The other day, I was in a discussion group talking about willpower and how someone would develop or increase it.
One of the guys in our group said:
“All you have to do is just find your purpose and do it. Then you’ll get more willpower.”
Me: “But how do you just ‘find your pupose?'”
I didn’t like that answer because it sounded easier said than done. I felt like saying that wouldn’t help anyone who wanted to find their purpose but didn’t know how.
Key idea: You find your purpose by trying different things and finding the intersection of what you’re good at and what you enjoy doing.
Let me know your thoughts! Do you agree? Disagree?
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal book summary.
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Synopsis: “Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.
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