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

James Clear

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.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    You lightly touched upon the part of the experiment where the scientists did not fulfill promises they stated. Do you think the lack of trust kids experienced also influenced their choice to not delay gratification?