Book Review: Success – The Psychology of Achievement by Dr. Deborah Olson
Author: Dr. Deborah Olson
Publisher: DK Publishing
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
My first impression of Success – The Psychology of Achievement was that I was surprised and happy about the sheer volume of information that this book contains. There is a lot to read here, so I suggest that you take your time working yourself through every chapter. This is not a book to rush through, but that is a good thing.
I loved that the Author is trying to convey the importance of defining one’s own definition of success. Success is such an ambiguous word, that can mean so many things, so any growth or goal setting journey needs to start with the personal definition of what success is.
What I also enjoyed very much was, how the book is structured. It is kept in small, bite-sized, yet powerful mini-chapter-style, which contain a lot of information without any fluff while highlighting the content with visuals and practical exercises as well as potential applications. This is especially useful in today’s world were our already lowered attention span is torn between too many obligations to have time to sit down and read for a large chunk of time.
How much you will get out of this book, however, depends on you. You can read it, and nod in agreement or you can apply all of the useful strategies contained within. If you are willing to do the work you can use Success – The Psychology of Achievement as your guide to gaining what you want.
P.S. I was happy to see that Dr. Olson also included a chapter about mindfulness!
5 out of 5 Stars
Success: The Psychology of Achievement is a dynamic infographic guide that equips you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success, whether you are seeking improvement in your career, relationships, or in your overall performance.
Give your confidence a boost, master your resources, and raise your self-awareness with proven psychological strategies and expert advice. From positive thinking to work-life balance to learning how to say no, the lessons learned from this guide are tailored to your personal situation through questionnaires and self-analysis exercises. Infographic illustrations and diagrams make the information comprehensible, and quick, practical pointers enable you to apply techniques immediately.
Grounded in scientific study, psychological expertise, and practical advice, Success: The Psychology of Achievement can help you improve your effectiveness and transform your future.