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Suggested: Optional Reading Chapter 4: The Power of Self-Motivation

Chapter 4: The Power of Self-Motivation

Using the book as a companion to the course is optional, and your course progress won’t be affected if you choose not to. If you prefer not to use the companion book, please mark this step as complete and continue to the next step.

Optional reading for week 4

Chapter 4 (The Power of Self-Motivation) of the book, The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know by Paula Caproni. In addition to covering the materials you learned in the videos for this module, this chapter includes more details about the research about conscientiousness, grit, and the marshmallow studies, more details on academic performance work success, and health, including a case study of the founding of the online eyewear retailer Warby Parker – as well as more detailed strategies for developing your conscientiousness and grit. You can order the book online at several sites:



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