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12/09/2011

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Bob Eckert

@Jay: Current remote sensing technology has determined that your personal willpower quotient is now down to 42.5%. I'm sure some spammer will come along to tell you to buy their product to replenish it.
Seriously, I see no evidence of diminished willpower potential other than that which comes with cognitive decline. Yes, I may be in a cycle of "giving in" to my lesser self, but it is not in response to a willpower capacity issue, it's in response to my mismanagement of my internal pain/pleasure motivational stories. (Which I indulge in mismanagement regularly, I'm afraid)But as long as my cortex maintains normal cognitive function, I have the capacity.

Bob Eckert

@Stephanie, We have a linkedin group that is beginning to come together, search innovativebrains on linkedin. Also, there are news aggregators on innovation, search innovation news and you will find them. The most useful, REAL conversation about innovation tends to occur at the conferences. To explore the core of it all, go to the Creative Problem Solving Institute or one of its many spinoffs. We annotate the conferences in out newsletter. The magazine "Fast Company" continues to play in this area as well.

Stephanie

Very good website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about here? I'd really love to be a part of group where I can get comments from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Kudos!

モンクレール マヤ 定価

There is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way. -Christopher Morley

Jay

I submit to prevent "Gator Brain" that we continue to learn and adapt. For instance, the idea that 60-minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day is not only absurd, it's detrimental!
http://chriskresser.com/why-you-may-need-to-exercise-less
http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/01/25/cardio-may-damage-heart.aspx
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/how-1-minute-intervals-can-improve-our-health/?src=recg

Less, with more intensity, is more.

And some interesting articles regarding why we work against our willpower, or "Akrasia," had me thinking: do we actually have a 'bank' to withdrawal from and can we eventually run out of willpower? Either we can't, or I have an absurdly huge savings in my 'bank.'
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/page/5/
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/8-reasons-why-you-act-against-your-own-better-judgment/

Thoughts?

Francine Gordon

Kelly McGonigal has a great new book called THE WILLPOWER INSTINCT. Drawing on research (like Baumeister's), she covers the challenges of and misconceptions about willpower and, most important, provides specific ways of building your willpower. Highly recommended.

As for your health on the road, Joan Vernikos' new book, SITTING KILLS, MOVING HEALS- provides insights on how to stay healthy and slow down aging. One very simple effective tip: stand up/change positions every 20 minutes. If you're working at a desk (like I am), just stand up every 20 minutes- stretch- and sit down. Vernikos says it's even better than standing all the time. Who knew?

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