TEM 99: Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister (Book Report with Dr. Joanna Hersey)
Dr. Joanna Hersey joins me for this Book Report. We discuss Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister.
5:31 - Introduction to my co-host for this episode, Joanna Hersey
9:30 - Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister
10:52 - Online review that I felt summed up this book nicely: "This is a self-help book without all the hooey"
12:12 - “The clear implication was that the best advice for young writers and aspiring professors is: Write every day. Use your self-control to form a daily habit, and you’ll produce more with less effort in the long run.”
21:07 - “For most of us, though, the problem is not a lack of goals but rather too many of them.”
26:48 - “First I make a list of priorities: one, two, three, and so on. Then I cross out everything from three on down.”
32:31 - “Dieters have a fixed target in mind for their maximum daily calories, and when they exceed it for some unexpected reason, such as being given a pair of large milkshakes in an experiment, they regard their diet as blown for the day. That day is therefore mentally classified as a failure, regardless of what else happens. Virtue cannot resume until tomorrow.”
38:02 - “When you pick your battles, look beyond the immediate challenges and put your life in perspective. Are you where you want to be? What could be better?”
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister
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