Author(s): Ros Taylor
Whip your self-control into shape
Willpower is the handbook you need for success in all areas of your life. Regardless of what you want to achieve, you need the strength to persevere, forge ahead and keep going no matter how tough it gets. If you find that you allow weakness to take control of getting what you want in life, then you need this book.
Written by an expert psychologist and executive coach, these proven techniques are the missing ingredient for your new life of success.
Researchers have found that willpower is a better predictor of life and work success than IQ. It's the skill that keeps you moving ahead, blowing past barriers and smashing through any obstacle that dares threaten your progress. It may be the most important skill you ever learn, and your most valuable tool for personal and professional success.
Preface ix Questionnaires x The Stories x Your Willpower Challenge xi What s Inside xii Final Thoughts xiv Part One The Essence of Willpower 1 Willpower Ingredients in Abby s Story 3 Directions for Completing the Willpower Scale 4 The Willpower Scale 5 Willpower Research 8 Willpower is a Game of Two Brains 11 Willpower is a Limited Resource ... or is it? 17 New Research to Challenge Willpower as a Limited Resource 19 Mark Masson on Willpower and Health 21 Part Two Goals and Vision 23 Why Goals? 23 Goal Planning 28 Your Willpower Goals 30 How You Learn 34 Motivation 43 A Theory of Motivation 44 Remember Your Goals 46 Inspiring You Toward Your Willpower Challenge 51 Part Three New Habits for Old 55 Origins of Willpower with Graham Allen 57 Ego States 60 The Willpower Stage of Habit Formation 62 The Extinction Burst 64 Mini and Multiple Habits 68 Alternatively, Start Big 71 Becoming Failure Proof 72 Elite Performers and 10 000 Hours of Repetition 74 Good Habits Made Easy 77 Part Four The Willpower Mindset 87 So How Can We All Acquire a Murray Mindset? 88 Reality Thinking 101 Externalise Your Thinking 103 Useful Thinking 104 Achieve a Willpower Mindset 105 Part Five Willpower and Work 113 Self-Awareness 115 Skills for Business Success 120 Create: The Process for Organisational Change 137 Pilot 140 Launch 140 Coach 141 Evaluate 141 The Willpower of Your Own Business 142 How to Stick to Your Willpower Challenge at Work 152 Final Thoughts 155 Highlights 156 Acknowledgements 157 About the Author 159