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How to Identify Your Passions. Passion is the fuel that can power you toward the realization of your dreams.

How to Identify Your Passions

Try This: Willpower Experiment for Making Smarter, Healthier Choices. Five Temptations That Actually Boost Your Willpower. The Marshmallow Test, “Willpower” and ADHD, Part 1. Oscar Wilde famously said: “I can resist anything but temptation.”

The Marshmallow Test, “Willpower” and ADHD, Part 1

In his recent book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, psychologist Walter Mischel argues that children can be taught to resist temptation—that the ability to delay immediate gratification for the sake of getting something better in the future—is a skill that can be learned. As a psychologist who specializes in working with children and adults who often struggle with motivation and excessive impulsivity, I am writing to suggest that the capacity to resist temptations is not so easily taught nor easily sustained by any of us. Mischel’s famous studies of preschoolers in the 1960s showed that some kids were quite able to resist the temptation to gobble up immediately one marshmallow placed in front of them.

They delayed that pleasure so they could get a double portion of the treat simply by waiting a short time until the adult returned to the room. Brain Foundations for Self-Control Part 1 of 2. How To Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science. You make goals… but then you procrastinate.

How To Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through. And this happens again and again and again. Seriously, what’s the problem? Why are we so good at thinking of what to do but so terrible at actually doing those things? The problem is you’re skipping an essential step. The Mistake Every Productivity System Makes Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. We can’t ignore our emotions. And we can’t fight our feelings. Via The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking: …when experimental subjects are told of an unhappy event, but then instructed to try not to feel sad about it, they end up feeling worse than people who are informed of the event, but given no instructions about how to feel. So what does the unavoidable power of feelings mean for motivation? In their book Switch, Chip and Dan Heath say that emotions are an essential part of executing any plan: Focus on emotions. 1) Get Positive It’s optimism.

How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research. Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going.

How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research

How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily. Motivation is such a mystery. It’s a feeling and we understand it so poorly it feels impossible to do anything about it. Is there anyone who can unravel the science of how motivation works and tell us what to do? Dan Pink wrote the book on motivation. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

His books have sold more than 2 million copies. Here’s what I love about Dan: He’s not the type to write a book and just move on. Here’s what you’ll get from this post: Why you don’t feel motivated.What the research says really produces motivation.The single most motivating thing there is and how to have it in your life.The biggest mistake you’re making when it comes to motivation. 5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower. Willpower is not something you either have or you don't.

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to store up their willpower and use it when it really matters. The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying. Sir Ken Robinson's New Book on Finding your Passion.

Stop Relying on Motivation and Make Change by Creating Systems. How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research. When You Get Through a Tough Project, Create a "Success Process" Tackle Your Most Difficult Tasks With Meditative "Pause Training"