Friday, December 21, 2012
Interesting Link: Failed New Year's Resolutions
As the last person with a print subscription to Newsweek, I though I would share an article I ran across. It's about New Year's resolutions, and motivation in General. The Author, Oliver Burkeman, theorizes that the self-help industry is based on (and requires) our difficulty making major changes. He mentions the idea of willpower as a finite resource, and proposes "small wins", or ridiculously minor goals, as a way to make progress while not tapping into the willpower reserve.