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Willpower Part III: How to Strengthen Your Willpower and 20 Ways to Conserve It

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the first post in this series, we discussed the nature of willpower, noting that is a real mental energy. In the second post, we explored the way in which this mental energy is a finite resource and how it can be depleted through the exercising of self-control and the making of decisions. Now if […]

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Willpower Part II: How Your Willpower Is Depleted

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the first post of this three-part series, we offered a general outline of the nature of willpower, noting that it is a real mental energy which regulates your thoughts, emotions, impulses, and performance control by keeping in check desires and behaviors at odds with your values and long-term goals. We then compared the battle […]

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Willpower Part I: The Force of Greatness

by Brett & Kate McKay

What are your regrets from last year? Failing to stick with an exercise program? Losing a girlfriend because you strayed? Failing a class? Hurting a loved one with your temper? What resolutions have you made for the new year? Losing 20 pounds? Getting up earlier in the morning? Reining in your spending? Wasting less time […]

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