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Success The Psychology of Achievement by Deborah Olson

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If you drive an animal to exhaustion, it’ll collapse. No matter how clever we are, we’re still living, breathing, earthbound creatures: never forget that you need to create a pace you can sustain.

We’re all different, and some of us tire more easily than others. When gearing up for what you need to accomplish each day, don’t forget to look after yourself, too.

Flexing your willpower

Resisting temptations, sticking to unpleasant tasks, and ignoring distractions is something we all need to manage, and if we have to do too many of these things at once, our willpower weakens. This is known as “ego depletion.” Psychologist Roy Baumeister found ...

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