Most authors berate us for lack of mental toughness. In my experience, mental toughness is overrated. Steve Pavlina is right: Your environment will eat your goals for breakfast.
It’s very, very true, but seldom talked about. That’s what Marshall discusses in this book: the fact that our environment is out to get us, why even smart people need structure, and a simple tool to help us override triggers that make us do things we’ll regret.
Recommended: Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Marshall Goldsmith