Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for
self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.
Unfortunately, when it comes to change, old habits are hard to break,
and it seems that we fail more often than we succeed. For those things that we struggle with, it also seems that our willpower is never quite enough. What can we do about this? Are we doomed to live the same behavioral patterns of the past? Can we actually increase our
willpower, and create lasting positive changes in our lives? The answer is a resounding YES! Willpower is like a muscle and it gets stronger with regular use.
To increase your will power, you will need to train your mind and
think differently. It is difficult, but it is not as boring or strenuous
as you think. Here are some fun and awesome ways to increase your will
Contents of Post
- 1 1. Prepare for the worst
- 2 2. Push yourself to go out of your comfort zone
- 3 3. Think of all the times you achieved something despite the hurdles
- 4 4. Identify your weak areas and work to strengthen them
- 5 5. Write down the disadvantages of having less will power
- 6 6. Do things that excite you and make you happy
1. Prepare for the worst
You can increase your will power mentally by preparing for the worst
outcome in anything you do. This does not mean that you should be
pessimistic in all your endeavors, but you should prepare for the worst
result. This will enable you to absorb all kinds of shocks that are a
result of failed efforts or missed opportunities. As you are already
prepared for the worst, minor setbacks won’t even affect you by a tiny
2. Push yourself to go out of your comfort zone
Your comfort zone includes the things you do, people you meet and the
way you behave on a daily basis. You are accustomed to these things and
you feel comfortable doing them. These are your every day habits that
you are familiar with. You can increase your will power for long term by
doing something out of your comfort zone from time to time. For
example, if you are afraid of heights, you can challenge your fear by
standing on the balcony of a multi-storied building.
3. Think of all the times you achieved something despite the hurdles
Your will power will get an instant boost if you think of all the
times that you have achieved something despite facing many hurdles. For
example, think of the time you presented an awesome presentation to your
boss despite having a terrible headache. Or, think of the time when you
manage to juggle studying part time and doing a job at the same time.
Thinking about things like this will make you realize how strong you
actually are. Every achievement big or small, deserves to be
self-acknowledged so that you can realize your own worth.
4. Identify your weak areas and work to strengthen them
To find a permanent solution to increase your will power, you can
actively note down your weak areas. These are the areas of your life in
which you think that you can do better. Identify your weaknesses and
make a list. Address your concerns one by one and keep re-visiting that
list time to time to see how you are doing.
5. Write down the disadvantages of having less will power
Sometimes it may be the case that you don’t realize that less will
power is hurting you in life. Acknowledge this by writing a journal and
noting down the actual disadvantages of having a low will power. Writing
it down will make you realize the real effects of will power on your
life and you will be motivated to address this issue sooner.
6. Do things that excite you and make you happy
Will power is a psychological feeling which increases when you feel happy and good.