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40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.

During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what is now believed to be one of the most important characteristics for success in health, work and life.

Let’s talk about what happened and, more importantly, how you can use it.

The Marshmallow Experiment

The experiment began by bringing each child into a private room, sitting them down in a chair, and placing a marshmallow on the table in front of them.

At this point, the researcher offered a deal to the child.

The researcher told the child that he was going to leave the room and that if the child did not eat the marshmallow while he was away, then they would be rewarded with a second marshmallow. However, if the child decided to eat the first one before the researcher came back, then they would not get a second marshmallow.

So the choice was simple: one treat right now or two treats later.

The researcher left the room for 15 minutes.

As you can imagine, the footage of the children waiting alone in the room was rather entertaining. Some kids jumped up and ate the first marshmallow as soon as the researcher closed the door. Others wiggled and bounced and scooted in their chairs as they tried to restrain themselves, but eventually gave in to temptation a few minutes later. And finally, a few of the children did manage to wait the entire time.

Published in 1972, this popular study became known as The Marshmallow Experiment, but it wasn’t the treat that made it famous. The interesting part came years later.

The Power of Delayed Gratification

As the years rolled on and the children grew up, the researchers conducted follow up studies and tracked each child’s progress in a number of areas. What they found was surprising.

The children who were willing to delay gratification and waited to receive the second marshmallow ended up having higher SAT scores, lower levels of substance abuse, lower likelihood of obesity, better responses to stress, better social skills as reported by their parents, and generally better scores in a range of other life measures. (You can see the followup studies here, here, and here.)

The researchers followed each child for more than 40 years and over and over again, the group who waited patiently for the second marshmallow succeed in whatever capacity they were measuring. In other words, this series of experiments proved that the ability to delay gratification was critical for success in life.

And if you look around, you’ll see this playing out everywhere…

  • If you delay the gratification of watching television and get your homework done now, then you’ll learn more and get better grades.
  • If you delay the gratification of buying desserts and chips at the store, then you’ll eat healthier when you get home.
  • If you delay the gratification of finishing your workout early and put in a few more reps, then you’ll be stronger.

… and countless other examples.

Success usually comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of distraction. And that’s exactly what delayed gratification is all about.

This brings us to an interesting question: Did some children naturally have more self-control, and thus were destined for success? Or can you learn to develop this important trait?

What Determines Your Ability to Delay Gratification?

Researchers at the University of Rochester decided to replicate the marshmallow experiment, but with an important twist. (You can read the study here.)

Before offering the child the marshmallow, the researchers split the children into two groups.

The first group was exposed to a series of unreliable experiences. For example, the researcher gave the child a small box of crayons and promised to bring a bigger one, but never did. Then the researcher gave the child a small sticker and promised to bring a better selection of stickers, but never did.

Meanwhile, the second group had very reliable experiences. They were promised better crayons and got them. They were told about the better stickers and then they received them.

You can imagine the impact these experiences had on the marshmallow test. The children in the unreliable group had no reason to trust that the researchers would bring a second marshmallow and thus they didn’t wait very long to eat the first one.

Meanwhile, the children in the second group were training their brains to see delayed gratification as a positive. Every time the researcher made a promise and then delivered on it, the child’s brain registered two things: 1) waiting for gratification is worth it and 2) I have the capability to wait. As a result, the second group waited an average of four times longer than the first group.

In other words, the child’s ability to delay gratification and display self-control was not a predetermined trait, but rather was impacted by the experiences and environment that surrounded them. In fact, the effects of the environment were almost instantaneous. Just a few minutes of reliable or unreliable experiences were enough to push the actions of each child in one direction or another.

What can you and I learn from all of this?

How to Become Better at Delaying Gratification

Before we go further, let’s clear one thing up: for one reason or another, the Marshmallow Experiment has become particularly popular. You’ll find it mentioned in nearly every major media outlet. But these studies are just one piece of data, a small insight into the story of success. Human behavior (and life in general) is a lot more complex than that, so let’s not pretend that one choice a four-year-old makes will determine the rest of his or her life.

But…

The studies above do make one thing clear: if you want to succeed at something, at some point you will need to find the ability to be disciplined and take action instead of becoming distracted and doing what’s easy. Success in nearly every field requires you to ignore doing something easier (delaying gratification) in favor of doing something harder (doing the work and putting in your reps).

But the key takeaway here is that even if you don’t feel like you’re good at delaying gratification now, you can train yourself to become better simply by making a few small improvements. In the case of the children in the study, this meant being exposed to a reliable environment where the researcher promised something and then delivered it.

You and I can do the same thing. We can train our ability to delay gratification, just like we can train our muscles in the gym. And you can do it in the same way as the child and the researcher: by promising something small and then delivering. Over and over again until your brain says, 1. Yes, it’s worth it to wait and 2. Yes, I have the capability to do this.

Here are 4 simple ways to do exactly that:

  1. Start incredibly small. Make your new habit “so easy you can’t say no.” (Hat tip to Leo Babauta.)
  2. Improve one thing, by one percent. Do it again tomorrow.
  3. Use the “Seinfeld Strategy” to maintain consistency.
  4. Find a way to get started in less than two minutes.

James Clear writes at JamesClear.com, where he shares science-based ideas for living a better life and building habits that stick. To get strategies for boosting your mental and physical performance by 10x, join his free newsletter.

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If we learned anything from last month’s fervor over The Interview, it’s that in some part of the world, a head of state is convinced that Seth Rogen is so influential, his movies need to be stopped at all costs. But we also learned that, if audiences are led to believe that a film is so controversial that it can’t even be released, they’ll be chomping at the bit to see it. Hype sells. It got a poorly reviewed movie a ton of attention. And now it’s doing the same for a new reality show.

Like the four men it features, TLC’s My Husband’s Not Gay has managed to offend people even though it has yet to come out. Set to debut this weekend, the program has already received protests from everyone from Christians to advocacy groups like the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)… and, in the process, a whole lot of publicity. The show’s ability to upset such a diverse cross-section of America might suggest that it’s doing something very wrong. In a world where TV ratings mean everything for cable networks, however, it is doing something very right.

Media outlets have already devoted a great deal of time and attention to the story this week. Whether it’s the 80,000-plus people who have signed a Change.org online petition to block the show’s debut, whether it’s the statement issued by an inexplicably wounded GLAAD , whether it’s openly gay ABC News personality Robin Roberts reacting to the program on air, people are talking. And when you’re promoting a new show, any publicity is good publicity.

The fuss being made over My Husband’s Not Gay hardly has the network shaking in its boots, as the uproar has done nothing but generate buzz over a show that otherwise would probably have fallen silently into the heap that is TLC’s unspectacular, over-the-top reality programming. The best thing that opponents of this show could have done was keep quiet and not give it any attention at all. Instead, people will probably tune in to see what the hype was about.

Critics have already called the program everything from “harmful” and “dangerous” to “downright irresponsible,” but it’s hard to believe that anyone would care enough to even bother complaining about it. The 69-second trailer that TLC has posted on its web site shows a seemingly delusional cast, whether it’s the self-questioning men (“I’m interested in men, I’m just not interested in men,” one of them offers) or the women they’ve married (“I wouldn’t change anything about him,” says one about her husband). Even worse, one of the men featured is a bachelor, which begs the question of why the show’s title contains a word that doesn’t apply to a quarter of its cast. Sorry, but if your sons or daughters are being influenced by logic like this, perhaps their choice in TV programs isn’t the biggest problem you’re dealing with.

Plus, keep in mind that this program airs on a network that over the past several years has transitioned from respectable programming to offerings like 90 Day Fiancé, America’s Worst Tattoos and Extreme Couponing. It airs multiple shows on wedding dresses, multiple shows on baking, multiple shows on gypsies. TLC provides viewers with a peek into the lives of polygamists, little people, the morbidly obese, and those living with compulsive behavior. And nearly 100,000 of us are worried that someone is actually going to take sociological cues from one of this network’s programs?

Interestingly, those who oppose the show being aired are advocating the cancellation of a program they have not even seen, and quite frankly are wasting their efforts when other more pressing matters are on the table. Change.org is full of petitions dealing with legitimate human-rights concerns, yet many have received less support than one that has managed to actually bring more attention to the show, thus creating a demand and ironically reducing the likelihood of it being shelved.

If you want to learn about the identity struggles of those who question their sexual orientation, and the role that religion plays in efforts to “deprogram” them, do some research. Read a book. Watch a documentary. And let campy TLC programs do what they do best: entertain. Because when it comes to actually educating yourself on real-life issues, the only thing worse than forming an opinion after watching a reality show, of all things, is forming an opinion before watching one.
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Same-Sex Couples Are Less Likely To Divorce Than Heterosexual Couples, New Study Shows

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By Pamela J. Stubbart

Opponents of gay marriage, this one is for you. New evidence from the Williams Institute suggests that same-sex couples are less likely to divorce than heterosexual couples, so anyone who has ever argued that gay couples are “ruining” the sanctity of marriage, well, it looks like you’re totally and completely wrong. Oops.

According to data gathered and analyzed by the Williams Institute (a research group focused on “sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy” at UCLA), within the first four years or so that same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire and Vermont, just 1.1 percent of same-sex marriages have ended in divorce. If you include the data from six more states regarding same-sex civil unions and registered domestic partnerships, the same-sex dissolution rate per year ticks up to about 1.6 percent of all legally-recognized partnerships. Both of these same-sex splits per year rates are lower than the 2 percent of heterosexual marriages which dissolve per year in the United States.

As the Williams Institute also points out, the number of same-sex couples choosing to get married following the Supreme Court’s 2013 Windsor decision is rising quickly — even in states where same-sex marriage was already legal. This suggests that as public opinion of same-sex marriage continues to improve, more and more couples will be drawn into the institution (even those couples who were previously unsure about marriage), though these couples may or may not be more likely to divorce in the long-run, so continued analysis is required.

Unfortunately, persisting inequality in marriage laws also makes it more difficult for same-sex couples to separate: as a same-sex spouse, you can’t get a divorce in your home state unless that state recognizes your marriage in the first place, which could partially account for why divorce rates are so low.

But as long as we’re talking about positive news, here’s some more food for thought: according to another recent study published by the University of Melbourne earlier this summer, children of same-sex parents may fare better than those of similar heterosexual couples too. So advocates of “traditional” marriages and families, take that.

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