Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Willpower is defined as the ability to control one’s own actions, emotions, and urges; a strong determination that allows one to do something difficult (Merriam-Webster). Willpower and self-control go hand in hand throughout your life. Willpower is a huge characteristic that plays a big part in my life. I work out daily and have a very healthy eating routine. I find it difficult to wake up some days and be able to perform a workout and still accomplish all I need to get done in the day. However, I am able to push myself to workout, even if I feel I am not at my best. This video is one of the many that inspires me to “go through the motions” even when you are not feeling it. It is as simple as that. Jacko Willink talks about how not to let the immediate gratification of not doing the task outweigh the long-term gratification. I find that you can apply willpower to not just working out, but also eating, getting out of bed, starting and finishing projects, and completing goals. I still struggle with balancing willpower and self-control, however videos like give me clarity and a healthy mindset. 


1 comment:

  1. I really like how you put into words, "not let the immediate gratification of not doin the task outweigh the long-term gratification." I think it is such a valuable lesson that we need to learn that in most aspects we need to look at things from a long term perspective opposed to satisfying our short term emotions toward what we may not want to do in that moment.