Procrastination, struggling with deadlines, overflowing calendars: Almost all working people know this. How nice it would be to always have your willpower under control.

The old virtue of "self-discipline" sounds outdated.

At the same time, along with intelligence, willpower is a key factor for professional success.

Our moderators Angelika Fey and Benjamin Fischer argue about the pros and cons of self-discipline, interview psychologists and former professional soccer player René Adler.

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For further reading:

Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney: Willpower.

Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.

Penguin Books 2012

Hans-Werner Rückert: No more procrastination.

How you implement what you intend to do.

Campus 2014