Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model
For Finishing Whatever You Start — Written by Steve Levinson, Ph.D. ,
Inventor of the MotivAider, & Peter Greider, M.Ed., Peak Performance Consultant.
Original print edition published by Kensington Publishing Corporation, 1998.
Second edition (2007) published by UP Publishing. (Now available in paperback, hardcover, enlarged text and ebook editions.)
About The Book
This pioneering work makes hamburger out of the self-improvement industry's
most sacred cows. It reveals the startling reason why good intentions so often
fizzle out; why knowledge and motivation are not enough.
Following Through presents bold new strategies
for following through in virtually every area of life. It gives readers a whole
new way of understanding and treating their own good intentions.
This is very profound work that you have accomplished and I found myself laughing, nodding, getting excited and coming in for a landing with a sobering pause. For as you say, "Adopting Intentions is Serious Business". This is not a book about "gimmicks". I felt like I was reading a hidden chapter in the owner's manual for my brain. Affirming, liberating, powerful."|
Organization and Productivity Specialist
... I continue to move forward with your ideas and their implications ...
... Whenever I hear someone apologize for something they haven’t done, with all the “should”’s, implied sinfulness, assumptions that somewhere, other GOOD people WERE getting this thing done, and promises to reform, I have this deep desire to shake them and say, “Did it ever occur to you that you’re not going to change? And that maybe the change needs to be in either the task, or the way you go about getting yourself to do it?”
You, instead of shaking them, have written a book, which is far more helpful. And your analysis of the nature of the problem has helped me do a much better job of designing solutions.
Excerpt From Chapter 1 - Poor Follow Through: It's No Laughing Matter
...We uncovered a fundamental truth about the human mind -
a basic fact that's ignored by the myriad of self-improvement experts and programs
that invite us in, excite our hopes, and then leave us flat. We found out why
we humans so often get nothing but disappointment in return for the sizable
investment we make in self-improvement; why we so often allow our very best
goals and plans to get lost in the shuffle and fade away; why we always seem
to have more wisdom than we use.
We learned that, contrary to conventional
wisdom, poor follow through is not caused primarily by a lack of willpower,
insufficient motivation, low self-esteem, fear of success, or deep, dark character
defects. We learned that poor follow through is not our fault! It's caused,
amazingly, by the paradoxical way the human mind is designed.
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Kudos for Following Through
"Finally, a book about improving performance that doesn't sugarcoat
the truth. It not only calls a spade a spade, it shows you how to actually use the
spade to dig in and get the job done."
James J. Nemec, CLU, ChFC
VP, Agency Development
Northwestern Mutual Life
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