We've been taught that self-control helps you reach a goal. Experts say these methods are better.
This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine
New research is poking holes in old studies about willpower.
Instead of focusing on your behavior, focus on your environment. Your environment -- including the people you surround yourself with -- is the clearest indicator of who you are and who you're becoming.
Makeover your mind to have an effect on the rest of your body.
Most of us, myself included, could benefit from setting brighter lines in our personal and professional lives. Consider some common examples.
Just continue to visualize yourself demonstrating the desired changes and know that your efforts will pay off over time. Eventually, you will find yourself motivated from within to make new, healthier choices in a way that feels natural and struggle-free!
Recent research shows that strengthening willpower is the real secret to the kind of self-control that can help you resist temptations and achieve your goals. The great news is that scientists say strengthening your willpower is not as hard as you might think.
I have cerebral palsy, a condition that has left me in a wheelchair since birth. I'm blessed to have both of my legs, but I'm unable to walk or use them properly, if at all. My hands have coincidentally compensated for that, as I'm now a full-time writer at the age of 30.
We can infer then that happiness is enabled by an ability to create at will what we need, mentally, emotionally and materially. Although this sounds like a hybrid of the Law of Attraction and great portfolio management, to measure success in this way is really determined by our levels of willpower and self-control, which when combined lead us to self-mastery.
Self-control can be enhanced.