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Willpower Doesn't Work

by Benjamin Hardy


  • In Willpower Doesn't Work, Benjamin Hardy explains that willpower is nothing more than a dangerous fad-one that is bound to lead to failure. Instead of "white-knuckling" your way to change, you need to instead alter your surroundings to support your goals.

My opinion:

  • The book was one of the best I've read so far, due to the concept it provides, which challenged my previous mindset

  • I was all about discipline & willpower, but this book showed me how to achieve my goals by altering my environment

Favorite quote:

“Your behavior doesn’t come from your personality. Rather, your personality is shaped by your behavior. When you act a certain way, you then judge yourself based on your actions. Hence, you can quickly alter your identity simply by altering your behavior.”
Benjamin Hardy

Key takeaways:

  • Make positive choices automatic & create triggers to prevent self-sabotage.

  • Write more. I implemented 3+ different Journals that help me understand myself, my environment, past, present & future

  • Know when to take time off & reset

My Rating:

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