The Science of Self-Discipline - The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals


How much do I want to read more? 7/10

A short book that sounds good.
A bit impersonal maybe. The style is a bit academic, with surveys, studies, rephrasing what other said on the topic.


Introduction

For whatever goal you want to achieve, there is discomfort along that path. Self-discipline drives you through this discomfort and allows you to achieve and attain. It’s an essential component of mastery, and nothing great was ever accomplished without it.
Self-discipline is not only the goal, but also the journey.

Chapter 1. The Biological Basis of Self-Discipline

Jim Rohn once said, “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
Having self-discipline and willpower is the ability to do difficult or unpleasant things because those things are better for your well-being in the long run.

exercise your self-control.

Focus and Executive Functions

Focus is one of the main pillars of self-discipline; a person who lacks the ability to focus is almost certainly one who will also lack discipline.

Your brain has to be able to set and pursue goals, prioritize activities, filter distractions, and control unhelpful inhibitions.

Willpower Fatigue