You Should Not Rely on Willpower

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First, people with high self-control had better grades.

Second, people with high self-control showed fewer impulse control problems, including binge eating and alcohol abuse.

Third, they showed better psychological adjustment.

Fourth, high self-control was correlated with better interpersonal relationships.

Last, people with high self-control reported more guilt and less shame than other people.

Willpower is the control exerted to do something or restrain impulses. (Google Translate)

Effortful self-control was consistently unrelated to goal attainment throughout all analyses.

Study Cases

The one when you cannot get out of bed

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The one when you don’t want to exercise

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The one when you can’t lose weight

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