Willpower is the power to subdue laziness and procrastination. It's the power to command or reject unneeded or injurious impulses. It's the power to arrive at a decision and follow it with doggedness till its successful achievement.
It's the inner might that overcomes the desire to indulge in unneeded and worthless habits and the inner strength that overpowers inner emotional and mental opposition for taking action. It's among the fundaments of success, both spiritual and material.
Self-discipline is the associate of will power. It empowers with the stamina to hold on in whatever one does. It imparts the power to withstand adversities and troubles, whether physical, emotional or mental. It allows the power to reject immediate satisfaction, in order to get something better, but which calls for effort and time.
Everybody has inner, unconscious, or partly conscious impulses, making them state or do things they later rule stating or doing. On a lot of occasions, individuals don't think before they talk or act. By formulating these 2 powers, one becomes wetting of the inner, subconscious impulses, and derives the power to reject them when they're not for his/her own good.
These 2 powers help us to pick our behavior and reactions, rather than being dominated by them. Their possession won't make life ho-hum or boring. To the contrary, you'll feel more powerful, in charge of yourself and your environment, happy and gratified.
How many times have you felt too powerless, lazy or shy to accomplish something you wished to act? You are able to gain inner strength, initiative, and the power to arrive at decisions and follow them. Believe me; it isn't difficult to develop these 2 powers. If you're sincere and are willing to get stronger, you'll surely succeed.
In this book, you'll find a few exercises and strategies for developing these abilities. These easy, but effective exercises, may be performed every place and at any time. Go slowly and gradually, and you'll see how you get stronger and your life begins improving.
There's a misconception in the public mind regarding willpower. It's erroneously thought to be something arduous and difficult, and that one has to exert and tense the body and brain when expressing it. It's a totally wrong concept. This is among the reasons why individuals avoid utilizing it, though they're conscious of its does good. They acknowledge the fact that the use of will power in their life and affairs will greatly assist them and that they have to strengthen it, yet they do nothing about it.
Willpower gets stronger by holding off and not allowing the expression of insignificant, unnecessary and unhealthy ideas, feelings, actions and reactions? If this saved energy isn't allowed expression, it's stored inside you like a battery, and it becomes available at the time of need. By rehearsing suitable exercises, you develop your powers the same way, as an individual who trains his/her muscles in order to fortify them.