Where To Find Your *WILLPOWER* & Accomplish Big Goals
Willpower is renewed every morning. We actually have a very small amount of willpower and we expend it whenever we make decisions. It diminishes throughout the day as we make big and small decisions. As you begin to notice this, you’ll appreciate how well you feel you can make clear decisions at the beginning of the day and less clear and less-motivated decisions towards the end of your day.
I’ll show you how to utilize your willpower to your advantage rather than haphazardly expending it on worthless things.
So when you say, “I lost my willpower!”, what is it you’re actually finding? What you’ve actually lost was not your willpower but rather your motivation.
Motivation comes from the root word: motive. Motive is ‘what is your intention?’.
Think about it this way instead: I want you to replenish your ‘intention’.
Take a look at what you really want and what you really want to accomplish and what is your intent. What do you want done? What do you want to happen.
When I was a sales trainer, we did something called ‘campaigning’. It’s a concept you can apply to yourself. I want you to run a campaign on yourself.
Because you’re imagining you’ve lost your willpower, and what you’re trying to do is get that willpower to accomplish something, I want you to set up a campaign for yourself centered around accomplishing whatever it is you wanted.
This campaign is based on whatever your goal is. Now, campaigns have “markers”. These are waypoints or mini-goals on the road to achieving the ultimate goal.
TASK: Do this. Write down a 90-day gameplan to achieve your goal. Essentially, at 90-days, you will have achieved that goal.
Now whether or not you achieve that goal is not that important. What’s critical is that you set up the campaign so that you utilize your brain-power and mind-processes to create a mental environment that makes it inevitable you reach that 90-day goal and you move toward that direction with furiosity and sense of urgency.
This works for business. This works for politics. This works for yourself, for whatever goal you have. It just takes a lot of self-leadership.
TASK: Now break down your 90-day gameplan and write down the mini-goals you have to achieve every week to be able to reach that goal. Once you’ve done that, break that down further and write down what tasks need to be done daily on the road to those mini-goals (waypoints).
This clarity will give you tremendous motivation.
Inspiration is something you acquire from the outside. Motivation is something that happens from the inside (motive). Never make the mistake of seeking motivation from outside yourself because most days it’ll never come.
You can find inspiration from ‘research’. For example, if you have the goal to lose weight, find inspiration from knowledge.
The mind is overwhelmingly affected and influenced by its environment. Napoleon Hill once said, “You become the average of the 5 people closest to you that you surround yourself with.”
Your surrounding plays a critical role in your mindset, motivation, and inspiration.
Manipulate your environment. Surround yourself with ideally like-minded people or ones whom you can find inspiration from. This isn’t limited to physical people. You can also do research on google or youtube and find inspiration from that.
COMBINE MOTIVATION & WILLPOWER:
Accomplish your daily tasks during those times where you have the most willpower energy: at the beginning of your day.
Let me know what results you get.