The self-discipline model: a simple guide to defeating procrastination, achieving your goals and getting the life you want

The Self-Discipline Blueprint: A Simple Guide to Beat Procrastination, Achieve Your Goals, and Get the Life You Want by [Edblad, Patrik]

I absolutely loved the idea of ​​the basics. There is no sense in teaching self-discipline if you sleep 4 hours a day. In fact, it makes no sense to teach you something when you are constantly deprived of sleep.
What good is it to teach you about self-discipline, if you are so obese that every trip to the fridge is a challenge for you or if you put your body's biochemistry with regular strokes of sugar or energy drinks?
Take care of the basics only after you can start your game. If you have problems with self-discipline (and you have them, why would you want to reach that book?), Pay close attention to this part of the book. There is little sense in applying advanced techniques if the basics are neglected.

But, as usual with my reviews, some against:

CONS
1. Self-help vocabulary.
Patrik's tendency to use self-help vocabulary is unlucky.
"But why do you want to keep 'Mo' happy?"
For people who do not study personal development, the above is a kind of blabber. For those familiar with "The Compound Effect", it is a great reference. Go to understand.

2. Language.
Above all at one point, I was surprised. The question: "Do you have what it takes?" bombarded from nothing. This should be a self-discipline program for people who do not yet have self-discipline. So readers, discouraged by their history, can respond to a resounding "No!" and stop reading.
The point of this book is to teach you so you have what you need. Do not ask if you already have it or pointed your fingers at you.
For everyone discouraged out there: apply the advice of this book and you will acquire self-discipline.

3. Not very personal.
It makes no sense to avoid gatekeepers if you can not smuggle something they would not include. This book, and it is NOT a eulogy of my language, could well be published by Harper Collins or another Big5. Meh, I know Patrik could do better. From this book, it is quite clear that he has mastered self-discipline in an iterative way, so he should have a lot of personal stories to share.

PROFESSIONALS
"The self-regulatory model" has too many advantages to list them all.

1. Awareness is a foundation.
I agree so.
"Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves, their strengths, their values ​​and how they behave the best." - Peter F. Drucker
And this self-knowledge comes from awareness in the first place. If you do not know yourself, it is impossible to be self-disciplined. You can not improve your life on autopilot. You have to think about what you do every day.

2. Body and health.
And your health is a pillar. Look around; How many people do you see who take care of themselves?
In my work, around 40% of my colleagues are in shape. And half of them are only suitable because they are young, have a fast metabolism and do not do anything extreme (like eating two donuts a day).
Of these remaining 20%, I doubt that there are 3 out of 30 people who cover all the bases when it comes to living healthily. I fully agree with the author: if you feel shattered because you are often sick, you always sleep deprived or significantly overweight, it makes no sense to try to improve your self-discipline, if you do not first apply it to your health. When your body is your enemy, everything is more difficult.

3. Self-kindness.
I felt that I should be nice to myself many times, but I always ignored it. I'm my most severe critic. Nobody speaks to me as loud as myself.
During the reading of "The Self-Discipline Blueprint", this advice has penetrated for the first time in my big skull. Perhaps, just maybe, I will become a little easier on myself as a result.

4. 15 strategies.
They are all healthy. They are all illustrated with compelling stories. It's not just dry facts. As I read, I found myself nodding in agreement many times.

5. An audio textbook.
At the end of each chapter, there is a summary and action plan, so you will not be overwhelmed.
Use the "self-discipline model" as a textbook. Read it once and then study it. Choose a strategy, apply it and then implement another. The structure of the book allows you to do it. In fact, it is structured in a targeted way, so you can do exactly that.

6. A fast reading.
I abhor thick volumes that cover the sound tips with hundreds of pages of blabber. This is the sin of a common publisher, so they can justify inflated prices by the number of pages.
Another common sin (this time of self-publishers) is to turn a book into a sales pitch. The authors fill their books with "free resources" and announce their "advanced programs" on every other page.
You will not find any in this book. It is not just the right size, it is also very well structured.
While under 150 pages, it covers all angles. While some aspects are not treated in depth, and I felt a bit of dissatisfaction because I already knew more, this is a project, not an encyclopedia. Even if you apply 50% of the tactics mentioned in "The self-discipline model", you will find your hands full.

This book is a solid work. I give them 4 stars, but you should read them as 4 star beds on Goodreads: "I loved it."
"The Self-Discipline Blueprint" has some minor drawbacks, but it's really what it says it is: a plan for self-discipline development.

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