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06-13-2012, 02:13 AM
This is a good, short article about recent research on willpower!


"A willingness to do better than you have been doing, rather than a will to do better, can be your best asset."

06-13-2012, 10:37 AM
Great article!!!

Maybe I will give this a try. ;)

06-13-2012, 08:00 PM
This really hit home for me:

I noticed that often when clients were most desperate to make changes (“I will lose 15 pounds!”), they would quit making efforts as soon as they had a little setback. On the other hand, those clients who were maybe a little less determined and a little more flexible often succeeded. The journey became an exciting one, rather than a process that left them feeling
guilty and defeated...

When we “use our willpower” toward a goal, we can quickly feel guilty and embarrassed if we start to fall short. If, on the other hand, we keep an open mind about what we might accomplish, we feel like any positive moves we make are getting us ahead of expectations and thus are “wins.”

06-14-2012, 10:24 AM
I read this last night. It is a great article. Thanks for posting!