SUCCESS : The Psychology of Achivement (PDF)

Contents

CHAPTER 1: A LIFE IN PROGRESS

THE MEANINGS OF SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT

  • What does success look like? /The diversity of fulfillment
  • A success pinboard/ Star traits of a thriving person
  • More or less successful / Setting your scale of achievement
  • Know your own mind / The success that works for you
  • A lifelong journey/ Success as a continuous process
  • Navigation skills/ Finding your success path
  • Clarify ing your aims/ Determining vour objectives
  • Work-life balance/ How to sort out your priorities
  • A working life/ Managing career ups and downs
  • Peer pressure / Does the support of others matter?
  • Achieving equilibrium / A broader spectrum
  • The challenges of gender / Different role expectations at home and work
  • Small steps / Staying focused on progress
  • Sustaining clarity/ Keeping your focus
  • Maintaining your routine/ Pay attention to what you need
  • Learning from mistakes/ Keeping things in perspective

CHAPTER 2: STARTING WITH YOU

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND THE POWER OF BELIEFS

  • Fulfillment in the round/ The whole-life picture
  • Positive habits/ Ways of thinking and being
  • True and actual selves/ The importance of looking within
  • Emotional intelligence/ Thinking with your feelings
  • The sideways mirror/ Seeing yourself as others see you
  • Delve deep/ Understanding the inner you
  • The power of grit/ Developing resilience
  • At ease with your mind/ Mindfulness, meditation, clarity, and confidence
  • Finding your passion/ Engagement, purpose, and meaning
  • When disagreements arise/ The harmony of conflict
  • Taking stock of your strengths/ Understanding your unique advantages
  • Nature versus nurture/ Are people born to succeed?

CHAPTER 3: HONE YOUR ATTITUDE

EXERCISE YOUR THINKING AND HARNESS YOUR SKILLS

  • Beating negative thinking / The power of optimism
  • Learning to trust yourself/ Confidence-building techniques
  • The value of leisure / Staying refreshed and invigorated
  • At ease with yourself / The importance of a healthy body image
  • Wild horses/ Dealing with your emotions
  • The art of self-control / Holding out against temptation
  • The warp factor / How stress can undermine success
  • Managing stress /Responding productively to pressure
  • In the zone /Making stress work for you
  • The enemy within / Combating self-defeating attitudes
  • Imposter syndrome /Accepting your own skills
  • Want to win or scared to lose? / When fear of failure is holding you back
  • Coping with failure /Changing your outlook
  • The terrified winner/ Dealing with the fear of success

CHAPTER 4: BASIC SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

AN EVERYDAY GUIDE TO EFFEC TIVENESS

  • A reed in the wind / The art of flexibility
  • Make your own luck / The art of opportunity
  • Taking it in stride / The art of acceptance
  • When times get tough / Coping skills
  • Time management / Priming yourself for success
  • Dealing with deadlines / How to focus on the challenge
  • Standing your ground / Learning to say “no”
  • Decision time / Balancing your choices
  • Active planning / Developing and refining your strategies
  • Taking the stage / Public speaking skills
  • Making a pitch / The art of selling
  • Safeguarding your team / How to protect your project
  • Taking charge / Management and leadership
  • Making memories / Maximizing your mental resources
  • Critical thinking / The power of skepticism
  • Knowing your blind spots / How to keep a rational perspective

CHAPTER 5: IN YOUR SIGHTS

GOAL SETTING AND GOAL GETTING

  • Master of your fate / Keeping yourself motivated
  • Thinking like a winner / Ten beliefs to motivate you
  • Beating procrastination / Using your time and resources well
  • The perils of perfectionism/ When it’s wrong to be right
  • Seeing your way /Visualization techniques
  • Catching a mood/  The power of emotional contagion
  • Finding flow / A state of engaged focus
  • Personal cost control / When to hold on, when to let go
  • Your evolving network / Maintaining a variety of relationships
  • Building your social capital/ Give yourself an edge
  • Creative responses / Finding inventive alternatives
  • Learning from failures/ How to keep an open mind
  • Avoiding burnout/ Sustaining your progress over time
  • Free time / Optimizing your leisure time to nurture success

CHAPTER 6: SUCCESS

A WHOLE-LIFE PROCESS

  • Building Resilience / Fortifying your inner reserves
  • Lifelong learning / The path of development
  • Feedback / Sharing ideas and hearing opinions
  • Listening skills / How to tune into what you hear
  • Mentors and guides / The value of mutual support
  • Credibility/ Talking the talk and walking the walk
  • Respect / Get others to recognize vour worth
  • The psychology of wealth / How do you relate to money?

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