|aWillpower doesn't work :|bdiscover the hidden keys to success /|cBenjamin Hardy, PhD.
|aWill power does not work
|aNew York :|bHachette Books,|cc2019
|axviii, 235 pages ;|c24 cm
|aFirst published in the US in 2018 by Hachette Books.
|aIntroduction: Why willpower doesn't work -- Part 1: Your environment shapes you. Every hero is the product of a situation : understanding the power of surroundings -- How your environment shapes you : the myth of willpower -- Two types of "enriched" environments : high stress and high recovery -- Part 2. How to make willpower irrelevant. Reset your life : make powerful decisions outside your routine environment -- Designate a sacred space : establish a daily environment to stay on course -- Remove everything that conflicts with your decisions : subtraction is productivity -- Change your default options : make positive choices automatic -- Create triggers to prevent self-sabotage : putting failure-planning to work -- Part 3. Outsource high performance and success to your environment. Embed "forcing functions" into your environment : make change happen -- More than good intentions : how to adapt to new and difficult environments -- Grow into your goals : outsource your motivation to high pressure environments -- Rotate your environments : change it up based on the work you're doing -- Find unique collaborations : change your world through who you work with -- Neve forget where you came from : remember the environment where you began -- Conclusion: No matter where you are, you can change.
|aArgues that lasting personal change, high performance, creativity, and productivity can only occur by strategically outsourcing desired behavior to goal-enriching environments.
We rely on willpower to create change in our lives...but what if we’re thinking about it all wrong? In Willpower Doesn’t Work, Benjamin Hardy explains that willpower is nothing more than a dangerous fad-one that is bound to lead to failure. Instead of ＂white-knuckling＂ your way to change, you need to instead alter yoursurroundings to support your goals. This book shows you how. The world around us is fast-paced, confusing, and full of distractions. It’s easy to lose focus on what you want to achieve, and your willpower won’t last long if your environment is in conflict with your goals--eventually, the environment will win out. Willpower Doesn’t Workis the needed guided for today’s over-stimulating and addicting environment. Willpower Doesn’t Work will specifically teach you:How to make the biggest decisions of your life--and why those decisions must be made in specific settingsHow to create a daily ＂sacred＂ environment to live your life with intention, and not get sucked into the cultural addictionsHow to invest big in yourself to upgrade your environment and mindsetHow to put ＂forcing functions＂ in your life--so your default behaviors are precisely what you want them to beHow to quickly put yourself in proximity to the most successful people in the world--and how to adapt their knowledge and skills to yourself even quickerHow to create an environment where endless creativity and boundless productivity is the normBenjamin Hardy will show you that nurture is far more powerful than your nature, and teach you how to create and control your environment so your environment will not create and control you.