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Publisher's Summary

Your best intentions are not enough. Learn how to scientifically engineer a disciplined existence, become relentless, and never give up.
Whatever you want in your life, self-discipline is the missing piece. Goals will remain dreams if you make the mistake of relying on motivation and your best drawn plans.
The Science of Self-Discipline is a deep look into what allows us to resist our worst impulses and simply execute, achieve, produce, and focus. Every principle is scientifically-driven and dissected to as be actionable and helpful as possible. You'll learn how top performers consistently exercise self-discipline, as well as what drives us on an instinctual, psychological level to act.
This isn't just a book; it's a roadmap to the human psyche and will allow you to accomplish exactly what you set out to do, every time. When you understand what drives your cravings and the true roots of self-discipline, you'll be able to rise above your temporary discomfort and focus on what really matters. Discover every factor that impacts self-discipline for better or worse.
Break free of excuses, distractions, laziness, and temptations.
Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.

Beat instant gratification and create limitless motivation
The biological basis of self-discipline - and why it's beneficial to you
Discipline tactics for high performers such as Navy SEALs
Diagnosing what motivates you, what drains you, and what moves you emotionally
Engineering an environment and social circle that boosts self-discipline
©2017 Peter Hollins (P)2017 Peter Hollins
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2 out of 5 stars
By A. Molnar on 07-12-18

Same old tired rehash of studies and common sense

After only 4 chapters I was hit with yet ANOTHER recap of the famous Stanford Marshmallow Experiment (with a promise of more to come) as well as the study where people who were allowed to eat chocolate chip cookies instead of radishes did better on a subsequent cognitive test (will power being a limited resource argument) and heard amazing advice like... don't bring junk food that you don't want to eat into your house in the first place. This was followed by what is arguably a contradiction...increase your will power / self-discipline by exercising it (the frontal cortex I think) like a muscle to make it stronger! Ok,uh, then maybe I SHOULD buy junk food and practice resisting it?

Even a hint of an original thought or concept or approach and I would have given at least another chapter but.... no....just... can't. So many books building chapters off of already over-quoted and over-explained historical events and experiments as if they just discovered something fresh and ground breaking - and this is one of the most flagrant (again, after 4 chapters). I expect many more instances would have followed in later chapters. How about the one where the guy burned his ships so his army had no choice but to fight and win because their escape option was removed? Did I guess right? Was that one quoted later in the book as well?

Returning this. Other reviews on this one seem very generous.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 12-03-17

worth every credit or dollar you spend on this boo

I was feeling so unmmotivated and unhappy at my job. After searching for a book that would pick me up and change my thoughts I'm glad I chose this book. I'm still at my current job but this helped understand that just because I'm feeling a certain way doesn't mean I have to immediately act on my emotions. discipline yourself. his stories and research done on discipline and habit forming goes well beyond the tools needed to change your life.

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4 out of 5 stars
By dave gormley on 06-24-18

Good listen for in the car

Some good insights, got a bit neurological at the beginning but then evened out. Some of the rules for discipline were good. The 40% rules that the seals have was interesting and if put to the test you’ll find that you can leverage a lot more out than you’d think possible.
Wishing you well in your journey

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