Add “I will” and “I want” Willpower to Your “I won’t” Willpower Challenges

Lily Dayton of the L.A. Times has written a nice article summarizing key points from the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can  Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal.

Many people try to use willpower to achieve weight loss.  About this Dayton writes:

“To achieve our goals, McGonigal explains, we rely on three strengths: “I will”  power, “I won’t” power and “I want” power. Though everyone associates “I won’t”  power with weight loss (I won’t eat the cake, I won’t stop for fast food on my  way home), most people undervalue the other two.”

Learn more about “I will” power and “I want” power by reading Dayton’s article, by reading McGonigal’s book, or by reading this blog.  Because after all, you are the prime mover behind all three kinds of willpower.

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