Thursday, January 10, 2013
Book Review: The Willpower Instinct
I am not one to read self-help books, but I was sent The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal and I had some downtime while working on an airplane so I figured why not.
In my mind, self-help books are for people who can't figure it out themselves... people that are too lazy to try and work it out. I've never read a self-help book in my life, so I'm definitely "judging a book by its cover."
Once I actually got into the book and past the stereotype in my mind, I grew intrigued. McGonigal didn't just say her thoughts and gibberish about how someone could solve a problem, she went beyond that and through scientific research, explained why we do the things we do. Her writing is easy to understand and she makes it simple for readers to reevaluate their lifestyles.
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