The Willpower Instinct Quotes
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of ItHardcover: 272 pages; Publisher: Avery; First edition (December 29, 2011); ISBN-10: 1583334386; ISBN-13: 978-1583334386; Product dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches; Shipping weight: 9.6 ounces.
Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn:
Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue.
Most of our addictions and distractions take time and energy away from something else we could be doing. Sometimes focusing on that missed opportunity is more motivating than trying to quit the bad habit.
If we are to have any self-control, we need to separate the real rewards that give our lives meaning from the false rewards that keep us distracted and addicted. Learning to make this distinction may be the best we can do.