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
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
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller – Discover how rethinking can lead to excellence at work and wisdom in life – Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world it might matter more that we can rethink and unlearn.
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people’s minds-and our own. As Wharton’s top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he tries to argue like he’s right but listen like he’s wrong.
Think Again invites us to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don’t know is wisdom.
AUTHOR: ADAM GRANT ISBN: 9780753553893 Publisher: WHITMAN BOOKS Subtitle: THE POWER OF KNOWING WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW Author: ADAM GRANT