Discover why willpower won’t work, why grit won’t get you anywhere, and why you can’t depend on discipline alone to improve your life – unless you first change your environment in order to support your success.
‘If you want to get more done, don’t worry about willpower – focus on motivation. Challenging the dominant view of self-control as a muscle. Benjamin Hardy reveals that productivity is really about clarity and commitment’ Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
Most of us rely on willpower to lose weight, improve our relationships, achieve more at work . . . but what if we’re thinking about it all wrong?
In a world that is fast-paced, confusing and full of distractions, it’s easy to lose focus on what you want to achieve, and your willpower won’t last long if your environment is in conflict with your goals – eventually, the environment will win out. Instead of ‘white-knuckling’ your way to change, you need to instead alter your surroundings to support your goals. This book shows you how.
Willpower Doesn’t Work will specifically teach you:
*How to make the biggest decisions of your life – and why those decisions must be made in specific settings
*How to create a daily ‘sacred’ environment to live your life with intention, and not get sucked into the cultural addictions
*How to quickly put yourself in proximity to the most successful people in the world–and how to adapt their knowledge and skills to yourself even quicker
*How to create an environment where endless creativity and boundless productivity is the norm
Benjamin Hardy will show you that nurture is far more powerful than your nature, and teach you how to create and control your environment so your environment will not create and control you.