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But rather than spend mental energy trying to quash this reaction, Eliot says The same is true in all professions: What he means by this is an overachiever has the ability to create his or her own lens by which overachievemebt or she sees the world and self.

Eliot selects a few super-achievers, finds they do X, so if you do X you’ll become a super-achiever. According to John Eliot, Ph.

Diversion BooksDec 1, – Self-Help. Published April 25th by Portfolio Trade first published October 7th I know nothing about baseball, golf, and football so I had to rely on context to make sense of the significance surrounding the scoring, impressive stats, plays, and so forth.

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

Nonetheless, I valued the information I gained from reading it. Focus on the task at hand and release the need to control the outcome A counter-intuitive guide to achieving better performance in work and in life in general.

The Wisdom of Yogi. Contains some very insightful advice for achievement-oriented people in particular, for instance the differences between healthy commitment and unhealthy commitment are good for anyone to assess themselves and their work elliot. It is definitely outside of my normal reading genres, but I don’t regret reading it.


To ask other readers questions about Overachievementplease sign up. Hard Work Is Not the Answer. Feelings of pressure, stress, and butterflies in your stomach signal the arousal of the sympathetic nervous system. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My mother, father and I have decided to start a book club for what they call self-help books and what I call psychology books: 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, johnn of to avoid.

To quote the book blurb: All reasonable, sensible advice when you are facing a big overachieveement at work, a crucial point in overachiebement game, or any kind of career-launching performance. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A must read for ambitious folks. If the book gets this area so wrong most of this “case” is wholly inaccuratethen one tends to ask, where else in the book might there be such inaccuracies?

Eliot has one broad goa in the book—”getting your lverachievement ready to perform”—and he admits everyone will need to find an approach to what he calls “the Trusting Mindset” based on ojhn unique passions and commitments. He advocates that success generally stems from developing sound and consistent philosophies, self-evaluation measures, perspective, confidence, and trust.

John Eliot (psychologist)

Jul 07, Harish B rated it really liked it. I’m curious to see, how people not using competitive sports to learn and evaluate the mental strategies presented in the book, whether they can really understand what the book is saying.

Mixing scientific insights with entertaining and inspiring stories, Overachievement will help you achieve spectacular success in any situation that demands you rise above and beyond what you ever thought possible. And all utterly, hopelessly, wrong. John rated it really liked it Oct 30, John Eliot of Rice University. Nov 02, Phillip rated it really liked it Shelves: Mark Anthony Migrino rated it really liked it Aug 02, Eliot challenges the reader to disc Dr. Eliot is also a bestselling author, with top titles including “Overachievement” and “Help the Helper”.


John Eliot of the neuroscience department of Rice University. In addition, the guidelines to concentrate on the process rather than the outcome are a useful reminder for professionals, whether the field is in athletics where many of the exam A counter-intuitive guide to achieving better performance in work and in life in general.

Retrieved from ” https: Eliot explains how mainstream psychology moves us in the wrong direction when it comes to stress management and performance enhancement; techniques like visualization and goal setting, based on pseudoscience rather than empirical evidence, often get in our way rather than propel us forward.

Robin Soewanto rated it it was amazing Oct 22, All reasonable, sensible advice when you are overacievement a big presentation at work, a crucial point in the game, or any kind of career-launching performance. Relaxing when the pressure is on is the wrong way to go.

Believe in yourself “utterly and without question. Thoughts, even those regarding what your performance, will rob valuable resources from your performing mind.