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The Plateau Effect

Getting From Stuck to Success
Sullivan, Bob, 1968- (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"The Plateau Effect is a powerful law of nature that affects everyone. Learn to identify plateaus and break through any stagnancy in your life-- from diet and exercise, to work, to relationships. The Plateau Effect shows how athletes, scientists, therapists, companies, and musicians around the world are learning to break through their plateaus--to turn off the forces that cause people to "get used to" things--and turn on human potential and happiness in ways that seemed impossible. The book identifies three key flattening forces that generate plateaus, two principles to guide readers in engineering a plateau's destruction, and three actions to take to achieve peak behavior. It helps us to stop wasting time on things that are no longer of value and to focus on the things that leverage our time and energy in spectacular ways. Anything you want to do better--play guitar, make friends, communicate with your children, run a business--you can accomplish faster by understanding the plateau effect"--
Authors: Sullivan, Bob, 1968-
Statement of Responsibility: Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson
Title: The plateau effect
getting from stuck to success
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2013], ©2013
Characteristics: xxi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical information (pages 263-285) and index
Summary: "The Plateau Effect is a powerful law of nature that affects everyone. Learn to identify plateaus and break through any stagnancy in your life-- from diet and exercise, to work, to relationships. The Plateau Effect shows how athletes, scientists, therapists, companies, and musicians around the world are learning to break through their plateaus--to turn off the forces that cause people to "get used to" things--and turn on human potential and happiness in ways that seemed impossible. The book identifies three key flattening forces that generate plateaus, two principles to guide readers in engineering a plateau's destruction, and three actions to take to achieve peak behavior. It helps us to stop wasting time on things that are no longer of value and to focus on the things that leverage our time and energy in spectacular ways. Anything you want to do better--play guitar, make friends, communicate with your children, run a business--you can accomplish faster by understanding the plateau effect"--
Subject Headings: Self-actualization (Psychology) Success Psychological aspects Achievement motivation Learning, Psychology of Performance PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology. bisacsh SELF-HELP / Time Management. bisacsh
Topical Term: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Success
Achievement motivation
Learning, Psychology of
Performance
PSYCHOLOGY Applied Psychology
SELF-HELP Time Management
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Herbert H
LCCN: 2012038324
ISBN: 9780525952800
0525952802
Branch Call Number: 158.1 S
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Aug 06, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I found this to be an amazing book! When a book is educational and entertaining at the same time what more could one ask for? The authors have taken a simple problem, applicable to all spheres of life, the plateau effect. What is it? It is the failure which inevitably follows a period of success. The authors have mentioned a complex reason for it, and solved it using Mathematics, in simple layman's language. What made the book particularly readable for me is the sense of humor with which the authors have presented their explanations. I'm all agog to apply the 'plateau effect's busting' in my life and benefit from it.

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