Why Will Power is Not Your Friend


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When will you get yourself to do what you say you want to do?

More people than you know lose sleep over that question. If that sounds like something you have experienced, you’re not alone.

Almost everybody begins their journey when a thought pops into their mind. Then, day-to-day life keeps them busy, and they spend frustrating months fixin’ to get ready. You know, starting to prepare… so you can start to do… so you can do… and say you did.

If that doesn’t work, you summon your friend, Will Power.

Will is not a person, but more like a kind of friend that you don’t know why you keep letting into your life.

They are a bit of a slacker, live rent-free in your mind, say they want to help, and never deliver on their promise. Will’s job description should read -- to force you to do things you say you want to do but can’t get yourself to do. When you give up, Will leaves.

The good news is, there’s no need to force yourself to do anything. Achieving your biggest goals in life has nothing to do with Will Power. Instead, shift your mindset -

“To act at your discretion without constraint.”

That’s the definition of Free Will, Will Powers, good cousin.

Use your Free Will to harness your excitement and choose the path of least resistance. Start making the smallest changes in your life. Those steps will lead to big results sooner than you think.

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