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Willpower

Willpower is the ability to control our impulses, actions, or emotions. Willpower is seen as a key factor in many other qualities, including determination, drive, resolve, and self-discipline. While many consider willpower an internal element of brute force and self-denial—the ability to tell ourselves “No!” loudly and long enough to endure temptation—the truth is it’s a skill that can be strengthened through self-compassion and the honoring of our desires and true longings. Neuroscience, mindfulness traditions, and psychological practices have all unlocked many reliable strategies to develop our willpower.

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A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit | Judson Brewer

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction-from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us.

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Self-Discipline | Why It's Important & How to Master Self-Control

Self-discipline and willpower are two of the biggest secrets to success. Improving, cultivating, and growing your self-control and self-discipline will serve you well in both your personal and professional life.

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The Science of Willpower: An Interview with Kelly McGonigal

Health psychologist and Stanford lecturer Dr. Kelly McGonigal talks about what willpower is and how we can get more of it.

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Scientifically Proven Techniques to Increase Willpower !

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Judson Brewer - No Willpower Required: Hacking the Brain for Habit Change

Jud Brewer MD PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and ...

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Becoming Superhuman with Ice Man—Wim Hof

We've admired the pioneering work of Wim Hof for years now from afar. This January however we got an opportunity to spend four days with him in the mountains of Poland. We didn't know what to expect.

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2 Things You Need to Understand to Stop Being Lazy – Willpower by Roy Baumeister

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Never, Ever Give Up | Diana Nyad

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida - at age 64. Hear her story.

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Michael Phelps Went Five Years Without Missing A Single Day of Training | Forbes

Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all time, sits down with Forbes' Kurt Badenhausen and discusses the highs and lows of his illustrious career.

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How to Build Willpower and Self-Discipline | Robin Sharma

World-Class Willpower: A Revolutionary New Approach to Getting Big Things Done and Creating an Epic Life With Robin Sharma

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