Here are fifteen research-based secrets to building willpower compiled by Eric Barker (Barking Up the Wrong Tree). They are all so good that I couldn't decide which ones to highlight. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Enjoy!

  • "Precommitment devices" are very powerful. So give a friend $500 and tell them to donate it to the Nazi party if you don't follow through with your goals.
  • Form "if-then" plans. Decide ahead of time how you will respond when willpower is taxed and you'll be much more likely to default to that.

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