If you have ever made a New Year’s resolution, you know how difficult it is to remain steadfast. In fact, 25% of resolutions fail within a week. Psychology professor David DeSteno explains that the rational approach to self-control – willpower – is flawed. He believes an alternative emotional-based method may raise your chances of success. getAbstract recommends DeSteno’s intriguing report to those who long to apply lasting change to their lives.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why self-control is an effective predictor of success;
- Why emotional strategies achieve self-control better than cognitive strategies; and
- How gratitude, compassion and pride heighten success.
About the Speaker
David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University.
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1 year agoI miss a definition of the difference between willpower and self control.