Focus for Success - 17 - Timing is Everything

in #mindset2 years ago (edited)

Timing is an important part of life. Well, with regard to your willpower, this adage is also quite true. In fact, it is more important than you may think.

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Maximum Benefit

In the last chapter, Mind is Willing, we learned that will is not on call 24/7. Various scientific studies indicate that willpower can be consumed and needs to recharge to operate at maximum efficiency. So, doesn't it make sense that we manage the optimal times around maximum willpower to make the most of it?

In The One Thing*, Keller did a great job of laying out the vulnerability of willpower. Keller showed that we start out with more willpower at the beginning of the day. That certain activities drained our willpower faster. And, that we could recharge in various ways.

Assuming you have an idea of what your day holds, you can easily save your willpower for maximum impact. This simple act of focusing on saving your maximum willpower for the one most important thing will change your life forever. Yes, it is that powerful.

Knowledge is Willpower

Ok, so a little play on words, but you get the idea. Understanding how your willpower works and when you are at your peak or the lowest point of your day, will help you determine how you want to respond in your daily focus for success. Being the master of your willpower not only ensures that you are making better decisions but may just be that edge you need to get ahead.

Handling the more difficult tasks during your peak willpower only makes common sense. And successes will reinforce this behavior, leaving you with an incredibly effective habit that will serve you well in everything you do.


Maximizing your assets, such as willpower is a key to your focus for success. -Guy_Sellars


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*The One Thing, 2012, by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan, Bard Press of Austin Texas, Rellek Publishing Partners LTD.


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Interesting point you have here although I don't believe we all are at our best in the morning. We do not share the same biorhythm.

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Good point @wakeupkitty. If you subscribe to the theory that willpower is consumable, then it seems to follow that over the course of the day, whenever that begins, you are at your peak in the beginning. And, alternatively throughout the day, you willpower dwindles unless you take time and steps to recharge.

That said, you've made an excellent point. Always appreciate your comment and you dropping by.

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