Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride

Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride

A pioneering psychologist reveals how three emotions can provide the surest, quickest route to success in any realm.

A string of bestsellers have alerted us to the importance of grit – an ability to persevere and control one’s impulses that is so closely associated with greatness. But no book yet has charted the most accessible and powerful path to grit: our prosocial emotions. These feelings – gratitude, compassion and pride – are easier to generate than the willpower and self-denial that underpin traditional approaches to grit. And, while willpower is quickly depleted, prosocial emotions actually become stronger the more we use them. These emotions have another crucial advantage: they’re contagious. Those around us become more likely to apply them when we do.
 
As this myth-shattering book explains, prosocial emotions evolved specifically to help us resist immediate temptations in favor of long-term gains. Originally, they enabled us to build lasting relationships with other people, and they still do that brilliantly. But they can also be adapted to strengthen our bonds with our own future selves – who will benefit most from the grit we need to succeed in life. No matter what our goals are, EMOTIONAL SUCCESS can help us achieve them with greater ease and deeper satisfaction than we would have thought possible.
 

Title:Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780544703100
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  • Cindy Rollins

    This book may have cured me from reading self-help books forever. The scientific experiments conducted to prove his point were so agonizingly weak and unscientific you would almost think he thought sc...

  • Chris Russell

    This is a rather long-winded summary because I was taking notes as I was reading the book over the last few weeks. Overall I liked the content and learned a lot of practical stuff I can put into use. ...

  • Konrad Senf

    The book is an easy read, it contains some great ideas and potential information, and it provides some food for thought with regard to its main topic, so I'm not about to advise anyone against checkin...

  • Eric

    This is the type of book I thoroughly enjoy: one that helps me to view something in a completely new light and question some of my unknown assumptions. Ever since a transformation a few years ago I've...

  • Emily Goenner

    Really interesting discussion of how emotions can help the brain/people exercise will power, thoughtful decisions, and control. ...

  • Jorge Vela

    DeSteno does a great job at championing the idea that a specific set of "right emotions" - gratitude, compassion, and (authentic) pride - are crucial for achieving long-term success (emotionality, soc...

  • Drew

    Some interesting studies about how emotions like gratitude, compassion, and pride can help in your personal and professional life. Unfortunately, as a solution to everyday problems or as guidance on c...

  • Ridgewalker

    This book is for me life changing. I have spent my life with the working assumption that if I could just be self disciplined enough, with enough grit and perseverance then I could achieve my goals. Th...

  • Cameron

    Ok, book-learned to tell yourself how you feel (don't listen to your feeling). a little drawn out and kind of boring....

  • Mahmoud Ghoz

    The book is amazing and talking about the power of gratitude and how you can direct your emotions to help yourself succeed or your team.The book has a lot of expirments and nice results,some of them a...