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The willpower paradox: when self-talk becomes counterproductive

The willpower paradox: when self-talk becomes counterproductive

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Self-talk can boost our confidence and help us to reach our goals. For example, "I will start going to the gym" or " I will complete this coding course."

However, research suggests that when considering our goals, asking ourselves a question (Will I?") is more powe...

Using intrinsic motivation

Without realising, our goals often originate from an outside source, such as societal pressure or a promotion at work. This works well in the short term, but only if the external rewards feel satisfying. 

In contrast, asking ourselves a question is more effective

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