The secret to building willpower

atomic habits self development willpower Feb 22, 2021

How's that new year's resolution going? 

Perhaps it's not 

You're not alone..

Most people have long left them behind 

And it's not your fault...

Our brains are wired to avoid discomfort..

We will do whatever is easy for us..

Anything that is hard requires us to go against our naturally wired tendencies...

We all wish we had more willpower..

So how do we get some?

Well, actually there's something even better than willpower 

And it's what a lot of people who we think have willpower are actually doing

It's about constructing your environment so you make it harder to do the thing you don't want to do and make it obvious to do the thing you do want to.

It's the first law of forming habits (the others are.. 

1️⃣ make it obvious

2️⃣ make it attractive

3️⃣ make it easy

4️⃣ make it satisfying

[reference Atomic Habits by james clear]

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Watch the video below to find out more on how you can build your willpower