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Nathan DeWall on the Science of Self-Control

Originally posted on Quartz on July 2, 2017.


I’m often asked how I was able to go from inactive academic to participating in invitation-only ultramarathons. 

While it’s no small feat, the three components of self-control–standards, monitoring, and strength–fortified my self-discipline. With those factors, and the additional and necessary support from my close relationships, practicing self-control ensured my success and gave me the opportunity to grow. 


Read more about my running journey the factors of self control here

Source: macmillan psych community