21 Days of Tips about Willpower

Priming Thoughts About Your Goals A good way to combat thought distortions is to regularly prime your thinking about your big goal/value so that these thoughts are as salient for you in decision moments as...

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You probably already know some of the emotions that precipitate willpower failures for you. Even if you think you already understand them well, you’ll probably want to develop a more intimate and sophisticated understanding of...

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Willpower Tips, Day 8

March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Studies have shown that if you only think about behavior you’ve done that’s consistent with your willpower goal, you’re likely to end up doing behavior that’s inconsistent with your goal. You need to record your...

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Sometimes making a very small tweak will make something feel like a lot less effort to do. Here’s a few examples from my own life. – I started buying passata (sieved, crushed tomato in a...

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The following strategies take willpower to do, but pay you back for that initial investment many times over by giving you more willpower capacity for any willpower-related decisions you’re making in your life. Note that...

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Willpower Day 5, Dopamine.

March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Behavior is typically motivated by some type of reward/reinforcement. What motivates people to buy scratch and win tickets? It’s the anticipation of possible reward. Actual reward (i.e., actually winning) might never have been experienced. The...

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the next time you’re experiencing the “Oh Bugger It Effect,” while it’s occurring. The Oh Bugger It Effect refers to when you’re in the...

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Willpower Tips, Day 3, Decision Making

March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

In order to achieve your willpower goal… What do you need to say Yes to? What do you need say No to? Answering these questions will help you identify your decision points. Examples: If your...

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***Before you start this exercise, identify ONE willpower challenge that you want to think about these tips in relation to. Keep this focus for the duration of the 21 Days. Splitting your focus is not...

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Day 1 of 21 Days of Tips about Willpower.

March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

‎21 Days of Tips about Willpower: Day 1. For most people, their willpower is highest in the morning and gets worn down as the day progresses. (It gets depleted through all the use of it...

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