Although skill is important, and I am the first to stay you must be great at what you do; assuming this is equal between two parties the one who ‘does more’ obviously wins the race.
I have seen this play out a lot lately in my own life, that of my wonderful friends and society in large. This becomes even more noticeable in difficult situations when one is dealing with challenges or their own survival in a range of contexts.
With friends going through their own trials (which Sydney dishes up), I have been helping them build their own sense of ‘willpower’ to not only get through their immediate challenge; but prepare them to be stronger next time to conquer it with strength.
Willpower is everything and like I do in these pieces, I would love to first define it with thanks to Google:
- control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.
- “most of our bad habits are due to laziness or lack of willpower”
- synonyms: 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; More
This is a great term and I had a feel of this over the weekend when I played with Squad in “Star Wars: Commander”. This is where 15 of us Imperials took on 15 of those pesky Rebels to bring order and peace to the galaxy (lol).
During this battle, we were up against a great opponent! I made a moderate mistake in my play earlier and some time back it would have demoralised me. As I have high willpower, I could keep playing even though I screwed up slightly; we won!
I have learned my lesson as to why (I didn’t have enough Jet Troopers), I was able to keep positive and functional.
Willpower is everything and it’s something that we can increase over time. That is done by staying productive & positive during stress, surviving more stressful situations, growing our discipline and just being aware of this key point.
My advice and thinking? Work on your willpower. Every time you are in the ‘fry pan’ so to speak; make sure you not only conquer your situation but get stronger for next time.
I do that all the time and whilst some situations knock me off my chair, I am forever driving my own willpower as much as I can.
The stronger we become, the more we win, we can better resist damage and stay productive.
Love your work, thank you for the read and stay awesome friends!