Why willpower alone is not enough to motivate you

Unconscious motivation plays a substantial role in how we respond to challenges. Find out how much.

20 strategies to defeat the urge to do useless tasks

Procrastination is in all of us, and one of the best ways to procrastinate is to do all the busy-work that makes us feel like we’re doing stuff — while not doing the stuff we know we should be doing.

Checklist: What makes you procrastinate?

This checklist by Dr María Machón includes typical triggers for procrastination, along with possible solutions for each trigger.

The lure of entertainment & work is hard to resist

Trying to resist that late-night tweet or checking your work email again?

How simplicity can help with creativity

Creativity is often made out to be a nebulous, messy, complicated, difficult thing, and it can be. But it doesn’t have to be.

Can a full bladder lead to better decisions?

What should you do when you really, REALLY have to go? Make important life decisions, maybe?

Your personality type influences how much self-control you have

People are better able to exercise self-control when they choose goal-pursuit strategies that fit with their promotion or prevention focus.

11 attributes of a leader

The following are 11 important factors of leadership…

Two keys: Impulse and determination

Impulse and determination: Those two are probably the most important keywords of my life.

8 steps you can take to cultivate burning desire

When asked during an interview how he managed to reach the top as a professional bodybuilder and Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger replied with a single word: “Drive!”

Self-control may not be a limited resource after all

So many acts in our daily lives — refusing that second slice of cake, walking past the store with the latest gadgets, working on your tax forms when you’d rather watch TV — seem to boil down to one essential ingredient: self-control.

Feeling in control can help you live longer

A high sense of control all but wipes out educational differences when it comes to mortality.

One easy rule that will help you change anything

The hardest habits to change, by far, are the ones people can’t seem to control.