Following Through

  • by Pete Greider - M.Ed., Steve Levinson - Ph.D.
  • Narrated by Briony Rawle
  • 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First published in 1998, Following Through shines a spotlight into the black hole in inner space where good intentions disappear. It reveals the startling reason why we so often fail to make the life-improving changes we truly intend to make.
Although we typically blame ourselves for poor follow through - we beat ourselves up for lacking motivation, willpower, self-discipline - Levinson and Greider argue that the real culprit is the mixed-up way the human mind is designed. The mind, they insist, simply isn't hard-wired for follow-through. And as much as we - individuals, society, and especially the self-improvement industry - like to pretend otherwise, good intentions don't automatically drive our behavior. And expecting ourselves to automatically do whatever we intend to do only leads to disappointment, frustration, and failure.
Fortunately, Following Through won't leave you discouraged. It'll show you why facing the truth about the mind's faulty wiring is a key to achieving greater success in virtually every area of life. Following Through will teach you bold new strategies for consistently turning good intentions into life-improving action.


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written with missguided understanding of the mind

as much as the book is written with good intentions the fact the author followed through to write it whilst having so little psychological knowledge is pretty good testiment to how useful it's advice is going to be... The book suggests people know what they should do and the biggest problems being not doing it, however this is the reverse of reality for most people, the author included. there are many things we think about doing that would have g really negative effects if followed through, also not following through is an important optimization technique your mind has developed which in reality a is to achieve more with our time in the majority of cases, is just one of those things you only notice when it messes up.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2015
  • Publisher: Steven Levinson, Pete Greider