Willpower is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets
Do you wake up in the morning with good intentions?
Today’s the day that I’m going to start running.
Today’s the day that I’m going to get my paperwork in order.
Today’s the day that I’m going to cut out chocolate.
But come the evening, you’re completely shattered, the kids are driving you crazy, and low and behold, none of it has been done, despite your good intentions.
And you feel like you’ve failed yourself again.
The good news is, the only thing that stands between you and your goals is willpower.
It’s not that some people have it and some people don’t.
We all have willpower. And it’s a skill you can develop.
In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about willpower and the determination to succeed.
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Tell us in the comments. What erodes your willpower? What do you keep planning to do, but keep putting off?
Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!
Lisa York x
EXPERIMENT: Stanford Marshmallow experiment
ARTICLE: Blame it on the Brain in The Wall Street Journal (which mentions the healthy vs. unhealthy snack experiment)
PROFILE: Roy Baumeister, social psychologist
PROFILE: Tony Robbins, motivational speaker and self-development author
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