Relax. Set Goals. Remember a time and place when you were calm and successful. Don’t dwell on the difficulties or obstacles; focus on the outcome. Lose yourself to the Zone.


According to OVERACHIEVEMENT the new book by performance psychologist John Eliot, Ph.D., “Such self-improvement balderdash will do nothing but relegate you to a career in mediocrity. Overachievers don’t think reasonably, sensibly, or rationally.”

Dr. Eliot has discovered through years of cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience and real-world coaching, techniques such as goal-setting, relaxation, visualization, stress management, and flow just don’t work for most people. He’s proven that at high levels of business, medicine, entertainment, and sports, relaxing when the pressure is on is the wrong way to go.