|Hope you enjoy the following quotes written by Heidi Grant Halvorson
"Self-control is the ability to guide your actions in pursuit of a goal
- to persevere and stay on course, despite temptations, distractions and
the demands of competing goals."
"Think back to the achievements in your own life - the ones you are
most proud of. I'll bet you needed to work hard, persist despite
difficulty, and stay focused, when it would have been much easier for you
to just relax and not bother."
"People who are very successful in one or more areas of their life are
successful precisely because that's where they devote the bulk of their
capacity for self-control."
"Set yourself difficult goals and your performance will rise to the
"When people think about what they are doing in why terms, they are
guided by the big picture, their smaller, and everyday actions become a
part of something larger and more important."
"So thinking about your goal with a 'what' mind-set leads you to focus
on the specific action you need to take, which helps you to act more quickly
in achieving your goal."
"So the world loves an optimist and the good news is that optimism comes
pretty naturally to most of us."
"Believing you will succeed really does make you more likely to succeed."
"No matter who they are and what they are trying to do, we find that
successful people not only have confidence that they will eventually succeed,
but are equally confident that they will have a tough time getting there."
"If you don't believe you'll succeed, mental contrasting will lead you
to disengage from the goal."
"Achieving isn't just about knowing how to reach your goals - it's at
least as much about pursuing the kinds of goals that will help you to develop
your full potential and actually enjoy the process of getting there."
"It won't surprise you to learn that your beliefs are important influences
on the goals you adopt."
"Interestingly, it's not just whether or not you think you have ability
that matters. In fact, what seems to be most important is whether
or not you think you can get ability."
"Mistakes don't mean you are stupid, they are full of information that
can help you to learn."
"Consequently, we work best when as much of what we are doing can be
delegated to the unconscious mind as possible."
"To keep yourself motivated, fill your environment with reminders and
triggers that will keep your unconcious mind working toward your goal,
even when your conscious mind is distracted by other things."
"That people tend to do well when they believe they are going to do well."
Written by Heidi Grant Halvorson
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