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Success The Psychology of Achievement

Book Description

Success: The Psychology of Achievement is a dynamic infographic guide that equips you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success, whether you are seeking improvement in your career, relationships, or in your overall performance.

Give your confidence a boost, master your resources, and raise your self-awareness with proven psychological strategies and expert advice. From positive thinking to work-life balance to learning how to say no, the lessons learned from this guide are tailored to your personal situation through questionnaires and self-analysis exercises. Infographic illustrations and diagrams make the information comprehensible, and quick, practical pointers enable you to apply techniques immediately.

Grounded in scientific study, psychological expertise, and practical advice, Success: The Psychology of Achievement can help you improve your effectiveness and transform your future.

Table of Contents

  1. FOREWORD
  2. CHAPTER 1 | A LIFE IN PROGRESS: THE MEANINGS OF SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT
    1. What does success look like? The diversity of fulfillment
    2. A success pinboard: Star traits of a thriving person
    3. More or less successful: Setting your scale of achievement
    4. Know your own mind: The success that works for you
    5. A lifelong journey: Success as a continuous process
    6. Navigation skills: Finding your success path
    7. Clarifying your aims: Determining your objectives
    8. Work-life balance: How to sort out your priorities
    9. A working life: Managing career ups and downs
    10. Peer pressure: Does the support of others matter?
    11. Achieving equilibrium: A broader spectrum
    12. The challenges of gender: Different role expectations at home and work
    13. Small steps: Staying focused on progress
    14. Sustaining clarity: Keeping your focus
    15. Maintaining your routine: Pay attention to what you need
    16. Learning from mistakes: Keeping things in perspective
  3. CHAPTER 2 | STARTING WITH YOU: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND THE POWER OF BELIEFS
    1. Fulfillment in the round: The whole-life picture
    2. Positive habits: Ways of thinking and being
    3. True and actual selves: The importance of looking within
    4. Emotional intelligence: Thinking with your feelings
    5. The sideways mirror: Seeing yourself as others see you
    6. Delve deep: Understanding the inner you
    7. The power of grit: Developing resilience
    8. At ease with your mind: Mindfulness, meditation, clarity, and confidence
    9. Finding your passion: Engagement, purpose, and meaning
    10. When disagreements arise: The harmony of conflict
    11. Taking stock of your strengths: Understanding your unique advantages
    12. Nature versus nurture: Are people born to succeed?
  4. CHAPTER 3 | HONE YOUR ATTITUDE: EXERCISE YOUR THINKING AND HARNESS YOUR SKILLS
    1. Beating negative thinking: The power of optimism
    2. Learning to trust yourself: Confidence-building techniques
    3. The value of leisure: Staying refreshed and invigorated
    4. At ease with yourself: The importance of a healthy body image
    5. Wild horses: Dealing with your emotions
    6. The art of self-control: Holding out against temptation
    7. The warp factor: How stress can undermine success
    8. Managing stress: Responding productively to pressure
    9. In the zone: Making stress work for you
    10. The enemy within: Combating self-defeating attitudes
    11. Imposter syndrome: Accepting your own skills
    12. Want to win or scared to lose? When fear of failure is holding you back
    13. Coping with failure: Changing your outlook
    14. The terrified winner: Dealing with the fear of success
  5. CHAPTER 4 | BASIC SKILLS FOR SUCCESS: AN EVERYDAY GUIDE TO EFFECTIVENESS
    1. A reed in the wind: The art of flexibility
    2. Make your own luck: The art of opportunity
    3. Taking it in stride: The art of acceptance
    4. When times get tough: Coping skills
    5. Time management: Priming yourself for success
    6. Dealing with deadlines: How to focus on the challenge
    7. Standing your ground: Learning to say “no”
    8. Decision time: Balancing your choices
    9. Active planning: Developing and refining your strategies
    10. Taking the stage: Public speaking skills
    11. Making a pitch: The art of selling
    12. Safeguarding your team: How to protect your project
    13. Taking charge: Management and leadership
    14. Making memories: Maximizing your mental resources
    15. Critical thinking: The power of skepticism
    16. Knowing your blind spots: How to keep a rational perspective
  6. CHAPTER 5 | IN YOUR SIGHTS: GOAL SETTING AND GOAL GETTING
    1. Master of your fate: Keeping yourself motivated
    2. Thinking like a winner: Ten beliefs to motivate you
    3. Beating procrastination: Using your time and resources well
    4. The perils of perfectionism: When it’s wrong to be right
    5. Seeing your way: Visualization techniques
    6. Catching a mood: The power of emotional contagion
    7. Finding flow: A state of engaged focus
    8. Personal cost control: When to hold on, when to let go
    9. Your evolving network: Maintaining a variety of relationships
    10. Building your social capital: Give yourself an edge
    11. Creative responses: Finding inventive alternatives
    12. Learning from failures: How to keep an open mind
    13. Avoiding burnout: Sustaining your progress over time
    14. Free time: Optimizing your leisure time to nurture success
  7. CHAPTER 6 | SUCCESS: A WHOLE-LIFE PROCESS
    1. Building Resilience: Fortifying your inner reserves
    2. Lifelong learning: The path of development
    3. Feedback: Sharing ideas and hearing opinions
    4. Listening skills: How to tune into what you hear
    5. Mentors and guides: The value of mutual support
    6. Credibility: Talking the talk and walking the walk
    7. Respect: Get others to recognize your worth
    8. The psychology of wealth: How do you relate to money?
    9. Good friends: The value of supportive relationships
    10. Successful in love? Making romance work for you
    11. Creating a balance: Work, home, and a whole self
    12. Success for life: How well-being helps us
  8. Sources and bibliography
  9. Copyright