Ask any Psychology 101 student about the marshmallow test, and as long as they weren’t sleeping in the back of the class, they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. A child is presented with a marshmallow. He or she is told that they can eat the marshmallow now, or wait and receive two marshmallows later on. What does the child do?
Walter Mischel has found that the implications of this simple test has a profound impact on a person’s level of personal success. It impacts everything from SAT scores to self worth. With that being the case, the question is: how can we build our own levels of self control? That’s the main question addressed in The Marshmallow Test, and it’s a topic you’ll have a deeper insight into if you decide to give this book a read.
Learn More: The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success by Walter Mischel