Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals
Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a rising star in the field of social psychology shows us how to overcome the hurdles that have defeated us before.
Dr. Grant Halvorson offers insi...more
In a similar vein to Piers Steele’s book “The Procrastination Equation” and Kelly McGonigal’s “Maximum Willpower” Heidi Grant Halvorson’s “Succeed” is written by an academic (day-job when not scribbling is that of a Social Psychologist).
And just like those other two books, Grant Havorson’s ”Succeed” distils the results of published dry academic research papers (that no one outside of an academic institution would be likely to get their hands on or understand...more
Now I have some answers. Halverson is a social psy...more
I enjoyed Halvorson's research-based study of goals, though I did occasionally get bored with the details and ended up ski...more
Much more importantly, though, is the content! The book is very well rese...more
All kids need to be reminded that effort-based learning is required, not that there's some "smart/not smart" or "good at this/not good at this" switch in place.
There are many type of goals and rewards. This book clearly illustrated the difference between the types, and most importantly, defined which type of goals should apply to which type of situations.
The first couple of chapters alone on "why" and "what" of goals are worth the book price alone.
I also like how the author uses her personal stories to illustrate her points.
The tone is chatty, just short of the Exclamation Point!! school of self-help writing. But where I got off the bus was...more
Traz novidades importantes para abordar o processo de elaboração e execução de uma meta. Justifica a ferramenta SMART (sem citá-la), principalmente porque devemos os elementos de Ação, Relevância e Tempo.
O argumento principal é: nenhuma meta deve ser abordada da mesma maneira. Uma meta depende de dois fatores:
- sua orientação pessoal em relação ao sucesso (e consequentemente ao fracasso)
- e do tipo de m...more
If you reading Napoleon Hill "Think and Grow Rich" book, this book is best companion book for it.
This is a must have book for everyone who learn and focus on personal development.
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph. D. has constructed a practical and sensible book on goal setting and why we succeed or fail at reaching our goals. Using her own research as well as research conducted by her peers, Halvorson shares her cogent analysis on topics such as:
- types of goals (promotion-focused vs. prevention-focused)
- what type of mindset one needs to be successful at reaching each type of goal
- motivation (how to motivate ourselves and/or others)
Evidently, this is not the case.
Heidi Grant Halvorson manages to deliver a long lecture about what make one tick in terms of motivation or, for that matter, de-motivation, about the mechanisms of setting goals and how the brain reacts to the way a goal is set.
It's a book full of great information, peppered wit...more
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Would recommend alongside Willpower: Recovering the Greatest Human Instinct as well as The Power of Habit.
I was expecting a rote self-help book, but instead was confronted by the workings and studies of a social psychologist. And it's really changed how I think about my own abilities. I am honestly sad I didn't know about her work when I was in my teens/early 20s. But I'm happy I can take this information forward with me.
Succeed: How We Can All Reach Our Goals, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing The World for Success and...more