultivated willpower and the knowledge of how it works! Re Leggi tutto
It's a test to your willpower to get past through the first few chapters then the inspiration kicks in with experiments and factual analysis. This book is too technical and a little complex to categorize this as self-help. Few chapters start with a question and makes the reader waiting for a concrete Leggi tutto
Willpower. Self-discipline. The power to make yourself do stuff when you don't want to. What better a topic to read about when you’re stuck at home for weeks during a pandemic, with the fog of ennui settling upon everything? This book took me weeks to get through, and believe me, the delicious irony Leggi tutto
This book reveals counterintuitive research results about willpower, and I'd probably give it five stars (for being "perspective changing") if I hadn't already been brought up with this perspective. This book explores self-control and willpower, as opposed to impulsiveness and the cult of self-estee Leggi tutto
I just re-read this book for our book group on May 22, 2012. It's still great. I was happy for the review--especially about Drew Carey's organizational tips. Also the reminders about not making important decisions when you're depleted. Here's my original review: After a year of successful dieting and Leggi tutto
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney "Willpower" is a mildly helpful book on how to harness willpower to make positive changes to ourselves and our society. According to social psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and in collaboration with journalist Jo Leggi tutto
This book is marred by the silly and flippant writing style - no doubt an attempt to be "humorous" and to make the material as broadly accessible as possible. In my mind, at least, that attempt is a spectacular failure - I found it to be occasionally embarrassing and painful to read. There's also pl Leggi tutto
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