Willpower is the greatest lie.
If you want to make permanent changes in your life, don’t rely on your willpower.
It you want to make change in your life, willpower is not going to help you. Willpower is actually what’s holding you back.
Willpower holds uncertainty. It’s a noncommittal. It’s indecisiveness.
When you truly want change DECIDE TO CHANGE
If you need to exert willpower to achieve what you want, there’s an internal conflict happening inside you.
According to research, “willpower is like a muscle. It’s a finite resource that depletes with use. By the end of a strenuous day when you’ve been forced to exert willpower – when you’ve had to stop yourself from eating that candy bar a hundred times over – your willpower is exhausted. You are exhausted.”
We must first realize what internal conflicts we have that prevent us from committing to the decision to change then create the conditions/the environment to effect change.
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” according to Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once you decide what you want, there is no more need to think about it. The decision has been made.
When you are committed you will create regimens to sustain your choice. You will create the environment to succeed. You will follow the path and practices that are aligned with your goal(s).
“We naturally adapt to our environments. Conscious evolution involves purposefully surrounding ourselves with people that are reflections of who we want to become and creating environments that are conducive to what we want to achieve.“
Change your mindset. Stop relying on willpower and setting yourself up for failure. Create your environment conducive to your goals. Surround yourself with likeminded people. Your success will happen organically almost effortlessly. Your environment, and the people who are in it, is the best indicator of the life you’ll live.
Stop fighting yourself. Vow to resolve internal conflict about your choices and set the task of real change!