The nature of willpower is straightforward.
Take consistent action, learn from your mistakes, and watch the results bloom.
People stuck in low-value molds deny this simplicity because it destroys their excuses.
(You know – momentum and all that).
The Subtleties Matter A Lot Less Than Simply Going Out And Making Things Happen
The biggest obstacle in the path of achievement is a lack of drive. Your intensity of will is what gives you your results.
Lofty goals always sound nice within your mind, but do you really have the inner fire to go out and ensure they’re realized?
If you give up after your initial mistakes it goes to show you don’t actually care about your eventual end results.
Every Will Can Be Influenced To A Degree, But Its Respective Power Is Ultimately Sovereign
When you work on something you don’t truly care about, you’ll be surpassed by those that do. Every role is inhabited by a person whose will mirrors its demands.
Is your will dancing like a puppet to satisfy a stronger will asserting itself over you (parents, peers, teachers, authority figures)?
When you don’t recognize the power of your own will, you leave a vacuum of potential that will be hijacked by those who are more sure of themselves. These folks will then use your efforts to compound their own value.
Much Of Realizing My Own Potential Came From Me Waking Up To The Incompetencies Of Other People
Many of these so called “adults” who seem so sure of themselves really have no idea what they’re doing. Even those at the top of their respective fields don’t have all the answers. They simply willed their results into being because that’s WHO THEY ARE. Persistence was possible for them due to the burning desire reflective of their identity/strength of will.
Everything physical first exists as idea, and we’re the vessels bringing about this realization.
This process mirrors the will within.
For instance, I willed this website into being as the result of my own personal growth. I chose this particular format to express my inner value because it comes natural to me. None of these posts would have ever been written had I listened to those who wanted me to live my life by their standards.
When There’s A Will, There’s A Way
The nature of your will determines all of your externalities. A weak expression of will with regards to a certain action or goal leaves room for those with a more suitable will to take that spot. You should never be mad about your results, because you ultimately allowed them to happen based upon your own intensity of will.
A strong will gives you a strong presence (whether with girls, work, socialization, finances, etc).
You just have to know what you want out of life and then pursue it with CONVICTION.
Some things obviously take longer to manifest. The larger the goal, the more dedicated you have to be. Dedication ceases to be a problem when your goals merge with your lifestyle/identity/will. When you reach a complete and total level of commitment, your perception of normalcy changes.
In order to see maximum results, you must become the totality of what you want to embody. At that point, choices and options previously out of the range of your attention will then reveal themselves to you.
Jim Morrison committed to his identity as a rockstar when he was living off LSD and canned beans in Venice Beach. I’m sure many people told him that he couldn’t, but he had the intensity of will to disregard the petty taunts of naysayers. He became the lizard king because that’s who he believed he was down to the very core of his being.
This same exact process has applied to every single person since the beginning of time. You just have to understand the nature of your own personal will and how you can optimize it.
Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t – you’re right.
P.S. Ready to take your willpower to the next level? Check out 30 Days of Discipline.