Dr. Roy Baumeister has been acclaimed as one of the world’s leading psychologists. He authored the bestselling Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, which offers a compelling explanation of how our willpower works.
Dr. Baumeister also reveals some powerful secrets to level up your willpower over the temptation to look at porn.
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Your willpower is a finite resource.
You produce willpower naturally as a resource, just like the earth produces oil or gold. But like oil and gold, the amount of willpower you produce is limited—which makes it extremely valuable.
What happens if you use up your willpower? Then you give in to your strongest impulses. Without willpower, you’re helpless against your worst tendencies, such as the desire to look at porn.
This tells us something very important about the fight against porn: you’re going to need a better strategy than just “try…