Peter Hollins

Self-Discipline for Tedious, Boring, and Difficult Things

We don't need self-discipline to eat ice cream. We need it for doing the tough things in our life!
And unfortunately, the ability to persevere and do tough things will completely determine our lives. The more we can do, the more success we will have. So how can we cultivate this skill?
Everything we want lies behind tough, tedious, hard, and difficult things. Let's go.
SELF-DISCIPLINE FOR TEDIOUS, BORING, AND DIFFICULT THINGS is an actionable textbook on how to shortcut your psychology that just wants you to take the easy way out. Our brains are wired to save energy, but our brains don't want the same things that we want — success, a six-pack, productivity, and smashing goals.
Self-discipline is the key to all that you desire. The trick is to remove the pain and suffering and simply make it something that you do on your way to success. We all know that motivation is important, but motivation fades. Self-discipline carries you through for the infinite game that is life.
Self-discipline and willpower are the best habits, because everything can stack on them.
Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.
Your to-do list will always be completed, your friends will be amazed, and you won't have the STRESS/GUILT of always feeling behind!

— How pickles and quarters are amazing techniques for harnessing your energy and focus
— The dangers of uncertainty and how to understand this one secret about CONTROL
— A machine and system for good habits that you can start using tomorrow. Or tonight.
— Hyperfocus and scatterfocus, and which one you are probably failing at
— Producing a bulletproof schedule to keep you on track before the work ever begins
— A primer on planning into the future, for your future self
— Daily highlights and why having your north star is key to self-discipline
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  • iliebuc2008shared an impression20 days ago

    The most incredibile bock ever

  • Padma Girishared an impression23 days ago
    👎Give This a Miss

    It is my best book

  • sumnirai612shared an impressionlast month
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • missallysonmissyhas quoted2 months ago
    the more immersed you are and the fewer distractions you indulge in, the quicker the work goes and the less tired you feel.
  • missallysonmissyhas quoted2 months ago
    None of us can control the fact that there are some annoying tasks and obligations we’re required to do in life, but we can control how we do those things and the way we think about them.
  • EMPIRE TRADING (MikeWill)has quoted3 months ago
    “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” —Carl Sandburg
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