Achievement Habit: Stop Wasting, Start Doing, & Take...

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Author Roth, Bernard
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Cofounder of the Stanford d.school Bernie Roth shows you how the power of design thinking can help you achieve goals you never thought possible.Did you know that achievement can be learned? As Bernie Roth explains, achievement is a muscle. And once you learn how to flex it, you'll be able to meet life's challenges and reach your goals.Based on a legendary course Roth has taught at Stanford University for several decades,The Achievement Habitemploys the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking to help us realize the power we all have within to change our lives for the better. By ridding ourselves of issues that stand in the way of reaching our full potential, we gain the confidence finally to do things we've always wanted to do. Combining design thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication skills, and life adjustments, readers will learn:Why trying and doing are two different thingsWhy using reasons (excuses), even legitimate ones, to explain one's behavior is self-defeatingHow to change your self-image into one of a doer and achieverHow subtle language changes can resolve existential dilemmas and barriers to actionHow to build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplishHow to be open to learning from your own experience and from those around youOur behavior and relationships can be transformed—if we choose to, we can be mindful and control our intentions to create habits that make our lives better. And with this thoughtful book as your guide, you can.

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The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends.InThe Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we’ve always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including:Don’t try—DO;Excuses are self-defeating;Believe you are a doer and achiever and you’ll become one;Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish;Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals;Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you;And more.The
ain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerfulThe Achievement Habitshows you how.