Willpower by force is not only ineﬀective in the long run, but also damaging to our conﬁdence. When we fail at forcing ourselves, we may wrongly conclude that we will never succeed. Because we cannot truly succeed or grow our willpower by force. We are not strong enough to force ourselves to overcome willpower issues without crippling our own truth. And the truth is, part of us wants to keep that addiction—that’s why it’s in our life. But there is another, kinder way to win ourselves over to a healthier lifestyle.