I suspect almost all, if not all, of us have some habit, if not many habits, that we struggle to change. Just in case anyone else finds it useful, I've been listening to Gretchen Rubin's audiobook Better Than Before
while exercising. Before this I brushed up online on her 'four tendencies' to lay the groundwork. These are her general types of people according to how, and in some cases, whether, they meet external and internal expectations. I'm not a big fan of "personality types," but I find her in-depth examination of this topic to be very revealing and helpful, uncovering a sort of 'architecture' of habit formation and maintenance according to these four tendencies.
One of the four tendencies appears to be well represented among posters here, including me: the questioner. I've been looking at how this tendency often sabotages my ability to implement habits I know I need to develop or improve. And then there's the rebel tendency, my accomplice, as I watch the upholders and obligers meet all kinds of goals and succeed in ways I thought I could only dream of. Not that there aren't advantages to being a questioner and/or rebel, but what Gretchen does well is discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all four tendencies and how to make them work in the context of habits.
Given the many habits that need changing to lay the foundation for good cognition through life, this seems like a topic worth getting a lot clearer about, instead of just lobbing it in the 'willpower' bin for better or worse.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.