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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Even the dream with the lowest probability of being achieved can provide you with a lifetime of excitement, helping you step over the trivial disappointments in life, giving you something to work toward, making you feel content that you are living life to the fullest, right to the end of your days.

Trust your self, your skills, your dreams, and do overachievemebt.

Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More

And all utterly, hopelessly, wrong. The other main question comes from the confidence part; for every example in the book on successful mouthy individuals, one can think of several to whom outspoken confidence or arrogance the threshold is very subjective was a major blow professionally; The environment matters, too, not just your own mindset. Mark Anthony Migrino rated it really liked it Aug 02, I also found it particularly useful for thinking about pitching and performing in front of an audience.

Writing style for me was about a 2, just a little dry and boring. My mother, father and I have decided to start a book club for what they call self-help books and what I call psychology books: Sep 07, Matthew Lp added it. Kyinc rated it liked it Oct 24, 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.


I made the list in Goodreads here: Breaks down how the brain functions under pressure and how high performers execute. I’m curious to see, how people not using competitive sports to learn and evaluate the mental strategies presented in the book, whether they can really understand what the book is saying.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to hone their concentration and work a little harder. Develop a pre-performance routine to “make that transition into a state of intense, in-the-moment concentration, and to help you eliminate assessment, judgment, and critique.

Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

I found it really helpful to read and consider, especially at a point when I was struggling a little overachievemet. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for academics. Operate with a trusting mindset as a routine. 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.

Conversely, there are areas in the book that cause the reader some pause. Diversion BooksDec 1, – Self-Help. Focus on the outcome. Lists with This Book. Everyone in the world should read the chapter on dreams. As I got to the end of the book I definitely agreed him jonh he raised highly effective points. But, a person who takes on challenges that cause butterflies is engaging at a level that will give satisfaction during the process of performing and will be significant enough to lead to pride in one’s skill and overachievemfnt.


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. Of particular interest to me is his claim that the physical feelings of nervousness or butterflies in overachjevement stomach are performance enhancers that we should embrace and come to love, instead ovetachievement to avoid.

Eliot challenges the reader to disc Dr. Great book on the science of performance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Feb 18, Allysworld rated it really liked it.

Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More by John Eliot

It illustrates its many points with examples from the lives of famous people. A lot of the newer sports psychology I read about seems to align with eliiot of the ideas in this book.

It is belief in success, not social superiority. He claims people mistakenly avoid situations in which they feel this discomfort because they mistake them for anxiety.