Is there something you have been thinking about doing or talking about getting started for a while now, but you haven’t yet? Maybe starting a home repair, starting that book you’ve been wanting to write, or maybe starting a new business? If you’re like me there are many, both big and small, that come to mind, such as changing out a bunch of lightbulbs at our house.
Much of this comes down to discipline. And, discipline is a subject that is not often discussed in American culture, but it seems to be the difference between people achieving or not achieving their goals.
Our guest today is Dr. Abby Medcalf, who talks about the five ways to have more discipline. Abby Medcalf is a Relationship Maven, psychologist, author, podcast host, and Tedx speaker who has helped thousands of people create happy, connected relationships.
With over 30 years of experience and recently featured in the New York Times, Abby is a recognized authority and sought-after speaker at organizations such as Google, Apple, AT&T, Kaiser, PG&E, American Airlines and Chevron. She’s the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book, “Be Happily Married, Even if Your Partner Won’t Do a Thing,”
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RESEARCH LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:
- Kelly McGonigal, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (2013).
Walter Mischel, The Marshmallow Test (2014).
- Terrie E. Moffitt et al., “A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety,” PNAS 108, no. 7 (2011): 2693-2698.
- Daniel F. Kripke et al., “Mortality Related to Actigraphic Long and Short Sleep,” Sleep Med 12, no. 1 (2011): 28-33.
- Brandon J. Schmeichel and Kathleen Vohs, “Self-affirmation and self-control: affirming core values counteracts ego depletion,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 96, no. 4 (2009): 770-782.
- Veronika Job, Carol S. Dweck, and Gregory M. Walton, “Ego depletion – Is it all in your head? Implicit theories about willpower affect self-regulation,” Psychological Science 21, no. 11 (2010): 1686-93).
- MS Hagger et al., “Ego depletion and the strength model of self-control: a meta-analysis,” Psychol Bull. 136, no. 4 (2010):495-525.
- R. Baumeister and J. Tierney, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (New York: Penguin Press, 2011).
M. Friese, C. Messner, and Y. Schaff<