We camouflage our true being before others to protect ourselves against criticism or rejection. This protection comes at a steep price. When we are not truly known by the other people in our lives, we are misunderstood. When we are misunderstood, especially by family and friends, we join the "lonely crowd." Worse, when we succeed in hiding our being from others, we tend to lose touch with our real selves. This loss of self contributes to illness in its myriad forms. - Sidney Jourard
Crucial importance of willpower/self-control/conscientiousness/grit. Mindset. Mental contrasting, implementation intentions, wooping. ‘Driving the bus’.
Note there are already a number of resources available on this website that are relevant for "Willpower & Making It Happen". Look, for example, in the "Wellbeing, time management, self-control & self-determination" section in this website's "Good knowledge" area.
See too the blog sequence "Self-control, conscientiousness, grit, emotion regulation, willpower - whatever word you use, it's sure important to have it", "Self-control, conscientiousness, grit, emotion regulation, willpower - more on the many benefits",
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