“The will is not just ‘a’ power, but all power that exists. How did God create the world? With Will.
When we want to bring the meaning of willpower and its true application back on track, we first have to come to terms with the goal of life. Why are we human? Because we decided, in the gray pre-existence, to become gods and goddesses. In order to accomplish this, we had to enroll in this “Earth University” to get to know the laws of life through experience, and through experience over time to perfectly apply them, and thus, to gain mastery over energy and matter (which is just a condensed form of energy). All the stories of magicians who could transform a desert into a carpet of flowers with a mere snap of the fingers, unleash storms or make boulders as light as feathers are distorted imaginings of what humans one day actually will be able to do – things that they never actually will do, since, in order to achieve this mastery, they will first have had to become beings of perfected love who work in perfected wisdom. And that love is, of course, never complacent or sensational, does not seek to impress, and certainly does not satisfy the base curious unbeliever.
How do you get will and what is it made of?
Will is a muscle that we need to nurture and develop. Here are four ways to become more aware of your own will and how to make it strong and well defined.
A direct correlation with will is the belief that what you think or do matters.
Self-confidence is primarily developed from two areas in life. The first is by experiencing love. If you feel loved and accepted, you naturally see yourself as whole and healthy and exude confidence about life.
The other way to build self-confidence is through success.
Think about a young child learning to ride a bicycle. As he gets the hang of holding the handlebars, balancing and pedaling, his confidence soars. Once he has mastered bike riding, he may then be more willing to try other similar sports like skateboarding or rollerblading.
What have you experienced success in that has propelled you into greater endeavors?
When you feel confident, it’s easy to try new things and exert your will.
Willpower is easily associated with desire. Think about it like this — desire is the fuel that propels will.
Because, let’s face it, if you want something, it’s much easier to put in the effort and the work.
People talk a lot about willpower when it comes to losing weight. If you’re desire to be healthy is strong and you have good motivation (desire) it’s easier to delay gratification, to listen to your body, to get up and go for a run and to make healthy choices.
But you have to really want it.
Desire and will show up in many forms.
I know a young woman who loves to swim and has swum competitively for years. She annually attends state meets, and often wins her events.
She is dedicated to her sport and to pushing herself to be the best that she can be.
How is she able to do this? Because she has desire — she wants it. She has the will to succeed.
Will and ability go hand in hand.
Often, when I look to undergo a project, the first thing I have to ask myself is am I willing?
Then I ask, do I have the desire to undertake this task?
The third question is, do I believe I have the skills to succeed?
If the answer is no, don’t be deterred because we often need to learn new skills or get help when striving to succeed.
If that’s the case, are you willing to ask for help and get the support you need to take on this task?
I believe we can do anything that we set our minds to — if we want it badly enough. Everything can be figured out.
It’s easy to think about willpower as being directly connected to perseverance, that dogged trait of not giving up. Of getting up even when you don’t want to, of showing up even when you’re afraid.
How do we foster perseverance?
Like with everything, practice.
In some ways, procrastination is the opposite of perseverance and when I find myself wanting to avoid, I remember Robert Holden’s words on my Success Now calendar: “Procrastinate tomorrow.”
Willpower is doing it anyway — even when you want to give up, even when it gets hard, or uncomfortable or scary.
It’s about following through until the task/job/meet is completed. It’s about staying focused, keeping your eyes on the prize and moving toward the goal line.
Will is a powerful key to living a successful life. It can propel you into new endeavors and help you stretch yourself with people, places and projects.
Becoming more aware of how will works in your life and strengthening that muscle can yield you amazing results!
Will power is what keep you move on what keeps you a live. There is no greater force on earth then will power. You don’t have to be the best in what you do in life, but if you have that spark that edge of WILL there is no limits what the person can do, in each sphere of life. Each of us come on this planet to do something great in life spend each of us have purpose, find your purpose and make it happen.
By Milos Crnogorcevic @milosonlinept