Before we went out of our path, were we path. The compendium of all our values, efforts, goals and dreams. If there is a tree to be planted, we plant it. If an error needs to be corrected, we will correct it. And if there is something to be done, we do it. Free will is what separates the stone from the road. If our willpower was greater, we would almost always achieve what we wanted.
Hermann Hesse (German writer, poet and painter) said that when someone really lacks something, they find it. When they get it, it’s not because of luck – it’s their willpower. Their own desires and needs drove them towards it. In other words, while it may be difficult, we can achieve everything we set out to do. Perseverance makes sense for everything.
Faith is our secondary power, wanting something is our first. The famous mountains that are moved with faith are nothing compared to what will can achieve. We do not discover how much we are capable of until we think it through, try and want it to succeed.
To choose his own path
No one lacks the strength it requires, but it can struggle with endurance. The biggest challenge shrinks as soon as one can gather enough willpower. Every path can be crossed when one’s will is great enough. This is what Rudyard Kipling said: “If you give a man more than he can handle, he will find a way. If you just give him what he can, he will not ”.
We’re barely half awake. We use only a small part of the physical and mental resources we have been given. It is the same with our determination. We are better at hiding than looking ahead, facing our problems and looking for solutions. We quickly forget that as soon as we believe in ourselves, we will discover how to live life to the fullest.
Being authentic in a world that is constantly trying to make us another is a serious challenge. The path we choose reflects our choices. Will we end up sweeping our dreams under the rug? In that case, we should walk off the most trodden paths.
However, if we would rather draw outside the lines and take a detour through the country, we can be ourselves in a world we have created ourselves.
Will is the most powerful driving force
Willpower is the impulse that will make our desires bear fruit. Those who have a lot of willpower make significant decisions, even when faced with every kind of difficulty and resistance. Those who have a weak willpower, on the other hand, easily collapse when faced with adversity.
This power is related to desire. If we do not want something enough, the will we are trying to use will be insufficient. On the other hand, if the desire is big enough and we want it to happen, we will definitely keep going until we reach our goal.
As we have seen before, just wanting something is not enough. We need the willpower to move mountains, to push forward and plant the seeds of self-confidence.