Determination. Drive. Strength of character. Resolution. Resolve. Purposefulness. Commitment. Dedication. Tenacity.
I know that if I don’t get out of bed in the morning to workout, I will just lay there for the next 30 minutes thinking about how I should have gotten up, trying to figure out when I will fit a workout in the day ahead, feeling guilty. When I skip a planned morning workout, I always regret it. This is not to say that I get up every single morning, 7 days each week and workout. I schedule sleep-in days and I do not feel an ounce of guilt for them. It is the unplanned days where I lack the will power to get up and get moving, where I let my mind talk me out of it — mind over matter — don’t think, just do. My husband has an amazing amount of will power. He has been running far longer than I have and he just can’t go a day without it. He goes in terrible, windy, cold, blizzard-y weather because he cannot even imagine not going. His will power trait trickles into other areas of his life as well. He shows such dedication to many things and I admire him for it. I will also admit that my will power has increased over the years primarily because of watching and admiring my his determination.
The will to succeed in whatever you’re doing in life is such a valuable trait – or is it a skill? Is will power something that you’re born with or something that you can attain? Nature or Nurture?
Do you have it?
Until Next Time,