Working Smarter (and Happier)
Scientific strategies for being more productive and living better, drawn from the New York Times best-seller, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. These tactics for improving self-control have been tested not only in the lab but in White House (by President Obama) and by business executives such as Mark Zuckerberg.
Researchers have found that self-control is even more important than intelligence in predicting who will succeed in school, business and life. The key is willpower, a source of mental energy that is depleted whenever we use self-control or make decisions. Once it’s gone, we’re prone to “decision fatigue,” procrastination, carelessness, overspending, overeating and other problems. Tierney offers a set of specific strategies to conserve willpower throughout the day and also to strengthen it over the long haul through exercises that build up stamina. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, he shows that however you define success — a better career, a happier family, good health, financial security – it depends on harnessing your willpower.