20 Oct Willpower may well be overrated! There’s something else that might be far easier and more important…
It’s often been said that happiness and success require great willpower and dedication.
And maybe they do.
But what if rather than exerting great power, happiness and success came from…avoiding things that made you unhappy and fail? What if rather than exerting great willpower we simply avoided temptation in the first place?
Just the thought of this makes me happier!!!
Read on below for a fascinating and thought-provoking article…
via Science of Us by Cari Romm
Kids, unlike adults, are not impressed by your moral struggles. Overcame your demons, mustered up all your self-control, forced yourself to take the high road? That’s all fine, but they’d prefer you didn’t have to work quite so hard. The true victory, to a kid, is finding it easy to do the right thing in the first place.
And as it turns out, those judgmental little purists may be on to something. As Christian Jarrett recently wrote in BPS Research Digest, a forthcoming study in Social Psychological and Personality Science found that exercising your willpower isn’t the best strategy to achieve your goals — avoiding temptation is…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE