Placeholder Image

字幕列表 影片播放

已審核 字幕已審核
  • You know that feeling when you really want to accomplish something, but it seems like your brain is almost fighting against you.


  • We actually have something more like two minds.


  • That's Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct.

    這句話是《輕鬆駕馭意志力》的作者 Kelly McGonigal 說的。

  • Uh, we have one brain that is very responsive to our immediate needs, and when we're in that mindset, we tend to make choices that are inconsistent with our long-term goals.


  • But we also all have this other brain, other mindset that thinks about long-term consequences;


  • remembers what our big values are, takes a kind of expansive view on our lives and our choices.


  • And when we're in that mindset and that system of the brain is in control of our choices, we tend to do things that make our future self actually happier and healthier; more productive, more successful.


  • So, Kelly says that while many of us think of willpower as the ability to say "no" to that short-term part of our brain,

    所以 Kelly 說,雖然許多人認為意志力是向短期利益說「不」的能力,

  • it can actually be much more effective to tap into the different types of willpower that help us unleash the long-term part of our brain.


  • Many people think of willpower as the ability to resist temptation.


  • But willpower is actually three powers: I will power, I won't power, and I want power.


  • "I won't power" is what we typically think of as willpower; it's the ability to resist temptation.


  • "I will power", that's the ability to remember that you want the consequences of doing this difficult thing.


  • And the third power, "I want power," the ability to walk around the world with a clear memory of what it is you care about most.


  • So that when you're deciding what to eat for lunch, it's not an automatic choice, but actually in that moment you think about your desire for health.


  • And actually, what willpower does is it allows you to put your energy and attention on exactly what it is you want and what you care about.


  • So, if you want to change automatic behavior prompted by that short-term part of our brain, we can't just rely on "I won't willpower", which will eventually wear down.


  • We also have to tap into "I will willpower," like whenever I'm tempted to eat a piece of chocolate cake, I will eat a handful of carrots instead.


  • Or "I want willpower," like when I'm tempted to smoke, I'll remind myself that I really want to be alive to see my grandchildren.

    或是用「我真正想要」意志力,例如想抽菸時,提醒自己「我真的很想活著見到孫子、孫女 。」

  • By doing this, we're tapping into new sources of willpower, and it will make changing those behaviors that much easier.


  • Hey, guys, my name is Kirsten.

    大家好,我是 Kirsten。

  • And I'm Jonathan and we work at Epipheo.

    我是 Jonathan,我們為這個頻道製作影片。

  • We would love to hear from you on how you can improve your own willpower, so please leave us a comment below.


  • And we want to thank for partnering with us on this video series.

    也感謝 與我們合作這系列影片。

  • We come out with a video every week that we hope will improve your own life, so next week's video is about how to get things done.


  • So click the subscribe button and we'll see you next week.


You know that feeling when you really want to accomplish something, but it seems like your brain is almost fighting against you.


已審核 字幕已審核

單字即點即查 點擊單字可以查詢單字解釋