Each week Ellen Didrichsen from BigIdeasGrowingMinds publishes a, short, animated summary of a book related to leadership development and personal growth. This week we bring you The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel.

Learn from The Marshmallow Test

Apply The Marshmallow Test to your Sustainability Career

Thinking about the concepts shown in the video ask yourself how you can learn from The Marshmallow Test:

  1. By seeing yourself as your future (desired) self you are more likely to exhibit self control to protect the welfare of the future you. That’s also a great reason to take action on sustainability. Can you think of some other situations where this principle is useful?
  2. Thinking about something related to sustainability where you might sometime fall short, what “if-then” plan could you develop to prevent yourself falling short in the future?

I’d love to get your comments on these questions in the comment box!

If you liked this exercise you might also like to Learn from the Magic of Believing.

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