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Men’s Health: You Don’t Need Motivation to Lose Weight, You Need Discipline

“When millions of people woke up after New Years earlier this month, they probably thought, “This is it. The year I finally get in shape.” They were fired up, motivated, and ready to go. Trouble is, many of them likely thought the exact same thing last year. And the year before that.

The problem with motivation is that it comes and goes. Some days, you feel invincible. Other days, you feel worse than Darth Vader without his lightsaber. “At moments of high motivation, you need to make specific plans about what you’re going to do in the future, when motivation will likely be lower,” says Angela Duckworth, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, who studies grit and self-control.”

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