“This is the mental drive and determination that allows you to succeed or master one’s self” – Yannick Theodore.
According to my definition, will power is the determination to succeed. The determination to achieve what was once thought unachievable. To leap the walls of limitation, and produce something no one else can. To master one’s self and life choices.
If you google “will power” online you are sure to find a large number of sites, providing various different definitions, for those two simple words. According to the oxford dictionary online:
determination, strength of will, strength of character, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose,resolution, resolve, resoluteness, purposefulness, single-mindedness, drive, commitment,dedication, doggedness, tenacity, tenaciousness, staying power, backbone, spine; self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline, self-mastery; German Sitzfleisch
• informal stickability
North American • informal stick-to-it-iveness
• rare perseveration
Other definitions include:
: the ability to control yourself : strong determination that allows you to do something difficult (such as to lose weight or quit smoking)”
Taken from the Marriam Webster dictionary. In other words, will power is the mental driving force that helps you get out of bed on a morning, will power is what motivates you, stimulates you and causes you to feel that deep desire to win, and dominate. Where can we say this drive originates from? Is it something that is taught? Can you sit down in a classroom and learn how to have some will power to achieve? Unfortunately you cannot! If that were the case, I most certainly would graciously spend the required amount to get that concept drilled into my lifestyle. I believe will power is an innate mentality, man possess in order to assist them to move forward in life. The question is, Is it only man who possess such innate abilities? Do, women have as much will power as men? or do they even have any will power at all? for that matter. Do women possess that strength of will to achieve under any circumstance as men? Some feminists believe strongly that power in society is unequally balanced towards men. This unequal balance is what ignites their desire to achieve more than what’s expected. Is this a sign that women may have more will power than men? In order to obtain equality to men, it takes a lot of scheming and determination, which women have showcased over hundreds of years. Is it enough to say though, that women possess more will power than men? Men over the years have showcased lots of will power as well, leading endeavors to establish and maintain a civilized society. Building a civilization from the ground up, with no laws, regulations, bills, or expected ways of behavior, is not an easy task. This takes alot of WILL POWER. If you compare building a society to attaining equality, you will slowly realize the answer to the afore-mentioned question. Can you imagine, men much like me and you, built a scoiety from the ground up, with nothing but our bare hands, a vision of a better more modern future and will power to achieve it! What a task! You think if we had asked a woman to assist us we would achieved such task? My guess is half of you guys would refrain from answering, out of a respect for women (I call that fear) and the other half would give an astounding NO, never in their life right! I agree this one time. Think about it. Man posses so much will to live better, eat better, work better, that he has created the most amazing system of living unimaginable in all the known galaxies! This system is so incredible, that in this century, the 21st century, it is now possible for everyone to own their own business, in any field imaginable to you! Right now you can just sit there, close your eyes, imagine the business you want to start, jump on your laptop and search the web, and out there, is the answer, guaranteed, no questions about it. All as a result of one’s will power to create a better world. Now its even possible to speed to work even quicker in one of your new corvettes and get there before the morning briefing meeting, where as you would have had to gallop to work on a morning. All as a result of one’s will power to achieve and attain new heights. Everything is possible now as a result of one man’s will power to live better, yet still you hear about men and women living in poverty, or family houses seized by bankrupted families, as a result of lack of will power. Thats the problem with society today, the lack of will power! Things just aren’t the same as before. Now women wake up and don’t even want to go to work anymore. They don’t feel like it they complain. Don’t feel like it, did she not just hear herself, ” You did not feel like going to work!” What she needs to feel like doing is getting her butt up and getting ready for work. In the old days, work was a breath pattern. The same way you wake up and yawn and stretch, is the same way you would wake up and promptly get ready to go to work. No lie. Thats how its was. Now women can just not feel like going to work and just not go! Oh how things have changed! The will to work has been sucked out of the women of the society today. Some guys even worst, actually consider just sitting around on the block whole day, hustling in various ways as a suitable means of attaining mass wealth. Yeah, it’s true, the amount of will power some men have now is minimal to average. Its even more appalling to know some don’t just consider it, some finally choose to do it! Yeah I know bad decision most of you are saying, but hey I have traveled around the globe and I have come across many individuals who choose this career pattern. Do people not will themselves to get a better job anymore? Guess not, the society we live in today, it’s acceptable to work as anything now, just as long as no laws are being violated. How amazing is that! What is to become of the future. If no one has the will power to do anything anymore. Inventing ceased and we were forced to live a stagnant life. Think about it! This has me realize that will power is vital to mental and physical development. Without the will to better yourself, life has a way of slipping through your fingers. To those of you who were ever searching for an answer, assisting you in staying focused and following through with your new years resolution, the answer is will power. The determination to fulfill your resolution will get you through.
“If You can WILL it, you can achieve it!” – Yannick Theodore