First rule: research shows it’s better to avoid the temptation to better achieve your goals than to improve your willpower

By |2017-03-04T09:32:03+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , , |

Marina Milyavskaya, Michael Inzlicht, ; “What’s so great about self-control? Examining the importance of effortful self-control and temptation in predicting real-life depletion and goal attainment”, Department of Psychology, Carleton University


We’re more willing to break social standards when the opportunity is in the middle

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rather than at the start or end of a sequence.

Researchers proved this pattern of judgment and behavior in obeying to:
– ethical standards (e.g., cheating),
– religious traditions (e.g., skipping religious rituals)
– and performance standards (e.g., “cutting corners” on a task).