HOW I LEVERAGE: “Willpower” byRoy F. Baumeister & John Tierney BOOKLEVERAGEBLOG.COM A LESSON IN 5IVE SLIDES
• The authors present a simple idea: Bookleverageblog.com• Willpower = muscle• No glucose = no willpower• No sleep = no willpower BOOKLEVERAGEBLOG.COM• Takeaways: • I set an alarm to ring 6 times daily to prompt me to eat• Try to eat small meals throughout the day • One hour before bedtime I start winding down (no• Get plenty of sleep INTERNET!)David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“The first step in self-control is to set a clear goal” BOOKLEVERAGEBLOG.COM Takeaways: • It’s not – “I’ll start getting up early, eat better and exercise daily” • Rather – “I’ll start going to bed at 10:30” • So that – I can use my willpower “muscle” for this one taskImage: pixtawan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Monitor Behavior” • Takeaways: • To stay on the path hold yourself accountable • This can be as simple as letting someone know BOOKLEVERAGEBLOG.COM what change you are trying to make • Keep them updated of your progress and celebrate when you hit goalsImage: nuttakit / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
3 Last Takeaways:• Any change plan that takes into account the building block of willpower will improve it’s chances of success• There are many great tips to improve your willpower in the book: • Concentrate on changing habitual behaviors…like working on posture • Pre-commitment…I’ll brush my teeth early (prevents snacking late at night) • Bright Lines…clear, unambiguous rules and many, many more…• This book is a must read! BOOKLEVERAGEBLOG.COM
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