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Cofounder of the Stanford d.school Bernie Roth shows you how the power of design thinking can help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

Did you know that achievement can be learned? As Bernie Roth explains, achievement is a muscle. And once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and reach your goals.

Based on a legendary course Roth has taught at Stanford University for several decades, The Achievement Habit employs the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking to help us realize the power we all have within to change our lives for the better. By ridding ourselves of issues that stand in the way of reaching our full potential, we gain the confidence finally to do things we’ve always wanted to do. Combining design thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication skills, and life adjustments, readers will learn:

  • Why trying and doing are two different things
  • Why using reasons (excuses), even legitimate ones, to explain one’s behavior is self-defeating
  • How to change your self-image into one of a doer and achiever
  • How subtle language changes can resolve existential dilemmas and barriers to action
  • How to build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish
  • How to be open to learning from your own experience and from those around you

Our behavior and relationships can be transformed—if we choose to, we can be mindful and control our intentions to create habits that make our lives better. And with this thoughtful book as your guide, you can.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Achievement Habit is a masterpiece in describing how to think creatively and fulfill your life’s ambitions.”

    Paul Hait, entrepreneur and Olympic gold medalist

  • “Offers an accessible primer to the basic elements of design theory, based on the premise that ‘achievement can be learned’…For those struggling to achieve, it’s certainly a place to start.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An inspirational and practical guide on how to fulfill goals despite obstacles and challenges…Case studies throughout focus on how to avoid self-defeating behavior and advance. Verdict: Roth’s excellent advice on how to overcome obstacles and triumph should be of interest to readers college age and up.”

    Library Journal

  • “Tested methods for obtaining the life you really want…Roth pulls together years of experience in teaching students and professionals how to accomplish more out of life and presents those findings in a clear narrative…By presenting situations that show how others have succeeded when using these tactics, Roth makes it easy for readers to follow suit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Bernard Roth is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering and the academic director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school) at Stanford University. He is a leading expert in kinematics, the science of motion, and one of the world’s pioneers in the area of robotics. In addition, he has created courses that allow students to directly gain understanding and experience about personal issues that matter to them. Bernie is also the primary developer of the concept of the Creativity Workshop. For more than thirty years this workshop has been a vehicle for him to take the experiential teaching he developed at Stanford to students, faculty, and professionals around the world. He is an in-demand speaker at conferences and workshops globally, has served as a director of several corporations, and has been a leader in professional societies.