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Best Books on Discipline

Forge a stronger, more focused self with the finest books on discipline, selected from esteemed book sources and prioritized by the frequency of their endorsements.

Recommendations from 31 articles, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Pink and 153 others.
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The Willpower Instinct
How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
Kelly McGonigal - 2011-12-29
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Discover the groundbreaking science of self-control in this book, informed by the latest research and insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine. Learn how willpower works, how to improve it through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep, and how to use strategies like self-forgiveness and giving up control to enhance your self-control. With life-changing prescriptive advice and exercises, this book is perfect for those looking to improve their health, happiness, and productivity.
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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg - 2012-02-28
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Discover the fascinating science behind our habits and how they can be changed in this bestselling book. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg takes us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the civil rights movement, presenting a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit provides an exhilarating argument: understanding how habits work is the key to achieving success in life, business, and beyond. With captivating storytelling and practical advice, this book has been hailed by critics as essential reading.
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No Excuses!
The Power of Self-Discipline
Brian Tracy - 2010-05-25
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Learn how to overcome the two worst enemies of success - laziness and immediate gratification - with this inspiring guide. "No Excuses!" shows you how to achieve success in your personal goals, business and finances, and overall happiness by developing self-discipline. With 21 chapters focusing on different aspects of your life and end-of-chapter exercises, you can become more successful in everything you do. Stop making excuses and start achieving your goals today!
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Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
Roy F. Baumeister - 2011-09-01
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Learn how to master self-control and achieve your goals with this groundbreaking book. Written by pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and New York Times science writer John Tierney, Willpower draws on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts to provide practical lessons on how to focus your strength, resist temptation, and redirect your life. Find out how to set achievable goals, monitor your progress, and stay motivated even when things get tough. With a blend of practical advice and the latest scientific insights, Willpower is a must-read for anyone looking to improve themselves and their lives.
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Derek Sivers
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The Compound Effect
Darren Hardy
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Achieve success in all areas of life using the power of The Compound Effect. Based on the principle that little decisions can lead to big outcomes, this bestselling book distills the fundamental principles that guide phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. Learn how to eradicate bad habits, stay motivated, and catch the unstoppable force of momentum. With easy-to-use strategies, you can achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor. Take advantage of the secrets of superachievers and create the extraordinary life you desire.
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The War of Art
Steven Pressfield - 2003-04-01 (first published in 2002)
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Unleash your creativity with a guide to overcome the greatest enemy: resistance. Discover unique and helpful ways to express yourself with the support of bestselling author Steven Pressfield.
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The Science of Self-Discipline
The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals (Live a Disciplined Life)
Peter Hollins - 2017-10-21
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Learn the science behind self-discipline and how to engineer a disciplined life. Discover the principles that top performers use to resist impulses and achieve their goals. This book offers actionable tactics to break free of excuses, distractions, and temptations. Author Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience to provide the roadmap to the human psyche that will allow you to accomplish exactly what you set out to do, every time. Pick up your copy today and unlock your potential!
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The Marshmallow Test
Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success
Walter Mischel - 2014-09-23
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Discover how to master self-control with the renowned psychologist behind the famous Marshmallow Test. Walter Mischel explains how the ability to delay gratification is critical for success in life, and provides advice on how to apply it to everyday challenges - from weight control to major decisions. With profound implications for parenting, education, public policy and self-care, this book will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.
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The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck - 2006-02-28
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Discover the groundbreaking idea of the power of mindset and how it can dramatically influence success in all areas of life. Renowned psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., shares her decades of research on fixed versus growth mindsets and how it impacts abilities and accomplishments in school, work, sports, and more. With new insights and expanded concepts, Dweck's Mindset offers a guide to adopting a truer growth mindset, motivating those around you, and transforming lives.
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The Practicing Mind
Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life — Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process
Thomas M. Sterner - 2006-03-06
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Learn the keys to developing patience, focus, and discipline with this practical guide to acquiring new skills for any aspect of life - from golfing to business to parenting. Author Thomas Sterner explores the forgotten principles of practice to help readers shift their mindset from a focus on results to a love of the process itself. By mastering the art of practice, Sterner shows that we can build discipline and clarity to achieve anything we set our minds to.
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Derek Sivers
No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink
The Now Habit by Neil Fiore
The Little Book of Big Change by Amy Johnson
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven
Mastery by Robert Greene
Deep Work by Cal Newport
365 Days With Self-discipline by Martin Meadows
Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
The Power of Discipline by Daniel Walter
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
Self-Discipline in 10 days by Theodore Bryant
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster Cline
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Laura Markham
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas Phelan
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
Essential Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, Shane Hagedorn, Greenleaf Book Group
Finish What You Start by Peter Hollins
Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
The Master key to Riches (Condensed Classics) by Napoleon Hill, Mitch Horowitz
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
My Mouth Is A Volcano by Julia Cook
The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy
Stop Procrastinating by Nils Salzgeber
Neuro-Discipline by Peter Hollins
Relentless by Tim S. Grover
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
Mini Habits by Stephen Guise
Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman
Self-Discipline by John Winters
A Grand Bed Adventure by A. M. Marcus
Making a Change for Good by Cheri Huber
The Science of Self-Control by Howard Rachlin
The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
Grit by Angela Duckworth
What Were You Thinking? by Bryan Smith
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Self-Discipline by Dominic Mann
Self-Discipline by Ray Vaden
Self Discipline by 30 Days To Greatness, Lucia Georgiou