Understanding Change and Good Will Power

744 WordsJan 27, 20183 Pages
Learning that setting goals is important for creating habits and willpower in doing this people can have a successful life. This willpower growth spread to others parts of their lives. As people overcome obstacles they can learn good will power and how to set goals. The majority of people understand that we are born with will power, but will power is learned. This willpower growth spread to others parts of their lives In 2006 two Australian researchers –Megan Oaten and Ken Cheng, did three experiments; the experiments were a physical exercise program that lasted two months and they tested two dozen people ages eighteen and fifty a money management program that was four months with twenty nine people, an academic improvement program; with forty-five students. “When you learn to force yourself to go to the gym or start your homework or eat salads instead of a hamburger, part of what’s happening is you’re changing how you think,” said Todd Heatherton a researcher at Dartmouth In all these experiments they found that everyone gained better habits like; smoking fewer cigarettes, drank alcohol and caffeine, ate less junk food, watched less TV, were less depressed and the students spent more hours on homework. “People get better at regulating their impulses” said Todd Heatherton a researcher at Dartmouth When people have regular schedules and structure they can learn how to have healthy habits. If a person can learn this then they can have a better life by gaining the
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