Sure there are people who have an endlessly positive and productive worldview. But sometimes this kind of behavior is known as denial.
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Mischel found that children who could delay gratification for 15 minutes scored 210 points higher on their SATs than children who lasted one minute.
Stanford University professor Michael Mischel's marshmallow test fits well with weight loss. The solution to restraint is easy: be a 4-year old. Adopt the same strategy the self-disciplined children did and find ways to distract yourself.
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