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Willpower Is The Key To Success, According To Research

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Is willpower the key to success? Why do we need willpower to succeed? Is willpower enough to be successful in life?

According to American Psychological Association, “Willpower is the ability to resist short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.”

You need willpower to succeed. Willpower will motivate you to keep going, regardless of what is happening around you. Willpower will help you to focus on what is important in your life. Willpower is a motivator, a protector, and a driver.

The question is, “Is willpower enough to succeed?”

According to Dan Millman, an American author, Said, “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt, or fear.”

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Willpower will:

  • Help you stay in the ring, no matter what
  • Help you to fight procrastination, doubt, and/or fear. But willpower is not enough to get you to the finish line. Willpower will help you prepare for what you want to accomplish in life, but action will get the job done.

Willpower will make you successful if you add hard work. If you want your willpower to make a difference in your life, you MUST work hard. Nobody succeeds without hard and smart work.

Willpower will make you successful if you work hard to make your dream a reality.

How To Get What You Want From Life

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To get what we want from life, we must first know what we want. Most people want something but they don’t know how to get them.

You will be successful if you know what you want.

You will be successful if you know how to get what you want.

You will be successful if you focus on getting what you want.

You can get what you want if you believe you can. Napoleon Hill said, “You can do it if you believe you can.”

You can really be successful if you can just do more than you are paid to do. Do more than you are paid to do. Don’t do what others are doing. Do what you think is right, and what will push you closer to your dream. Again, Napoleon Hill said, “Render more service than that for which you are paid and you will soon be paid for more than you render. The law of ‘increasing returns’ takes care of this.”

Let us look at more ways you can get the best that you so much deserved in life.

Take responsibility.                                                                     

When you take responsibility for your actions, you are giving yourself power to conquer other bigger and more challenging things ahead of you. But if you blame other people for your actions, you are giving your power away. Don’t blame anyone. Take responsibility for your actions.

“You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.”- Denis Waitley

Act!

To get what you want in life, act! Don’t wait for the perfect time to do it. Do it today. If you don’t take action to change your life, your life will not change.

“Don’t watch the clock, do what it does. Keep going.”– Sam Levenson

Stop procrastinating.

Your success will not come from putting important things off until tomorrow. Your success will come from doing the first and the most important things first. Don’t procrastinate.

Arthur Ashe said, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Failure is not final.

If you fail at something, don’t take it as final. It is not final, and it will never be. It is okay to fail when you are finding the right path to success. If you want to be successful, you must be comfortable with failure.

As Margie Warrell put it, “Just because you fail at something does not mean you’re a failure.”

Be patient.

It takes 10- 20 years to be lucky. If you want to be lucky, you must be patient. Success goes to those who are patient, not those who are always running. Be patient. Success is a process, not by accident.

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”– Arthur Ashe

Think positively about things.

No matter what is happening around you, focus on the positive things. When you focus on positive things, you will attract positive things into your life. When you focus on negative things, you will attract negative things into your life.

“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.”- Dag Hammarskjold, economist

Everything is possible if you want it badly. Focus on what you want and you will get it.

This article first appeared on Worknovation.com