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How to boost your willpower to achieve your goals

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  1. 1. How to Boost Your Willpower to Achieve Your Goals
  2. 2. Author Kelly McGonigal of “The Willpower Instinct:How Self-Control Works and Why it Matters,” tellsTODAY’s Matt Lauer how to keep your New Yearresolutions.
  3. 3. Tips to Boost Your Willpower"When people believe that willpower isfixed and limited, their willpower is easilydepleted. But when people believe thatwillpower is self-renewing — that when youwork hard, you’re energized to work more;that when you’ve resisted onetemptation, you can better resist the nextone — then people successfully exert morewillpower.“ from New York Times Willpower: It’s in Your Head
  4. 4. Get at least 6 hours of sleep.
  5. 5. Avoid temptation when you’rewillpower isn’t well charged.
  6. 6. Brush your teeth with your non-dominate hand.
  7. 7. Find a willpower role model. Source:
  8. 8. Choose a long-term goal that you’re passionate aboutYou need willpower to make achange -- start a new diet or anexercise program -- but once youget some momentum going, youneed grit to sustain the changeand make it part of your lifestyle.
  9. 9. Resources on Motivation and Willpower are available on Pinterest --