The Willpower Advantage
Alex Mathers

About willpower. I recently read it’s overrated as a reason for completing tasks and achieving long term goals. Instead, those who can execute the small steps towards that task or goal AND that provide immediate gratification are more successful. The famous “marshmallow” experiment has been reinterpreted. It was the kids who figured out a way to gratify themselves with songs, toys, while delaying picking up the marshmallow, who were successful later in life.