Episode 37: Self-Control – Antidote for Self-Sabotage and Imprudence

Episode 37: Self-Control – Antidote for Self-Sabotage and Imprudence

A secret ingredient in the life of an easy-going, popular kid with lots of friends and good grades is self-control. Eventually, this kid grows up into a focused, accomplished, and well-adjusted adult who lives a physically well-disciplined and financially secure life without ever brushing against the law or criminal justice. On the other hand, those who fail to deploy self-restraint bear the brunt of an onslaught of bad decisions and a life of discontent. On today’s podcast, the world-renowned psychologist and author of the New York Times bestseller Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Dr. Roy F. Baumeister talks about the mechanism behind self-control – the brain’s internal reins that help pull back and inner brakes to cease oneself from moving forward.

About Roy Baumeister, Ph.D.


Self-control is the brain’s way of gently nudging oneself to ‘let go’ by reassessing the two desires that are directly in conflict with each other. #FullPrefrontal @RoyFBaumeister @SuchetaKamath #ExecutiveFunction Click To Tweet @SuchetaKamath’s #Podcast discover why self-control is nothing but a bridge to transcendence. @RoyFBaumeister #FullPrefrontal #ExecutiveFunction Click To Tweet @RoyFBaumeister talks about three critical ingredients to self-control response to conflicting human motivations or intentions. #ExecutiveFunction Click To Tweet



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Executive Function Specialist at Cerebral Matters
Sucheta Kamath, founder of private practice (Cerebral Matters®), is an expert in brain training & Executive Function development. She is a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2015. Sucheta will be launching ExQ®, an educational software company that offers accessible, web-based learning management tools for all in Fall of 2019.

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