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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John Eliot (psychologist)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The author’s voice is positive, encouraging, and inspiring as well. However, I do recommend this book if you can get through it. Refresh and try again. To quote the book blurb: There is a difference between training mode and performance. Eliot doesn’t want to tell his readers a 12 step plan to success. Very inspiring and very bold take on performance beyond ordinary. There were moments where he made me laugh out loud.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 04, Sambasivan rated it it was amazing. Content alone would have gotten between a 4 and 5 star. He claims people mistakenly avoid situations in which they feel this discomfort because they mistake them for anxiety.

I was drawn to this book because I experience pre-performance jitters, especially before dates and exams.

Overachievement: The Science of Working Less to Accomplish More – John Eliot, PhD – Google Books

John Eliot of Rice University. 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. But I was nicely surprised. My ultimate goal is to be a person who steps up and does more things so that I will have fewer regrets whenever I come to the end of my life.


Excellence starts with the state of one’s mind, and the points laid out in Overachievement are simple, to the point, no nonsense, and poignant. Want to know how Tiger Woods is different than you?

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BK in Boulder rated it it was amazing Leiot 28, He doesn’t believe there is such a thing. Feb 12, Dasist Winter rated it really liked it. The ideas can be distilled and skimmed and still fall into the almost-cheesy category at timesbut overall, one of the better books on achievement.

Eliot has one broad goa in the book—”getting your mind ready to perform”—and he admits everyone will need to find an approach to what he calls “the Trusting Mindset” based on their unique passions and commitments. Eliot himself is great writer as well. Lists with This Book. Everyone in the world should johm the chapter on dreams. Butterflies Are a Good Thing. Revel in being weird- extraordinary people are away from ordinary. Personally, I find this to be a convincing book that I intend to pursue over time, to think about how to incorporate the author’s insights into my way of doing things.

A lot of his stuff though is well thought out and connects with a ovverachievement of the Writing style lacked something Interesting topics in the book, some I definitely whole heartedly agreed with while others I thought were just babble. Eliot’s reasoning is that success will come from the process of joyfully pursuing the thing one loves. Still, thoughtful training is valuable as preparation.

Eliot challenges the reader to discover the thing he or she actually loves to do and to invest all of the self into excelling at it. Writing style for me was about a 2, just a little dry and boring.

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If the book gets this fliot so wrong most of this “case” is wholly inaccuratethen one tends to ask, where else in the book might there be such inaccuracies? Put all overachisvement eggs in one basket. Overachiveement can’t even begin to describe how awesome this book is. Relaxing when the pressure is on is the wrong way to go. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat From inside the book. It’s arousal will enh Invaluable insights. 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.

Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

He does present compelling examples from his own career as a performance consultant as well as other tales from the worlds of business and sport. Rather than spending mental energy trying to quash this reaction, Eliot says, I should stay focused on the task at hand, remaining confident in their abilities in order to rise to what the subconscious recognizes as a momentous occasion.

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 overachiebement of the examples in the book come from or in working life in general.

It is definitely outside of my normal reading genres, but I don’t regret reading it. You will waste a lot of time, be an inefficient performer, and likely assume you need to manage your time better. May 15, Randy rated overachieveent it was amazing.