Is Willpower a Finite Resource?

Is willpower a finite resource? Those familiar with Roy Baumeister's research would likely agree.  They would advise people to eat breakfast and prioritize difficult tasks in the morning when willpower reserves are high. Others like Jocko Willink would object, positing that spending willpower creates an upward spiral of momentum.  In other words, self-control begets more … Continue reading Is Willpower a Finite Resource?

Gretchen Rubin’s Habits Manifesto

In a past post, I explained my preference for discipline and habits over mere motivation.  I firmly believe that the best path toward sustainable and profound life changes begins at the daily level.  While ambitious goals may excite us (especially in the early stages of self-development), sustained daily practice ultimately determines our ability to effect … Continue reading Gretchen Rubin’s Habits Manifesto