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IDS 101: Decisions, Decisions: For Fun

14 Facts: Decision Making & Willpower

The summarizes 14 facts about decision making and willpower from the book "Willpower: The Greatest Human Strength" by John Tierney and Roy Baumeister.  Here are a few...

  • Make your most important decisions in the morning, before you experience "ego depletion."
  • Our finite supply of "decision-making power" means that all of the small decisions add up quickly.
  • Once you're mentally depleted, you're more likely to make trade-offs."
  • Your brain needs glucose in order to make good decisions.
  • People spend three to four hours a day resisting desire.


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