Finish : give yourself the gift of done
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New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017].
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viii, 196 pages ; 22 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 650.1 ACUFF 2017

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1591847621, 9781591847625

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-196).
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The sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We're our own worst critics, and if it looks like we're not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. That's why we're most likely to quit on day two, "the day after perfect"--when our results almost always underperform our aspirations. The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they're based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise.
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"While leading a thirty-day online course to help people work on their goals, [the author] learned something surprising: the most effective exercises were not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite--they took the pressure off. Why? Because the sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We're our own worst critics, and if it looks like were not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all"--Amazon.com.
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Acuff, J. (2017). Finish: give yourself the gift of done . Portfolio/Penguin.

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