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"Martela explains the nuts and bolts of willpower, offers easy to follow instructions on how to work it, and in the end, presents you with a challenge you can't say no to. … I think one of the best compliments is that this 50+ page book inspired me to get cracking with certain goals of my own."
- Emilia Lahti, MSSc, MAPP, researcher and a lecturer on determination and resil
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Kindle Edition, 111 pages
Published October 4th 2013 by Publishing for Bios Biotos
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Ed Silva
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok

Good common sense ideas. Easy read. Cons: likely not very memorable. Will need to take notes on suggestions. Read in about 2 hours.
DeWereldvanKaat
Een goed boek voor wie nog niets over (onderzoek en bevindingen over) wilskracht heeft gelezen of geen zin heeft om dikke boeken te lezen. Het boek is grotendeels gebaseerd op het onderzoek van Roy Baumeister, die zowat 'de naam' is op gebied van onderzoek rond wilskracht. Ik heb zelf ook "De kracht van wilskracht" gelezen (ook gebaseerd op het onderzoek van Baumeister) en dat is toch grondiger.

Hoe dan ook, toch aan te bevelen voor wie daar nog niets over gelezen heeft. Want iets doen op 'pure'
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David Tenemaza Kramaley
Quick read. This book is a summary of key findings in larger more comprehensive reads such as The Power of Habit. As a summary I find very useful, especially for people who may not have the willpower to read through a 200 page book or multiple books on the matter.
Kelly
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
No nonsense, to-the-point book. It was a quick, but highly valuable read. It does not beat you death with social science experiments and gives you pragmatic advice for how you can help yourself to do more that you are not necessarily motivated to do.
Isaac
Apr 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Simple short book with some solid advice on Willpower.
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Frank Martela, PhD, is a philosopher and researcher of psychology specializing in the question of meaning in life. His articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind and Salon and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, with invited lectures in universities on four continents, including Stanford University and Harvard Uni ...more

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