Pinkcast 1.17: Why you should say “I don’t” instead of “I can’t.”
LINKS AND FURTHER READING:
- You can find the study I mentioned here. Published by Vanessa Patrick and Hendrik Hagtvedt, it explains when “empowered refusal motivates goal-directed behavior.”
- Scientific American has a good short summary of the research. New York Magazine suggests that you can deploy this technique not only to resist temptation but also to say no to things you don’t want to do.