Coaching

Impose Your Will


If you haven’t the strength

To impose your own terms upon life,

Then you must accept the terms it offers you.

T.S. Eliot


Good things do not just happen in life.

You need to make them happen.

Taking massive, immediate action, makes good things happen.

Even after taking massive, immediate action, your efforts will run into resistance.

To overcome resistance requires grit.

To do what you set out to do will require more attempts than you had planned.

During these multiple attempts, doubt will start to creep in.

Purpose will allow you to persevere through doubt.

As purpose trumps doubt.

To persevere with purpose requires will.

Will is the process of converting what you want into reality for your unique reasons.

That is where mental toughness comes in.

Iowa University head wrestling coach, Tom Brands once said,

“Finding solutions to difficult situations,

solutions to places where you are not comfortable going; That all comes down to work ethic, mental toughness, and attitude.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson eloquently said,

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Your will is what lies within you.

It is your why.

Use your why to impose your will.


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