Why we fail at self-control - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

Why we fail at self-control

Why we fail at self-control

  • Factors such as negative mood, fatigue and alcohol play a large part in self-control failure.
  • Previous effort is one especially well studied factor that decreases self-control. All else being equal, a second self-control attempt after an initial one is more likely to fail than one that comes after a relatively restful period when no self-control was exercised.

STASHED IN:

210

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

Self-control is not a quality that remains stable throughout a person’s life, similar to IQ or personality. 

  • Self-control is indeed a resource, but a renewable, psychological one.
  • Goals that are motivated from within—for reasons that are personally important to us—are more likely to succeed than those that are motivated from without.
  • Succeeding at self-contro...

4 Reactions

Comment

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score