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Self-Esteem VS. Self-CONTROL…The Benefits of Willpower and Personal Discipline (VIDEO)

25 July 2013 No Comment

“Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our
impulses, resist temptation – do what’s right and good for us in the long run, not what
we want to do right now. Willpower is central, in fact, to civilization itself.”

~ Dr. Roy Baumeister

“Self-esteem was a huge disappointed…it didn’t really deliver the goods. As it turns out, making people more conceited doesn’t help them in any palpable way. But self-control is the real deal…”

“It’s actually difficult to identify ANY major personal problem – anything that lots of people are suffering from – that doesn’t have at least some degree of self-regulation failure as at least part of it.”

Benefits of personal discipline

Those who cultivate willpower are more likely to…

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>> Succeed in work and at school (at all levels)

>> Enjoy good, healthy relationships (more stable, less conflict)

>> Have a tendency towards happiness and experience low stress-levels

>> Be better adjusted in terms of all sorts of mental and behavioral health measures

>> Be physically healthier

>> Are less likely to commit crimes or go to jail

>> Are less likely to engage in abusive relationships

>> Are less likely to be prejudice and

>> …and actually LIVE longer

That’s quite an impressive list for something that’s a psychological trait, which I think warrants paying considerable attention to it.”

Dr. Roy Baumeister is Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, a social psychologist and author of Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Human Strength”.

Get his book here, and my book, How to Conquer Yourself: Discipline & Willpower for the Conscious, Creative Thinker here: http://amzn.to/1aGt8BA


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