Strategies to Increase Your Willpower
You are very powerful and capable of doing so much, but to increase your willpower, strategies are needed. It’s hard to start doing something you’ve never done before. It’s having the self-control to say the world NO to things that contradict our goals.
To increase your willpower, it’s important that you start to reject short-term desires so that you meet long-term goals. Too many, the battle between temporary desires and long-term accomplishments. Maybe we have to turn down a slice of pizza in order to maintain that good inside feeling we get from healthy eating. It could also mean sacrificing hanging with friends to write that amazing book idea you’ve always had.
While putting myself through engineering school, although I loved being around people, my studies needed more. After failing my first engineering course I knew changes needed to be made. I had to become unavailable to all so that I was available for this adventure. When you increase your willpower, you turn down what doesn’t serve so that you’re better able to serve.
For those of us that want to find ways to increase willpower, where do we start?
Willpower Builds the More You Work it
Just like any habit, the more you work it, the more it builds. Therefore, if you set forth the intention for yourself it can all be worked into shape. But there’s a thin line that cannot be crossed. We must be careful to not neglect ourselves of what we need. It doesn’t help increase your willpower. There’s a great chance it may help deplete it.
Although you may have to give up some things, never fail to celebrate. With everything you give up, there’s again. Celebrate those gains. Waiting to get all the way to the top does you know good. Celebrate along the way, not just the end result. The more you have reasons to celebrate the more the opportunity to increase your willpower.
After seeing small results, it moves you to push through to the bigger ones.
How to Improve Willpower
So how do you gain ultimate willpower? Keep in mind that work is necessary, as it takes time. So try not to do too much expecting much. Roll your way into it. No need to force your way through. With time, you start to understand yourself more. Because of this, you build the willpower to do more. So break it down and allow yourself a shot at experiencing wins.
It’s also important that you take the necessary time to plan things out. When you can plan things out, you can see the map. From that map, you are able to see the path to getting there very clearly. It is from this clear map that you increase your willpower to do even more. You don’t know how much you can do until you realize how much you’ve done. Therefore, it’s very important to celebrate the plans we put forth.
And to one of the most important tips of all, to remain focused, shying away from temptation. If you’re attempting to achieve anything, it’s important that you know why you must. Anything that comes in the way of that is a distraction. These distractions don’t increase your willpower, they put a damper on it.
A Better Story Wills the Soul
What’s the story you are currently operating off of? To get to where we need to be, we need to operate from a different story. But the most important thing, we must believe it to be true. For this reason, I wake up every day in meditation so that I may be a reminder of the many things I am. When you know who you are and what you’re capable of, you’ve already won.
When you’ve already won, to increase your willpower is to increase your wins. So believe in yourself and reach out when needed. But throughout this entire process, never forget the celebrations along the way. The more you celebrate, the more the willpower to push through when things get rough. Leaving it all on the table, you live free.
No new habit is easy to build, but every goal is worth our attempt. We’re only here for a little bit of time, so why not make it all worth living. With every goal that you work towards, a shift. And with each shift, a spark of change to all. Your goals not only increase your willpower but through you, that of everyone else in attendance.
The world is constantly watching as I love to say. From the many observing, there are those that seek your willpower so that they too establish theirs. So when you push for you, you in turn push for many more.