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Peter Hollins

Philosophies on Self-Discipline: Lessons from History’s Greatest Thinkers on How to Start, Endure, Finish, & Achieve

8 meditations on goal achievement and getting things done no matter the circumstances.


Instead of trying to go it alone or wing it, apply lessons from some of history’s greatest thinkers. Harness thousands of years worth of wisdom, not just your own.


Our thoughts determine our actions. Learn from the best and create a self-disciplined mindset.


Philosophies on Self-Discipline brings you the condensed knowledge of philosophers, polymaths, scientists, and psychologists. You will gain a working knowledge of many classic texts and theories, and learn how to apply them to your own modern life.
There is no better way to become a well-rounded person who is also productive on command, and never prone to procrastinating.


Thousands of years of knowledge in one book.


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.


A quintessential guide for procrastinators and couch potatoes.


•Plato, Akrasia, and the power of small wins.
Nietzsche and the energy that our willpower runs on.
•How to re-imagine hedonism for your own purposes.
Freud, subconscious desires, and getting things done.
•The science of behaviorism and what we can learn from rats.
Kaizen, rituals, and focusing on the present.
120 printed pages
Original publication
2020
Publication year
2020
Publisher
PublishDrive
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  • Sophie Lefebvrehas quoted10 months ago
    We can then work on solving the problem intelligently, controlling our natural tendencies rather than being passively subject to their whims and having them control us.
  • Sophie Lefebvrehas quoted10 months ago
    Properly understanding and managing akrasia is fundamental, because it has the potential to undermine all our self-improvement efforts. You could work incredibly hard, gather all the necessary skills and mastery, commit to realistic goals and more, only to have the whole thing fall to pieces because you procrastinate right where it counts.
  • Sophie Lefebvrehas quoted10 months ago
    Other philosophers and behavioral psychologists have echoed Aristotle’s view that there are essentially two driving forces or kinds of motivation at work—and it’s perfectly possible for them to conflict. For example, one more rational, future-focused part of us genuinely wants to eat better, and another, more emotional, present-based part of us wants to eat the cake now. There is no contradiction, only the evidence of two different motivations that inspire our actions to different

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