Benjamin Hardy and his wife, Lauren, are the foster parents of three kids. In 2016, Benjamin was the #1 overall writer on Medium.com. His work has been featured at Forbes, Psychology Today, Fortune, Mashable, and others.
"My immediate response to the book's title was 'actually, willpower does work, ' as it is a key component of my own beliefs and success. . . . But upon reading Hardy's book, I like the way that he thinks. . . . I have enjoyed this book tremendously." enjoyed this book tremendously."--David K. Williams, Forbes "This is a must-grab book!!"--BuzzFeed A welcome prescription for those striving to overcome challenges and realize their aspirations.--Library Journal "If you only read one book in 2018, make it this one. . . . Benjamin Hardy helped me understand that the true power needed to accomplish anything doesn't come from willpower, rather from making a decision and a commitment. This book will help you accomplish more in less time than any other book--by changing your entire approach to confidence and personal commitment."--Inc. "Uncommonly thoughtful: that's what I think of when I read Benjamin Hardy's work. Get this book and you'll better understand how to be who you truly want to be."--Jimmy Soni, editor at the Observer and author of Rome's Last Citizen "Change your environment, change your life. Ben Hardy's book is a prescription for excellence and contains the hidden keys to success."--Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle Is the Way Praise for Willpower Doesn't Work "Benjamin Hardy is one of the leading voices on well-being and productivity. Willpower Doesn't Work is an insightful guide to help us thrive in today's world."--Arianna Huffington Praise for Willpower Doesn't Work "Uncommonly thoughtful: that's what I think of when I read Benjamin Hardy's work. Get this book and you'll better understand how to be who you truly want to be."--Jimmy Soni, editor at the Observer and author of Rome's Last Citizen Praise for The Proximity Effect "Uncommonly thoughtful: that's what I think of when I read Benjamin Hardy's work. Get this book and you'll better understand how to be who you truly want to be."--Jimmy Soni, editor at the Observer and author of Rome's Last Citizen "I am fascinated by all things performance. Everything Benjamin Hardy writes challenges me to stretch a little further and dig a little deeper."--Joe Jacobi, Olympic Gold Medalist and Performance Consultant "Benjamin Hardy leaves you feeling inspired-like you have no choice but to commit to what you believe you should do."--Richie Norton, bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid "Benjamin Hardy is one of the most read writers on Medium.com for good reason. He accomplishes something rare: the ability to blend practical actionable advice with a compelling voice. You're always better for having read something he's written."--Srinivas Rao, creator of The Unmistakable Creative and author of Unmistakable "In an age when few people think deeply about life, Benjamin Hardy is the exception. Read this book if you want to be better."--Jeff Goins, bestselling author of The Art of Work "As Seneca once said, 'Life without a design is erratic.' Benjamin Hardy is one of my favorite young writers because he shows interesting and effective ways to organize and design our lives so that we can live and be how we wish."--Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Tools of Titans, The Obstacle is the Way, and Ego is the Enemy "To get things done, we don't need willpower, only the power to begin doing it. Benjamin Hardy explains that mindfulness of context is more important, and that by consciously shaping your context, you have the greatest opportunity for personal growth."--Ellen Langer, international bestselling author of Mindfulness Praise for Benjamin Hardy "If you want to get more done, don't worry about willpower--focus on motivation. Challenging the dominant view of self-control as a muscle, Benjamin Hardy reveals that productivity is really about clarity and commitment."--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take