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Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

by Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney
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**** "The elusive forces behind a person's willpower have been the subject of increasing scrutiny by the scientific community trying to understand why some people overeat or abuse drugs and alcohol. What researchers are finding is that willpower is essentially a mental muscle,..." -- Tara Parker-Pope, How to Boost Your Willpower Good impulse control was always celebrated as a positive personal character, long considered as the backbone trait of emotional maturity by Western standards. Moreover, people who are unable to delay gratification are said to require instant gratification and might endure poor impulse control, that should be mentally important for academic achievement and success in adult life...
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Jazi Zilber
It is hard to overrate Baumeister the scientist, where erudition philosophy and science meet. This book tells the intersting stories of how the self control research developed. Shows practically how to use self control wisely, and is engaging The Annoying advice of "be strong" is not just ignored. It is practically refuted. The book tells us that to have good self control one needs to be smart rather than "work hard", success is more about being cunning with our limits than by brute force "conquest" of our nature and weaknesses...
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Jazi Zilber
It is hard to overrate Baumeister the scientist, where erudition philosophy and science meet. This book tells the intersting stories of how the self control research developed. Shows practically how to use self control wisely, and is engaging The Annoying advice of "be strong" is not just ignored. It is practically refuted. The book tells us that to have good self control one needs to be smart rather than "work hard", success is more about being cunning with our limits than by brute force "conquest" of our nature and weaknesses...
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