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Kelly McGonigal

The Willpower Instinct

by Kelly McGonigal

The Willpower Instinct

Kelly McGonigal

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The Willpower Instinct breaks down willpower into three categories, giving us science-based systems to improve self-control, break bad habits, and choose long-term goals over instant gratification.

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The Willpower Instinct

by Kelly McGonigal

The Willpower Instinct

Kelly McGonigal

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Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist at Stanford University. She works in 'science help', the industry that oversees scientists breaking down their research into a simple, easily digestible format. In The Willpower Instinct, she helps you reach your goals through developing the three main kinds of willpower, learning how to optimize your time, and balancing out all of your needs.

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Kelly McGonigal

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