The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
Psychologists characterise willpower, or self-control, in more specific ways. According to most psychological scientists, willpower can be defined as: The ability to delay gratification, resisting short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.
The world’s leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?
In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life — from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.
There are different types of self control
- Financial Self-control
- Motor Self-control
- Cognitive Self-control
- Emotional Self-control
- Perspective-taking Self-control
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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Being able to stay curious, engaged while there is no agreement is a critical leadership skill. This means you’re still looking for a solution and have not taken a position which you may now have to defend. There is a time and place for taking a position and defending it but it shouldn’t be you default reaction.
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