‘Sheer will’ can be an unstoppable force and a critical factor. Most people think this is possible only when SHEER WILL is paired with other factors like financial resources, talent, training, external support, influence, and the like. As the most successful individuals know, these things play only a small part when compared to the BIG factor. And the big factor is CONSISTENCY.
Some say ‘it will happen’ if you go for it forever. You go for it for a while and it doesn’t… Others say you have to fervently believe in it. You do for a while, and nothing good comes out of it. Truth is, in order for SHEER WILL to pay off, you need to deploy it every second of every minute AND keep doing it in a most natural manner for….EVER! The majority of people around the world, even those born with huge gifts and within advantageous surroundings, miss that point. Despite their best intentions and enormous efforts, their willpower is not intense enough, not in terms of scale but in terms of Time. The reader who wants to get a clear idea of how Success Stories function in that respect, needs nothing else than reading my books, and learn more about my ‘Thermostat factor’ theory, for example.
Going back to the failing majority, even when their desire for success and happiness is strong and pure (ignited out of the best intentions), they do run out of fuel pretty quickly! Which explains why all these cheerful, jumpy and hyperactive motivational speakers are so popular: A few loud exclamations, easy to digest ‘ new discoveries’, and a pair of catchy slogans, and you feel inspired and energized! If you manage to maintain those positive feelings during and after your sleep tonight (fairly big IF for most people in those audiences) you will get up in ‘good mood’, make coffee or whatever, perhaps hit the gym or attack work, and in maximum 2 days time, you will be done. A series of perfectly normal mishaps and ‘obstacles’ (nothing severe usually, far from it) will be enough to turn all the green lights of those promised joyous avenues, into red STOPS for you.
Successful individuals do not wait for outbursts to build empires and do not rely on steroids to get stronger. They built muscles through SHEER WILL over long periods of time.
Love at first sight, is lovely and wonderful but it does not guarantee that you know what Love is or that you found your great love. Show me people in love for years and I know they know what it is all about. In short, if you are often running out of fuel shortly after your journey has begun, do not expect meeting exciting new destinations any time soon.