Most people think of willpower as the ability to resist temptation—like that second piece of cake at the monthly office birthday get-together.
But according to Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct , we actually have three different types of willpower: "I will" power, "I won't" power, and "I want" power. And by using all three to fight temptations that we face, we're more likely to be able to resist them and live the healthier, more productive lives we all want to lead.
Watch this short video to learn more, and you'll be better equipped to always stick to your guns.
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