What will you gain from having a strong Will Power?
- Develop self-discipline
- Being more assertive
- Commit to an objective, principle or decision
- Have the self-discipline to stick with something, to begin and end a project
- When you want something, you will have the necessary will power to achieve it
- Resist temptations
- Stop procrastination
- Exhibit initiative
In the modern world everyone wants the magic pill, one pill that will allow them to achieve all their dreams: be rich, get a boyfriend/girlfriend, be healthy… we expect everything without work. That’s why we get nothing.
I really wish it could be that way. If I wanted money, I would click twice on a button and I would get unlimited funds for the rest of my life. If I want women, I would say 3 words and have any of them at my disposal forever.
Unfortunately (or fortunately!), that’s not the way the world works. For most things and most people, if you want something, you must work for it. That’s where self-discipline and will power enter the equation.
If you want to loose weight, you can go to a nutritionist to develop an elaborate eating plan and join a gym. But you still need the necessary will power to follow the eating plan and go to the gym. Same thing with quit smoking and many other things.
And this is just on the superficial level.
How many other plans did you start and did not have the necessary will power or self discipline to follow through?
I can’t say this enough. If there’s only one thing you develop from CharismaSchool, make it this one! Will Power is one of the most important things you can have. The saying “If there’s a will, there’s a way!” is definitely true!
This week I’ll start with the will basics: describing what is the will, qualities and types. And each week, aside from the exercises, I’ll also describe two will “diseases” or “leaks” that you should be aware of.
There will be only two simple exercises for this first week:
Exercise 1: This is a great exercise to start controling your nervous energy. It’s written on many books of will development and one that I recommend to do above everything else.
Exercise 2: This is an expansion of the first exercise. It’s something you can do anywhere anytime, but not a very easy one. Aside from your will power it also develops the awareness of your body.
Here’s the first video:
“Power of Will” by Frank Haddock
“The Act of Will” by Roberto Assagioli