Tamed: Effective Self-Control Strategies in One Book
28 March 2021
I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved reading this book about effective self-control strategies! In a certain aspect it is very similar to The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene, but the thing that differs quite a lot is that it just focuses on the self rather than all of humanity. After all, the subtitle of the book reads, ‘Effective self-control strategies to tame your Dark Horse and keep you focused, motivated, and in control.’
It is a long subtitle, but it describes the book so very well! The strategies are almost endless in this book.
My Thoughts About Tamed and its Effective Self-Control Strategies
Here are some of my thoughts about the main point of Tamed directly taken from my notes using RemNote,
‘The more you discover what your Dark Horse wants, the more you know exactly who you are and what you desire. At times you can sate those desires, and in others, you will need to numb those desires to accomplish what you want. In the end, you have to find a balance between sating your Dark Horse and controlling it. It is, of course, better if you sate your Dark Horse after you have accomplished what you need to accomplish. This is a reward for your Dark Horse’s good behavior which will make it much easier for you to control in the future.’
EFFECTIVE SELF-CONTROL STRATEGIES, SYSTEMS, & FRAMEWORKS
The core guiding manual of this book is easily broken down into five steps.
Define a goal you want to achieve
Pre-commit to commit
Define all the sub-goals or the lead measures you must achieve in order to achieve your big goal
Clearly Define how you will measure your progress towards your goal
Identify areas of conflict between your dark horse’s desires and your ultimate goal
To understand all five of these steps in-depth, I highly recommend reading the book. And by no means is this the only system or framework from Tamed.
I’d like to share a few more effective self-control strategies the author has created. It’s a clever and easy-to-remember acronym.
The EAT system
E represents the environment
A represents our actions
T represents the way we think
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The author then goes about breaking down each of these systems into clearly explained sections of the book.
If you like books that have very good descriptions and explanations as well as strategies that you can apply in your own life then Tamed is an amazing book of choice.
Tamed has got the BookMattic stamp of approval. It’s a book I will put on my top list of recommended books as well as one that I will surely revisit and I recommend that you do the same.
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