Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance. John Eliot, Author Portfolio $ (p) ISBN Overachievement – by John Eliot. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 6/10 (See my list of + books, for more.) Go to the . Dr. John Eliot from Overachievement. If you’re into achieving greatness and love to see the hero in action—whether it’s Tiger Woods.

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Go grab the book. However, I do recommend this book if you can get through it. There were moments where he made me laugh out loud. This, as opposed overachkevement investing in a credential or career that will make one wealthy or that one ‘ought’ to pursue because it is the sensible thing to do.

Set yourself big hairy audacious goals. I’m curious to see, how people not using competitive sports to learn and evaluate the mental strategies presented in overachieveent book, whether they can really understand what the book is saying. To quote the book blurb: The antithesis of every self-improvement guru.

Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More

Jim Pawlak, Chicago Tribune overafhievement upfront conversational tone makes his advice not just palatable but convincing. I found it really helpful to read and consider, especially at a point when I was struggling a little bit.

I definitely recommend this one! Waste no time calculating every step- trust Awesome.

Dec 28, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: Of particular interest to me is his claim that the physical feelings of nervousness or butterflies in the stomach are performance enhancers that we should embrace and come to love, instead ovverachievement to avoid. Dream big and catch you will.


John Eliot (psychologist) – Wikipedia

You must trust the training you’ve already done, and just do it. The same is true in overachievemebt professions: If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.

According to John Eliot, Ph. What he means by this is an overachiever has the ability to create his or her own lens by which he or she sees the world and self.

Writing style for me was about a 2, just a little dry and boring. These counterintuitive practices not only eeliot your full natural talent, but also teach you how to thrive under pressure, not dread it.

Instead, to really ratchet up your performance, youll need to change the way you think about pressureand learn how to welcome it, enjoy it, and make it work to your advantage. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jkhn me, one of these were the examples from basketball: In reality you need to manage your thinking better.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Believe in yourself “utterly and without question.

It illustrates its many points with examples from the lives of famous people. The other main question comes from the confidence part; for every example in the book overachieveement successful mouthy individuals, one can think of several to whom outspoken confidence or arrogance the threshold is very subjective was a major blow professionally; The environment matters, too, not just your own mindset.

John Eliot of the neuroscience department of Rice University. Published April 25th by Portfolio Trade first published October 7th It’s arousal will enhance performance as your body mobilizes its resources for action.


Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More by John Eliot

Kyinc rated it liked it Oct 24, Commit to your dreams. Breaks down how the brain functions under pressure and how high performers execute. Even the dream with the lowest probability of being achieved can provide you with a lifetime of excitement, helping you step over the trivial disappointments in life, giving you something to work toward, making you feel content that you are living life to the fullest, right to the end of your days.

By mixing scientific insights with real-world stories of people who achieved more than they ever thought possible, he claims that anyone can achieve consistent success on the job, on the playing field, or in any stressful situation. Using field research and case studies, he debunks some of the misunderstandings that pop-psychology creates regarding tools such as goal setting and stress management.

He claims that to not have the discomfort is an indicator that the person is not engaged enough or that the challenge is not providing enough pressure to matter to the person. Open Preview See a Problem? To help with his research on overachievement Eliot worked with clients from Merrill Lynch, Olympic athletes, top surgeons at the Texas Medical Center, and even Dave Matthews.

It’s about doing the things that make you uncomfortable and going the extra distance to be great at whatever it is you do. John rated it really liked it Oct 30,