How to meet your goals without willpower

Jan 01, 2019 - Quartz

With a new year ahead, many people are resolved to do more and better, to get ahead, and to muster the willpower that until now has eluded them.

The good news is you can forget about willpower. Many psychologists no longer believe in it. The notion, rooted in the Victorian era and Judeo-Christian thinking about resisting sinful impulses, implies that we have a limited amount of energy that people of strong character use to fight temptation. This concept is now being replaced with a more nu...