Succeed : How We Can Reach Our Goals

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-27
  • Publisher: Plume

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"Strategies people can utilize to help themselves achieve success." -CareerBuilder Do you ever wonder why Asian students are able to achieve so much more than their American counterparts? Even very smart, very accomplished people are very bad at understanding why they succeed or fail. In Succeed, award-winning social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson offers counterintuitive insights, illuminating stories, and science-based information that can help anyone: " Set a goal to pursue evenin the face of adversity " Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle " Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail Whether you want to motivate your kids, your employees, or just yourself, Succeedunlocks the secrets of achievement, and shows you how to create new possibilities in every area of your life.

Author Biography

Heidi Grant Halvorson is a social psychologist, educational consultant, and most recently assistant professor of psychology at Lehigh University. She has received several grants from the National Science Foundation. In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly-regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals (Guilford, 2009), she has authored papers in her field’s most prestigious journals.

Dr. Grant Halvorson is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and was recently elected to the highly selective Society for Experimental Social Psychology. She received her PhD from Columbia University working with Carol Dweck (author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success), and her BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Get Ready
Do You Know Where You Are Going?p. 3
Do You Know Where Your Goals Come From?p. 31
Get Set
The Goals That Keep You Moving Forwardp. 55
Goals for Optimists and Goals for Pessimistsp. 77
Goals Can Make You Happyp. 105
The Right Goal for Youp. 125
The Right Goals for Themp. 141
Conquer the Goal Saboteursp. 159
Make a Simple Planp. 171
Build the Self-Control Musclep. 183
Keep It Realp. 197
Know When to Hang Onp. 209
Give the Right Feedbackp. 223
Epiloguep. 237
Bonusp. 239
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Goal Troubleshooter
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
Notesp. 253
Indexp. 263
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