The Achievement Habit : Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

The Achievement Habit : Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

eBook - 2015
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The co-founder of the Stanford d.School, applying extraordinary insights that stem from design thinking, leads readers through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations and exercises that will help them gain confidence and achieve goals they never thought possible.

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The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends.

In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we’ve always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including:

  • Don’t try—DO;
  • Excuses are self-defeating;
  • Believe you are a doer and achiever and you’ll become one;
  • Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish;
  • Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals;
  • Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you;
  • And more.

The brain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerfulThe Achievement Habit shows you how.


The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends.

In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we’ve always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including:

  • Don’t try—DO;
  • Excuses are self-defeating;
  • Believe you are a doer and achiever and you’ll become one;
  • Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish;
  • Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals;
  • Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you;
  • And more.

The brain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerful The Achievement Habit shows you how.



Publisher: Harperbusiness,, 2015
ISBN: 9780062356123
0062356127
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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PimaLib_JenM Jun 06, 2016

Yoda, that wise soul said, "Do or do not, there is no try." What you do defines you. Learn how to do more!

If you're one of those people who wants to make change in your life, but you don't even know how to *think* about doing it, this book can help. Don't let the title scare you. You don't have to be an "achiever" to get something out of this book. Think of achieving as "doing." Think of doing as a valuable act in an of itself.

What I really like about the book is that Roth gives concrete tools and exercises and ways of thinking, all based on his experience at the amazing Stanford d.school, that anyone can really use to overcome obstacles (internal ones are killer!) to making our lives what we really want them to be.

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