Willpower, part VIII: images of temptation

February 5, 2012 by Joshua
in Awareness, Blog, Fitness

[This post is part of a series on willpower and how to understand and use it. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.]

Here is some footage of a remake of the marshmallow experiment I found online. I prefer the stills below to the video they came from.

I find the video missed the point and unhelpful. It shows very cute images of very cute kids. Something didn’t sit well with me. I think the music tipped me off that the point of the video wasn’t to help people develop willpower. It’s cutesy.

Finally I realized what was missing. Look at the pictures and watch the video below and see if you can tell what they missed. I’ll show what I consider missing tomorrow.

Learn to make Meaningful Connections

with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.


  • Step by step instructions
  • Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
  • An excerpt from my book

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