Willpower

Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Author: Roy F. Baumeister,John Tierney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543779

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 883

One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it. Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Psychology

Bergauf mit Rückenwind

Willenskraft effizient einsetzen

Author: Kelly McGonigal

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641067510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 8100

Innerer Schweinehund ade Die Überwindung des inneren Schweinehundes scheint fast immer nur mit eiserner Selbstbeherrschung erreichbar. Doch Kelly McGonigal zeigt, dass Willenskraft allein eine Frage des richtigen Energiemanagements ist. Mit der Einsicht in die inneren Mechanismen, durch ausreichend Regeneration, etwas Training und das Setzen von Prioritäten kann man lernen, das eigene Leben im Griff zu haben, ohne sich übermäßig anstrengen zu müssen.
Posted in Self-Help

Der Marshmallow-Effekt

Wie Willensstärke unsere Persönlichkeit prägt

Author: Walter Mischel

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641119278

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 3850

Wie Willensstärke unsere Persönlichkeit prägt Es ist das wohl berühmteste Experiment in der Geschichte der Psychologie: Ein Kind bekommt einen Marshmallow vorgesetzt und hat die Wahl – sofort aufessen oder warten, um später zwei zu bekommen? Wird es zögern oder zugreifen? Und was bedeutet diese Entscheidung für sein späteres Leben? Walter Mischel, weltbekannter Psychologe und Erfinder des Marshmallow-Tests, zeigt in seinem Buch, wie Selbstdisziplin unsere Persönlichkeit prägt – und wie sie uns, in gesundem Maße, hilft, unser Leben zu meistern. Als Mischel vor mehr als vierzig Jahren vier- bis sechsjährige Kinder zum Marshmallow-Test bat, wollte er herausfinden, wie Menschen auf Verlockungen reagieren. Eher durch Zufall entdeckte er, dass die Fähigkeit der Kinder zum Belohnungsaufschub beeinflusste, wie sie später ihr Leben meistern würden. Je besser es ihnen gelang, sich zu beherrschen, desto eher entwickelten sie Selbstvertrauen, Stressresistenz und soziale Kompetenz. Wie aber kommt es, dass manche Menschen offenbar über stärkere Willenskraft verfügen als andere? Und, noch wichtiger: Ist diese Fähigkeit genetisch veranlagt oder kann man sie lernen? Walter Mischel beschäftigt sich seit mehr als vierzig Jahren mit diesen Fragen – im vorliegenden Buch präsentiert er seine faszinierenden Erkenntnisse zum ersten Mal der breiten Öffentlichkeit.
Posted in Psychology

The Marshmallow Test

Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success

Author: Walter Mischel

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316230865

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 8129

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life? The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.
Posted in Science

Unternehmensethik

In Vertrauen investieren

Author: Andreas Suchanek

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161531651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 7319

English summary: The field of business ethics concerns itself with the question of corporate responsibility. Andreas Suchanek equates this responsibility with fulfilling reasonable expectations of trust. He shows why expectations concerning trust are so important, why they are often not met and what companies can do to comply with them within the bounds of possibility - and their own well meaning self interest. As an ethical guiding principle the following golden rule prevails: Invest in the conditions of social cooperation for the purposes of mutual gain! German description: Unternehmensethik befasst sich mit der Frage der Verantwortung von Unternehmen. Andreas Suchanek setzt diese Verantwortung mit der Erfullung berechtigter Vertrauenserwartungen gleich. Er zeigt, warum diese Vertrauenserwartungen so wichtig sind, weshalb sie oft enttauscht werden und was Unternehmen tun konnen, um sie - im wohlverstandenen Eigeninteresse - im Rahmen ihrer Moglichkeiten zu erfullen. Als ethische Leitmaxime gilt hierfur die folgende Goldene Regel: Investiere in die Bedingungen der gesellschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit zum gegenseitigen Vorteil!
Posted in Business & Economics

Keine Ausreden!

Die Kraft der Selbstdisziplin

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3869362359

Category: Self-Help

Page: 301

View: 5157

Wenn das Wörtchen "wenn" nicht wär. Sie glauben, Erfolg, Reichtum, Glück habe etwas mit Begabung, Intelligenz, den Umständen zu tun? Weit gefehlt, es geht viel einfacher: mit Selbstdisziplin. Selbstdisziplin ist der Königsweg zum Erfolg. Mit Selbstdisziplin kann jeder so weit kommen, wie es seine Begabungen gestatten. Ohne Selbstdisziplin wird auch der Gebildetste und Intelligenteste selten erfolgreich sein. Ausreden sind toll, Ausreden sind bequem, Ausreden sind menschlich. Jedenfalls so lange, wie man keine Ziele hat. Keine Ausreden! zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie in den drei wichtigsten Bereichen Ihres Lebens Erfolg haben können: privat, persönlich und beruflich. Jedes der 21 Kapitel veranschaulicht, wie Sie in Bezug auf jeden einzelnen Aspekt Ihres Lebens disziplinierter werden können. Flüchten Sie sich nicht länger in Ausreden, sondern lesen Sie dieses Buch!
Posted in Self-Help

The Skinny on Willpower

How to Develop Self-discipline

Author: Jim Randel

Publisher: RAND Media Co

ISBN: 0981893538

Category: Self-Help

Page: 233

View: 4988

The Skinny on Willpower is a review and analysis of the subject of self-discipline ... the only separation between mediocrity and excellence in one's pursuit.
Posted in Self-Help

Optimizing the Self

Social representations of self-help

Author: Ole Jacob Madsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317437772

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 8713

This book provides an analysis of the social representations of leading self-help genres, including neurolinguistic programming, cognitive self-help therapy, mindfulness, self-management, self-esteem, self-leadership and self-control. Exploring the globalised therapeutic culture of today, the book argues that psychology as ‘science’ is often abandoned to aid the individual pursuit for self-realization and self-optimization. Opposing the view that self-help culture is external to psychology, Madsen argues that it is firmly embedded within psychology, playing an important role in people’s lives. Each chapter traces and critically interprets a range of self-help philosophies and techniques, examining the claims of self-help literature to represent the most innovative psychological, medical or neurobiological research. Discussing each genre in turn, chapters examine key research alongside self-help literature to explore the effectiveness and impact of leading self-help genres in various social contexts and environments. The book offers a contemporary critical overview of issues concerning self-help, combining critical psychology with the theory of social representation to provide a broad perspective on self-help as a valid psychology. Optimizing the Self will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of social representation, critical and cultural psychology and theory, clinical psychology, and the sociology of culture and science. The book will also be of use to critical and cultural psychologists and theorists, as well as clinical psychologists.
Posted in Psychology

Die Disziplin des Erfolgs

von Spitzensportlern lernen - Energie richtig managen

Author: Tony Schwartz,Jim Loehr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783430182034

Category:

Page: 318

View: 6197

Posted in

The Willpower Instinct

How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

Author: Kelly McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101553731

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 1868

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.
Posted in Psychology

Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070740

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 3441

Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.
Posted in History

Emotional Success

The Motivational Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride

Author: David DeSteno

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509807152

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 7344

“EMOTIONAL SUCCESS is as inspiring as it is practical. DeSteno shows us how to [...] improve our lives – and the world.” – Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution “If you think the key to self-control is overriding your emotions, think again. Moral emotions can strengthen your willpower – and this fascinating book uses the latest social science to explain how.” – Adam Grant, author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg Gratitude, Compassion and pride - not willpower - hold the secret to achieving your goals. Using cutting-edge research, world-leading psychologist David DeSteno shows you how positive emotions are far more powerful than willpower and self-denial in achieving your goals. Willpower is quickly depleted, but our prosocial emotions become stronger the more we use them. Even better, they’re contagious. · Cultivating gratitude, compassion, and pride leads to better cardiovascular health, immune function and sleep · Students who feel proud of their work will work 40% harder and longer than others · Empathy and compassion are the best predictors of team success Our prosocial emotions evolved specifically to help us resist immediate temptations in favour of long-term gains. But they can also be adapted to strengthen our bonds with our own future selves – who will benefit most from the grit we need to succeed in life.
Posted in Psychology

Jenseits von Freiheit und Würde

Author: B. F. Skinner

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688117751

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 381

In seinem höchst beunruhigenden und provokativen Buch hat B. F. Skinner aus Methoden und Resultaten seiner jahrzehntelangen Forschungsarbeit die Summe gezogen und darauf eine Analyse von Zustand und Zukunft der Gesellschaft und des einzelnen Menschen aufgebaut. Die Krise, in der sich die Weltzivilisation befindet, kann nur überwunden werden, wenn das Verhalten des Menschen von Grund auf neu motiviert wird. Die einzige Überlebenschance sieht Skinner in einer radikalen Revision der geheiligten Ideale von Freiheit und Würde. Diese machtvoll wirksamen Wertvorstellungen haben in der Geschichte stets eine wesentliche Rolle gespielt beim Kampf des Menschen gegen Tyrannei, Despotie und andere Formen autoritärer Herrschaft. Obwohl Skinner ihre wichtige historische Funktion durchaus sieht, gibt er den nahezu religiös verehrten Dogmen von Freiheit und Würde die Hauptschuld an dem gefährlichen Götzenkult, in welchem mittlerweile der Idee vom autonomen Menschen gehuldigt wird. Freiheit und Würde sind Tabus, ihre kritiklose Verinnerlichung hat schwerwiegende Folgen, vor allem weil sie uns an der hergebrachten Bestrafungsethik festhalten lassen und so die Entwicklung einer effektiveren kulturellen Praxis vereiteln.
Posted in Psychology

Die Traumjoblüge

Warum Leidenschaft die Karriere killt

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593420783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

View: 2137

"Folge deiner Leidenschaft, dann erntest du das große Geld", das klingt nach einem tollen Rat. Aber für die meisten führt es nur zu beruflichen Fehlstarts und ständigem Job-Hopping. Denn Leidenschaft allein reicht nicht, um in einem Job glücklich zu werden. Cal Newport zeigt anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele und mit vielen praktischen Hinweisen den verblüffend einfachen Ausweg: Wer Zeit und Mühe darauf verwendet, in dem, was er tut, immer besser zu werden, der wird mit zunehmender Meisterschaft immer mehr Gefallen an seiner Tätigkeit finden. Das ist der beste Baustein für Zufriedenheit im Job und eine große Karriere.
Posted in Business & Economics

Leben mit Vision

Wozu um alles in der Welt lebe ich?

Author: Rick Warren

Publisher: Gerth Medien

ISBN: 3961222142

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 1859

Dieses biblisch fundierte Buch wird Ihnen helfen, Gottes besondere Pläne für Ihr Leben zu entdecken. Rick Warren begleitet Sie durch eine 42-tägige geistliche Reise, die Ihre Antwort auf die wichtigste Frage des Lebens verändern wird: "Warum lebe ich eigentlich"? Gottes Berufung für sich zu kennen wird Stress reduzieren, Ihre Energien bündeln, Ihre Entscheidungen vereinfachen und Ihrem Leben einen Sinn geben. Dass Sie leben, war kein kosmischer Unfall. Schon vor der Erschaffung des Universums hatte Gott eine genaue Vorstellung von Ihnen und schuf Sie zu einem bestimmten Ziel und Sinn. Finden Sie ihn heraus! Die Erstausgabe dieses Buches avancierte zum weltweiten Bestseller und ist das meistverkaufte Sachbuch Nordamerikas. Diese Neuauflage wurde sprachlich überarbeitet und um zwei Kapitel ergänzt ("Die Neid-Falle" und "Die Gefallsucht-Falle"). Darüber hinaus enthält jedes der 42 Kapitel QR-Codes bzw. Links zu Websites, auf denen Sie ergänzend ca. 40-50 Minuten lange vertiefende Predigten von Rick Warren zum jeweiligen Thema finden (in Originalsprache).
Posted in Religion

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296

Category:

Page: 420

View: 2323

Posted in

Self-discipline

12 Strategies to Easily Gain More Self-discipline (Includes Free Books and My No.1 Secret to Success)

Author: Christoffer Arehn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532743252

Category:

Page: 28

View: 3255

"Now includes 2 free books + my No.1 secret to being successful everyday" What do we think when we hear self discipline? Do we shudder at the thought of it? Many people think that self-discipline is doing what you need to do, even though you might not want to do it. Well, I don't see self discipline like that, Instead I want see it as having that cool, collective calmness, where nothing has the force to stop you. When you are 100% concentrated and focused, but on the inside you are still as cold as ice.We live in a world where we are all affected by associations, positive and negative, so in this book I will teach you twelve easy strategies to receive more willpower and self-discipline in your life right now. This will guide you on the path for positive associations. I will go through and teach you how to feel more motivated and disciplined so that you can move forward with confidence and determination.So what is self discipline? Well, there are many answers to that question. Some would say it's the foundation to success, while others would argue that self discipline is simply self-improvement. I see it as the ability to say no to immediate pleasure to instead gain long-term fulfillment and satisfaction from planning and achieving more meaningful goals.It is having the ability to control one's emotions, desires, behaviors and to be able to take those hard decisions while taking action and executing a plan, despite the difficulties and discomfort that may occur while getting over the obstacles that will come your way.Being disciplined doesn't mean that you have to live a restrictive or limiting lifestyle. It does not mean giving up the things that you enjoy doing or to remove the things that are fun or relaxing. It is all about focusing your mind and thoughts on your goals and having the determination to follow through. It also means structuring a mindset where your actions are ruled by deliberate choices rather than your emotions. Having self-discipline will help you reach your goals faster while still living a satisfying and orderly life. A preview of what you'll get * Learn how to gain more Self-Discipline and Willpower* How to restist temptation in your everyday life* Learn how to create a plan and why it will benefit you* Determining what Self-Discipline is and what it stands for* How to stay motivated* Get 2 FREE Books* My No.1 Secret to success So what are you waiting for, don' miss out!
Posted in

Self-Discipline

Habits and Exercises to Develop Discipline and a Willpower That Will Make You More Successful

Author: Harvey Segler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523415700

Category:

Page: 122

View: 3984

Depression, The Real Cure Is Finally Reveled! Now Only $0.99! Usually $7.97! Short Guide With Powerful Information That Will Help You Without Wasting Your Time + FREE Bonus Inside Depression is hard. You feel like the world is against you, like you aren't worth it, and like you should just give up. Ever movement is a challenge, and every day, a hurdle. Loss of interest, loss of appetite, fatigue... these are all just common symptoms that you are dealing with right now. Options feel limited, and you are already lacking energy. How can you be expected to spend your life going from doctor to doctor with no real help? All they do is give you another prescription that is going to last you another few months, then you are going to be right back here where you started. Until now. This book is going to change your life. You are stuck in depression, and stuck in treating it, but in this book, I am going to show you how to cure it. That's right, cure it. No more relapses, no more doctor visits, and no more hopelessness. By the time you are at the end of this book, your depression is going to be gone for good. The problem with all of the treatments that you have tried so far is that they are only treatments, and they don't cure the problem. With this book, you are going to fix the issue and never have to deal with it ever again. There is hope for you, and you can gain control of your life back. This is what this short but poweful book will teach you about: Learn how to deal with symptoms now, while fixing the long term Focus your energy on true healing for real cure Stop wasting your time and energy on doctors Stop taking medication that is going to keep you in the problem Learn the lessons you need to break out of the cycle And more Take Action Today and Cure Your Depression! Click the "Buy now with 1-Click" to the right and get this short guide immediately. Tags: Depression, depression cure, cure depression, depression free naturally, depression self help, depression books, depression workbook
Posted in

Skinny Jeans At Last! Secrets To Long Term Weight Loss Surgery Success

Author: Cliff Thomas MD

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1620950871

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 89

View: 4975

A simple" how to" book on long term weight loss surgery success. It describes basic eating rules and how to overcome the resistance to following these rules that give you the success you want. It shares patient stories of success. Skinny jeans at last is a metaphor for what it feels like to feel healthier and how that translates to your life.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Beyond Willpower

The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness

Author: Alex Loyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444795112

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8376

A new book from the bestselling author of The Healing Code about how to go from stress to success in 40 days. The revolutionary new science of Practical Spirituality designed to replace stress with well being and success, quickly and for the long term. Did you know that most self-help programmes have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the standard self-help mantra of tapping into your willpower and using the power of positive thinking is actually a blueprint for failure. In Beyond Willpower, bestselling author and psychological counsellor Alex Loyd, reveals the definitive step-by-step programme to help you finally achieve the life you want and the success you deserve. Science has proven that stress is the primary source of virtually any problem - physical, spiritual, emotional, and even circumstantial. Loyd believes that we need to understand how love works in our bodies to combat stress. By harnessing love's power and learning to love in the present moment, you can define your life goals and live mindfully in a state of peace. Beyond Willpower offers a revolutionary 40-day holistic guide based on more than 25 years of clinical experience and rooted in science, ancient wisdom, and proven therapeutic techniques to remove personal obstacles that sabotage success. Using the programme you will define your goal, be it wealth, career satisfactions, healing of health issues, or resolution of relationship problems and follow the step-by step process for achieving this goal quickly and for the long term.
Posted in Self-Help