The book I read was called Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt. Bold Spirit is about Helga Estby and her daughter Clara Estby’s walk across America. They traveled 3,500 miles, from Spokane Washington to New York. This took place after the 1893 Washington depression. Helga and her husband Ole needed money to pay for the loans they took out to keep their farm.
There are two basic mindsets that extremely affect students’ learning. Carol Dweck in her article “ Brainology” shows us the harmful effects of having a “fixed mindset” and the benefits of having a “ growth mindset”. She states that the fixed mindset is the most common and the most harmful because it believes trouble is devastating. People in this mindset believe they either are or are not good at something is based on their inherent nature because it is just who they are. They assume success is created from inherent talent and intelligence.
Willpower is thought of as a muscle of the mind; those who train themselves to be strong in austerity have a higher chance of leading a prosperous life, according to Florida State University social psychologist Roy Baumeister and New York Times science writer John Tierney (theguardian.com). Willpower is having the strength to carry out decisions, wishes, or plans with total determination. Self control goes hand in hand with willpower; without control we make decisions that aren’t always the smartest choice. The human civilization is separated from the likes of the animal kingdom because of the restraint that governs our impulses. With the right balance of self-control, a healthy diet, exercise, avoidance of drugs and alcohol (in excess), retirement savings, procrastination, and all other sorts of noble goals would be easily obtained.
Charles Duhigg, a New York Times reporter is also the author of “The Power of Habit”. This scientific yet easy to read book is a true exposure of the science of productivity, self-discipline and belief in our daily actions. It focuses on why habits exist and how individuals can change them. As a result, Charles explains each exploration in a short story that embodies his research and passion for the topic. In order to change a habit loop, Charles states that an individual must understand that habits exist, and believe that he/she is in control of changing it.
“There is no perfect moment,” says Will Allen, a proactive urban farmer and activist, in his book The Good Food Revolution (p.39). Allen says this quotation in the context of his advice to “get started.” That is, stop talking about doing something and be a doer! Just as Will Allen states: “Idealism can sometimes lead to inaction,” I can identify with this notion (p. 39). There are many pursuits in my life that I often talk about doing but never actually follow through with.
Almost everyone makes a goal for the new year; not many people accomplish their goal. The people who keep their goal most likely had a plan for completion. This year, I have created a goal for myself; I want to challenge myself to be the best athlete I can be. This year, I hope to improve on giving softball my all. Sometimes in softball, I don’t give 110% as I should.
I’ve brought this mindset with me into my collegiate studies and plant to continue to apply it to the rest of my life. Thanks to this experience, I do not hesitate or feel fear when faced with adversity. I trust in my resilience to overcome whatever hurdle presents itself, and immediately begin searching for solutions that will allow me to reach the goals that I set for myself. As far as I can tell my only limits, are the ones I place
Human behaviour plays a leading role in whether a patient adheres to an exercise programme or not.(Peek et al. 2015). There are countless drivers of behaviour and reasons why people behave the way they do. These can include personal or individual, social and environmental factors. (Picorelli et al. 2014). According to the transtheoretical model of change, people arrive at different stages of readiness for change.
Three strategies for overcoming procrastination are time management, goal setting, and stop thinking and start doing. I think it is important to set a deadline based on being realistic with your time management. For example, when I do chores, I take two hours to clean around the house. I do not waste my valuable time doing yard work because I have a schedule to follow. Another tactic is goal setting because that motivates you to do a task or a project.
New Year's Day is approaching and everyone is sharing what resolutions they have set for the New Year. When one hears others talking about setting these goals, they may then feel a sense of need to set their own goals. This need to try and fit in goes back to the topic of conformity. Derek Sivers, American entrepreneur and founder of CD Baby, found in research of psychological “social reality” that “that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen” (Sivers. Ted Talk).
This analysis by Dr. Mischel in his colleagues led to the development of a framework explaining the human capacity to delay gratification, proposing the “hot and cool” system as the vital component in explaining the dynamics of the willpower. According to Metcalfe et. al (1999) the framework of self-control consists of two parts; an emotionally neutral, cognitive “cool system” and an impulsive, highly emotional “hot system”. Essentially, the hot system is responsible for impulsive behaviors while the cool system is reflective, therefore, conflict between two systems occur when one is exposed to alluring cues and the dominance of the other is highly depended on one’s ability to enhance or inhibit self-controlling
Keeping motivated for your exercise routines while angry those three things afterwards a day of plan makes appliance a little tougher. This is area weight accident action begins to fail. Soon you lose absorption (motivation!) in exercising.
People are likely to procrastinate in their daily routine. III.Procrastination is an act of needlessly putting off tasks to the point of experiencing subjective discomfort” (Solomon & Rothblum, 1984, p.503) A. According to Van Eerde, 2003 Procrastination can be defined as a person intentionally delaying completing a task due to people having differing perceptions regarding delaying work. B. The reason procrastinators gave when they are procrastinating is that they have another important tasks to do.