Kelly McGonigal quotes and books

Here you can find the best quotes from Kelly McGonigal grouped by book.

The Willpower Instinct quotes

The biggest enemies of willpower: temptation, self-criticism, and stress. (...) these three skills —self-awareness, self-care, and remembering what matter most— are the foundation for self-control.

Meditation is not about getting rid of all your thoughts; it’s learning not to get so lost in them that you forget what your goal is. Don’t worry if your focus isn’t perfect when meditating. Just practice coming back to the breath, again and again.

The is a secret for greater self-control, the science points to one thing: the power of paying attention.

When your mind is preoccupied, your impulses—not your long-term goals—will guide your choices.

Research shows that people who think they have the most willpower are actually the most likely to lose control when tempted.1 For example, smokers who are the most optimistic about their ability to resist temptation are the most likely to relapse four months later, and overoptimistic dieters are the least likely to lose weight. Why? They fail to predict when, where, and why they will give in. They expose themselves to more temptation,

A short practice that you do every day is better than a long practice you keep putting off to tomorrow.


Share the best Kelly McGonigal quotes