Boosting Willpower: Getting a Handle on Your Compulsive Behavior

Boosting Willpower - Resisting the 3 o clock dance party by Laura Stack #productivity

"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive, no matter what they feel, by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt, or fear." -- Dan Millman, American author. Did you know that you have a limited supply of willpower—and that when you use it up, it's gone until you replenish it? That's the conclusion of Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. in "The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do to Get More of It" and Roy F. Baumeister in "Willpower: Rediscovering The Greatest Human Strength,” who have studied the issue. Believe it or not, even something as simple as deciding between a pumpkin spice latte and a Frappuccino, or what you want for lunch, can use up part of your day's limited supply of willpower. Interestingly, your willpower also … [Read more...]