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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The antithesis of every self-improvement guru. He describes overachievers as exceptional thinkers.

I felt I could put into practice what I read without feeling overwhelmed or confused. Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of elite individual performers. Views Read Edit View history.

Dr. John Eliot, Ph.D. presents Overachievement

Revel in being weird- extraordinary people are away from ordinary. So, the book caters more to a male audience who is familiar with all these sports and their logistics. I made the list in Goodreads here: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Embracing the Last TabooBeing as Unrealistic. The book provides more tools for the reader to move toward a life of overachievement. I know nothing about baseball, golf, and football so I had to rely on context to make se Excellence starts with the state of one’s mind, and the points laid out in Overachievement are simple, to the point, no nonsense, and poignant.

For me, the past few months have been a time of reflection about the things I have done and the things I want to accomplish in order to make my overqchievement the best decade of my life. Lists with This Book. I appreciated the plethora of examples in this book, but I must admit, I got lost with all the sports references. Eliot’s “Overachievement” is just the thing to read on the eave of one’s 50th birthday.

John Eliot (psychologist)

To quote the book blurb: I’ve never been into self-help books overachhievement I’ve never liked being told what I should and shouldn’t feel or what I should or shouldn’t do to be a certain way. Jul 04, Gala Asis overacievement it it was amazing. Even if they dont achieve overahcievement results right away, readers from all walks of life should find it easier to hone their concentration and work a little harder.


With the desire to do things I was attracted to this book written by performance in business, sports, entertainment, etc. 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.

Mixing scientific insights with entertaining overachievemeng inspiring stories, Overachievement will help you achieve spectacular success in any situation that demands you rise above and beyond what you ever thought possible.

Want to know how Tiger Woods is different than you? Diversion BooksDec 1, – Self-Help. There will be time to evaluate your actions later.

To help with his research on overachievement Eliot worked with clients from Merrill Lynch, Olympic athletes, top surgeons at the Texas Medical Center, and even Dave Matthews. One of my all-time favorites. Focus on the actions of the moment utterly. Waste no time overachievemment every step- trust Awesome. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Eliot explains how mainstream psychology moves us in the wrong Mostly an Awesome book with interesting ideas. Instead he says it’s the individual’s choice on how they change, he just gives the reader examples of how other people think exceptionally. This is an excellent book that talks about how overachievers break from the crowd, and how conventional wisdom keeps us.

Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More – John Eliot – Google Books

Personally, I find this to be a convincing book that I intend to pursue over time, to think about how to incorporate the author’s insights into my way of doing things. 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 accomplishment.


A lot of the newer sports psychology I read about seems to align with many of the ideas in this book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Most people have experienced pre-performance jitters, whether they come before a date, an exam or a business presentation. John Eliot of Rice University. Rather than spending mental energy trying to quash this reaction, Eliot says, I should stay focused on the task at hand, remaining confident in their abilities in order to rise to what the subconscious recognizes as a momentous occasion.

Mar 23, Eliot Burdett rated it it was amazing Shelves: Channel your inner-squirrel to tap into your true ability to kick butt. When it is time to perform the performer focuses only upon performance, everything else, including self-evaluation is a distraction that detracts from instead of adding to the action in hand. I also found it particularly useful for thinking about pitching and performing in front of an audience. Thoughts, even those regarding what your performance, will rob valuable resources from your performing mind.

Dec 08, Elisabeth Sepulveda rated it really liked it Shelves: Nonetheless, I valued the information I gained from reading it.

Feelings of pressure, stress, and butterflies in your stomach signal the arousal of overacyievement sympathetic nervous system. He knows his stuff. May 15, Randy rated it it was amazing.