To master anything, one must first master themselves?one?s emotions, one’s thoughts, one’s actions. Eisenhower famously said that freedom is really the opportunity to practice self-discipline. Cicero called the virtue of temperance the polish of life. Without boundaries and restraint, we risk not only failing to meet our full potential and jeopardizing what we have achieved, but we ensure misery and shame. In a world of temptation and excess, this ancient idea is more urgent than ever.
In Discipline is Destiny, Holiday draws on the stories of historical figures we can emulate as pillars of self-discipline, including Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II, boxer Floyd Patterson, Marcus Aurelius and writer Toni Morrison, as well as the cautionary tales of Napoleon, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Babe Ruth. Through these engaging examples, Holiday teaches readers the power of self-discipline and balance, and cautions against the perils of extravagance and hedonism.
At the heart of Stoicism are four simple virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. Everything else, the Stoics believed, flows from them. Discipline is Destiny will guide readers down the path to self-mastery, upon which all the other virtues depend. Discipline is predictive. You cannot succeed without it. And if you lose it, you cannot help but bring yourself failure and unhappiness.
AUTHOR: RYAN HOLIDAY ISBN: 9780593191699 Publisher: PORTFOLIO Subtitle: THE POWER OF SELF-CONTROL Author: RYAN HOLIDAY
Doing well with money isn?t necessarily about what you know. It?s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money investing, personal finance, and business decisions is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don?t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the different ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life?s most important topics.
AUTHOR: MORGAN HOUSEL ISBN: 9780857197689 Publisher: HARRIMAN HOUSE Subtitle: TIMELESS LESSONS ON WEALTH, GREED, AND HAPPINESS Author: MORGAN HOUSEL
In The Power Of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale shares his recipe for a perfect life. He demonstrates the power of faith and optimism, and how to use them to lead a life that is characterized by joy and prosperity. Peale gently guides his readers and helps them overcome their defeatist attitude. He also shows his readers how to tap into their inner potential to bring about a change in their lives. Peale gives inspirational and practical ways to craft a simple yet effective philosophy of joyful living. The book provides tips on believing in oneself, cultivating a peaceful mind, staying constantly energetic, and how to stop worrying and fretting. It also talks about trumping a defeatist attitude, expecting and getting the best, and creating one?s own happiness. It discusses the power of prayer, the use of faith in healing, the positive effect of new thoughts, and teaches readers how to solve their personal problems.
AUTHOR: NORMAN VINCENT PEALE ISBN: 9780091906382 Publisher: VERMILION Subtitle: Author: NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
An insider’s account of Iran, one of the most mysterious but significant and powerful nations in the world. ISBN: 0007113943 Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL Subtitle: A MEMOIR OF IRAN Author: CHRISTOPHER DE BELLAIGUE
Who Moved My Cheese? offered millions of readers relief for an evergreen problem: unanticipated and unwelcome change. Now its long-awaited sequel digs deeper, to show how readers can adapt their beliefs and achieve better results in any field.
Johnson’s theme is that all of our accomplishments are due to our beliefs: whether we’re confident or insecure, cynical or positive, open-minded or inflexible. But it’s difficult to change your beliefs – and with them, your outcomes. Find out how Hem, Haw, and the other characters from Who Moved My Cheese?deal with this challenge.
Author: DR SPENCER JOHNSON
AUTHOR: DR SPENCER JOHNSON ISBN: 9781785042119 Publisher: VERMILION Subtitle: A SIMPLE WAY TO CHANGE YOUR THINKING & UNLOCK SUCCESS Author: DR SPENCER JOHNSON
In theory the answer is ‘yes’, but there’s a problem: no one seems to know exactly how to do it.
In Override, science journalist Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find the answer. Delving into the latest studies on brain plasticity, which indicate that brain games don’t actually do much to make you smarter, she tries to square her findings with the reality of brain plasticity that the brain adapts physically as we learn something new.
Visiting top neuroscientists in their labs, she volunteers herself as a guinea pig in neuroscience studies, challenging researchers to make real changes to her functioning, but imperfect brain. She seeks to improve on her own weaknesses, such as a limited attention span and a tendency to worry too much, and then branches out into more mysterious areas such as intelligence, creativity, and the perception of time.
Trying everything from high-tech brain stimulation to meditation, adding bolt-on senses and retraining her stress response, Override is a very intimate, fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can really do for us and, crucially, whether it’s worth all the bother.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE WILLIAMS ISBN: 9781925321906 Publisher: SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS Subtitle: MY QUEST TO GO BEYOND BRAIN TRAINING AND TAKE CONTROL OF MY MIND Author: CAROLINE WILLIAMS