4 easy ways to harden willpower
• 4 easy ways to harden willpower
Willpower - almost human main resource, which regulates virtually all of our decisions and actions. How many times you could not get an alarm clock, delayed trip to the gym, smoked a last cigarette? Self-confidence is melting with every indulgence, which is man. In the absence of willpower most complete collection of virtues and talents turns into useless junk, doomed to oblivion somewhere in the depths of your soul.
Cultivate their own willpower is not just those who are used to free from the constraints of life. Such people are usually very rarely succeed - and even then, because of a fluke. To this misfortune did not happen with you, we recommend you to stop feeling sorry for yourself and start the pump will power.
By the end of the 20th century, the majority of psychologists came to the conclusion that the will - a scarce resource in the same way as endurance. Famous experiment Walter Michel has confirmed it: the children participating in it could take one candy immediately or wait an hour and get as much as five chocolates. It turned out that those respondents who could be distracted by some tasks much more easily able to endure an hour before the well-deserved award. Left alone with the sweets could not hold out for ten minutes. So, your willpower is reduced every time you think about the reward. Distract yourself working process and the result will be faster.
Think about the consequences of
Many psychologists believe that the thought of a possible failure may spur human performance. Others claim that the secret of success lies only in a positive mood. In fact, both options work. That's only necessary to be able to use them wisely. When you're in a bad mood, blurred objectives, and the work seems too heavy, think about what it will get in the end, to motivate yourself. Conversely, when the mood of the occasion and energy to spare, but I want to spend it not to work - imagine the most negative of the possible outcomes.
to rely on themselves more often
Remember the time of "The Dark Knight" when twice fallen from the walls of the pit Wayne tries to climb upstairs without insurance - and wins? All because he decided not to rely on help from others. It's not the easiest life in the act: we will always want to at least one insured at the bottom. Do not be afraid to rely on your willpower in peak situation: not glue the the nicotine patch, quit smoking, do not call the former Friday night - you'll see, you'll be able to handle it themselves.
Willpower needs training, just like any other muscle in your body. Put yourself daily tasks: small, but definitely doable. Remind yourself why you do it. This cultivation will help you to quickly turn from a limp mattress in a confident, brave and strong man. After all, what to do, by and large, it is necessary, in addition to willpower?