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Bloody Ruminations

"Of all the written I love only that which he writes with his blood...for he who writes in blood does not want to be read, but to be learnt by heart." ~F. N.

Currently reading

The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells
Ben Bova
Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Dover Thrift Editions)
William Kaufman, Helen Zimmern, Friedrich Nietzsche
Zen 24/7: All Zen, All the Time
Philip Toshio Sudo
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Neil A. Fiore
Total Diplomacy: The Art Of Winning Risk
Ehsan Honary
Art of Problem Solving P
Russell L. Ackoff
Master the AP Calculus AB & BC (Peterson's Ap Calculus Ab & Bc)
Mark Wilding, Arco, Peterson's
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength - Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney “When psychologists isolate the personal qualities that predict positive outcomes in life, they consistently find two traits: intelligence and self-control.” Baumeister and Tierney, coauthors of “Rediscovering The greatest human strength: Willpower” second that.” So far researchers still haven’t learned how to permanently increase intelligence. But they have discovered, or at least rediscovered, how to improve self-control.”

“How one can improve self-control?” Is the question the book has tried to answer. And the answer would be an experimental/scientific one regarding the history of what they come to call it “Self-Regulation”. It couldn’t be a simple/straight one indeed. The book looks just like a perfect report on how to discover “how to improve self-control”. It takes a journey at least. This is the advantage and weakness of the book at the same time. It does coop in the reader – so forgetting it would be hard- and it makes reading the book so boring.