How important is willpower? Can it solve all problems? How can you improve your own willpower?
- “Nothing is impossible.” Originally from the Bible: “For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)
- “Impossible is nothing.” – Adidas slogan Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
- “Men can do all things if they will.” – Leon Batista Alberti
- “All things must; man is the only creature that wills.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
- “In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.” – Aleister Crowley
- “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” – Dan Millman
- “Nothing is easy to the unwilling.” – Thomas Fuller
- “Just do it” – Nike
- “The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” – Robert Frost
- “Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.” – Chinese Proverb
- “Willpower is useful at times. I use willpower to get the garbage out on Friday mornings. But there’s a price to pay for relying on willpower. Using willpower is the opposite of using your imagination and of losing yourself in an activity. Willpower reduces any activity to the very low status of ‘chore’.” – Leslie Godwin
- “Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioral change is that it is fueled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down—and they will—even your best-laid plans will fall flat.” – Phillip C. McGraw
- “To assert your willpower is simply to make up your mind that you want something, and then refuse to be put off. In short, think about what you want and hold to that thought. Believe in it as a reality, regardless of what may appear to be true. This is willpower in action, and anyone can do it.” – Phillip Cooper
- “Will, without reason, is a blind man’s motion; will, against reason, is a madman’s motion.” – Benjamin Whichcote
- “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
- “There is not great talent without great will power.” – Honore de Balzac
- “Gongfu is an ancient Chinese term describing work/devotion/effort that has been successfully applied over a substantial period of time, resulting in a degree of mastery in a specific field. Although the term is synonymous in the West with martial arts (though it is most over rendered Kung Fu), it is equally applicable to calligraphy, painting, music, or other areas of endeavor.” – Andy James
“You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your deep, driving desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.”