What’s this thing called will power? You may know it as drive, resolve, determination or self control. The description on Google is. “the faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action. or, “control deliberately exerted to do something or to restrain one’s impulse.
An example of willpower is “I have absolutely no will power around chocolate”. Will power really boils down to having self control.
A lack of willpower can contribute to you not achieving your goals. Not having the self control to create new success habits to take daily action towards your goals.
Instead of doing the work, you are watching TV or hanging out with friends and then you wonder why you fail.
Willpower is very important in you resisting short term temptations or giving into instant gratification in order to facilitate the meeting of your long-term goals.
Research has tracked groups of people from childhood into adulthood and the children who had more self control were more successful, got better grades, had greater physical and mental health, better financial security,less criminal convictions, less problems with substance abuse and better savings.
Is it too late to work on your willpower? I don’t think so. Developing willpower is just like creating a new habit. You must build your willpower muscle.
You can boost your willpower by getting enough sleep, meditating daily, reminding yourself of your why you need to be exerting will power and anticipating moments of weakness and plan accordingly.
Along with goal setting, willpower affects every area of your life
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