Story by Aditya Shukla, psychologist
Let's talk about hope. And where it comes from.
Waypower is a problem-solving approach. When you have waypower, you can think of many different practical ways to reach your goals, even if your efforts are stiffled or blocked.
Like finding a new way to study when you don't have notes.
Finding a way to get unstuck is waypower - and imagining that solution creates hope.
Willpower is more traditional. It's having a commitment to do something that's difficult.
To find hope in a career, you have to network and commit to social situations you don't like.
More glucose = more brain resources = more willpower Less glucose = less brain resources = less willpower