In her new book, the author Katie Morton analyzes the habits that strengthen willpower. Here they are:
1. Make clear what is that you want
How can you know if you should “give in” or “resist” if you do not first know what the desired result of what you seek is? Clear goals leave no room for negotiations.
2. Believe in your abilities
We cannot control everything, but we can control ourbehavior. The truth comes from within, and our choices reflect our beliefs. If you believe that something is too difficult to accomplish, then you will probably do likewise and will not to see any results.
3. Solve problems rather than giving up
Changes make us feel uncomfortable, and when faced with an obstacle we usually give up. In fact, we see it as an excuse to avoid any change.
4. Take your responsibilities
We get trapped in bad habits when we blame circumstances and those around us for things we actually can control. People who have strong willpower take responsibility for their actions and habits in their lives.
5. Pay the price
When fear overwhelms us, we remain trapped in the safety of our thoughts and habits. But we have to take risks to get what we want.
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