Every Monday, tune in to Fast Company Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.
This week’s quote is from Columbia psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson:
“Do yourself a favor and embrace the fact that your willpower is limited.”
In Drake Baer’s March article, “Why Your Willpower Can’t Stop You From Putting Things Off,” Holvorson told HBR that your own willpower “may not always be up to the challenge of getting you to do things you find difficult, tedious, or otherwise awful.”
Your willpower is like a muscle: Over-work it, and you can wear it out.