WILL-POW-ER (N): THE ABILITY TO CONTROL YOURSELF : STRONG DETERMINATION THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DO SOMETHING DIFFICULT

This week I want us to explore the concepts of self-denial and force of will. Willpower has been identified over and over as a hallmark of all great men and women. They choose to forgo comfort and laze- putting forth the energy required to overcome a common existence.

It’s easy to sleep in. It’s easy to turn the television on after a long day (vs reading or being productive at home). It’s easy to eat shitty food. Culturally, we often use phrases such as,”the easy way out” or “the path of least resistance”. We worship convenience and leisure. The road to higher development demands that we put forth effort. Generating effort is an active process unlike the passive state of mediocrity which does not require the addition of new energy.

Every week presents new challenges but the process we follow is the same: plan, focus on the activity at hand, and show up each moment as the best possible version of yourself regardless of the circumstance. This is how we keep moving towards our best possible self. As always, I will be checking in. Make it a good day and keep it fired it up-

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