Vid: Self-Control is the Key to Success—John Tierney and Roy Baumeister on Willpower

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"There are two qualities that correlate with success," says New York Times journalist John Tierney. "One of them is intelligence and the other is self-control. And so far researchers haven't figured out what to do about intelligence, but they have rediscovered how to improve self-control."

Tierney spoke at an event sponsored by the Reason Foundation on January 28, 2014 at New York City's Museum of Sex. He was joined by Roy Baumeister, the Francis Epps Eminent Scholar in psychology at Florida State University, and the co-author with Tierney of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.