I write about things I learn from books, and my observations on being a creator


Like most things in life, willpower is available in limited supply. I didn’t realise this until recently.

Picking a salad instead of a cookie? Willpower comes into play. Choosing to rest over ‘pushing’ yourself? Willpower comes into play. Choosing the right burger at a restaurant? Willpower comes into play.

For starters, willpower isn’t available on-demand. You can’t ‘summon’ willpower to serve you when you need it. With every decision you take, you’re depleting some part of your reserve.

And the faster we use it, the faster our willpower battery comes down. That’s why most of us lack the energy to do things as the evening progresses. You had already made so many decisions.

Reserve your willpower for things that matter. And it’s a choice we all have to make everyday.