Instructions: Use this worksheet to reflect on self-regulation and willpower. Items with an asterisk require completion (*).
1. Summarize the main ideas from the video and article. Each summary should be at least three sentences.
A. Video – “The Science of Willpower: An Interview with Kelly McGonigal” The video “The Science of Willpower” dives into the concept of one’s drive to achieve their goals no matter the barriers and lack of confidence. It’s the will to keep positive as your wants build momentum for you to keep pushing forward. The limits of your willpower is determined by your drive for your goal. Knowing what matters to you, being mindful of the future and the impact your decisions now will affect …show more content…
Article – “Academic Delay of Gratification, Motivation, and Self-regulated Learning Strategies”* The article “Academic Delay of Gratification, Motivation, and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies” is about the delay between short and long term rewards. The article talks about one’s choice of giving up immediate small rewards for a larger long term reward, delaying gratification. Studies find that academic gratification compared to alternatives were more relevant to an individual, allowing them to focus more on the academic task at hand. Being able to manage yourself and impulses help regulate your time and priorities.
2. Using your own words, define willpower and explain what it means to you in a complete paragraph of at least three sentences. * The definition of willpower to me is determination. I have a purpose for my goals and I will do what is necessary even when I don’t believe in myself at times. I want to become an Air Force Financial officer and sometimes I feel the barriers to entry are against my favor, although the only thing that can hold me back is myself.
3. Think about a situation that you are currently facing as a college student that requires willpower and complete the items …show more content…
Not only must one be superb at their job, but also in the community volunteering, and advancing one’s education. I have doubts sometimes about where I stand compared to others, although I am determined to overcome them.
B. The links to the video and article recommend very specific ways to use willpower. Identify at least two strategies (different than you used in the previous question) from either the video or the article that you can use to overcome the current situation so that you can achieve your personal or professional goals. In a paragraph of at least three sentences for each strategy, explain how you can apply it to your personal or professional situation.
One strategy I can use to overcome the current situation is to implement small changes in my life that revolve around my goals of obtaining more awards, medals, and achievements. Volunteering once a week along with leading volunteer opportunities for everyone to improve my leadership skills. At work I can also take the initiative more often as long as it doesn’t conflict with my