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Publisher's Summary

Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now eminent social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson shows us how we can finally win by revealing how goals really work—and by showing us how to avoid what typically goes wrong.
Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson offers insights that listeners can use immediately, including how to set goals so that they will persist no matter what; build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle; and avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail. The strategies outlined in this book will not only help everyone reach their own goals but will also prove invaluable to parents, teachers, coaches, and employers. Dr. Grant Halvorson shows listeners a new approach to problem solving that will change the way they approach their entire lives.
©2010 Heidi Grant Halvorson; foreword 2010 by Carol S. Dweck (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“If you have goals, then you should read this book. If you manage others or are in a position to help others achieve their goals, then you have to read this book!” (Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners)
“Succeed succeeds big time!...If you want to bolster your level of success and in general lead a happier life, this book is for you!” (Dr. Edward Hallowell, psychiatrist and best-selling author)
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5 out of 5 stars
By CKC on 01-15-11

Effective and intelligent information

Wow! I have never awarded five stars. This book is organized like a scientific paper and a handbook on moving forward effectively at the same time. Engaging and sweet but factual, this book has re-framed my perspective on all aspects of my life.

Highly recommended for those tired of "positive thinking" and "magical thinking"...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gary on 01-07-11

Insightful impact.

This book had a tremendous impact on the way I approach and think about a myriad of things. Today at work several of my co-workers and my boss engaged in a discussion on many of the topics in this book. This book is a must read as it has the potential to be life changing because of the way it changes one's thinking.

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