ISBN 9781422194461,9 Things Successful People Do Differently

9 Things Successful People Do Differently



Harvard Business Review Press

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781422194461

ISBN-10 1422194469


Number of Pages 106 Pages
Language (English)

Aircraft: general interest

9 Things Successful People Do Differently enlists the habits of successful people which have directly affected their success. Backed by solid research, it is a brilliant self-help book, one that anyone can benefit from. Summary Of The Book Have you ever wondered why some goals are so easy to achieve, while the completion of some evade us entirely? Have you ever thought that it is due to the fact that each one of us excel in certain fields and are mediocre in some others? Years of research have brought about the conclusion that goals are not achieved by people because of who they are, but because of what they do and specifically, how they do it. 9 Things Successful People Do Differently outlines the dos and don'ts of the path to success. Primarily, according to Heidi Grant Halvorson, your goal needs to be exact, precise and attainable. Giving a goal attributes and specifications helps to achieve it faster, this is because you know exactly where, when and how you would have achieved it, and you can track your progress because there is something tangible to track. Again, there is emphasis on tracking your progress. Keeping a record of goal achievements and personal victories, no matter how small, can help tremendously. An educational read, this will help boost your motivation levels and pinpoint the habits that we must cultivate in order to be successful. Its all about making wise decisions and taking the effort to convert your decisions into actions. The chapters include details on topics such as how to build your willpower muscle, know exactly how far you have left to go, don’t tempt fate, have grit, and learn to focus on what you will do, not what you won’t do. About Heidi Grant Halvorson Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D, is a motivational psychologist who writes about the science behind success and methods to achieve it. Dr. Halvorson has recently released Succeed: How We Can All Reach Our Goals and has co-authored The Psychology of Goals. The National Science Foundation has given her numerous grants to supplement her research on human achievements and goals as well. She is often invited to deliver speeches at national-level conferences too. Several of her papers have also been published in esteemed journals. She presently works at Columbia Business School’s Motivation Science Center as an Associate Director