Psychological studies have long shown that adults with a strong sense of self control tend to be happier and less anxious than those who describe themselves as undisciplined. Now new research is indicating that children who exhibit a strong sense of self control will grow up to find more success in the professional world than those who are impulsive. According to behavioral scientists, willpower is a finite resource: each of us only has so much. So how do we learn--and teach our kids--to say "no" to our impulses? Two recently published books, "Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives," by Gretchen Rubin, and "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business," by Charles Duhigg, offer strategies. How do you cultivate willpower in yourself and others? Let us know in the comments.
Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life
November 3, 2016