Seeing self-discipline in terms of pure willpower fails because beating ourselves up for not trying hard enough doesn’t work. In fact, it backfires. And, as anyone who has ever tried to go on a diet will tell you, it usually only makes it worse.
It turns out that willpower is a muscle.
Flex the muscle, increase your ability and enjoy the changes you need to make in your life.
If you aren’t enjoying the new habits and higher levels of discipline, you’re doing it wrong…
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