Monday, March 24, 2008

So you don't have the willpower?

The definition of will power by Encarta is ‘a combination of determination and self-discipline that enables somebody to do something despite the difficulties involved.”

I have heard on so many occasions people say they don’t have the will power to eat right, or make the right choices or exercise to be fit. I’m sure I’ve even said it myself when I was working towards being healthier and more fit. It’s almost as if each individual person believes that somewhere deep within themselves they either have or don’t have this innate control.

I don’t think that we are born with a certain level of willpower. I think that as we grow and learn that we hone this type of skill. Small children have very little willpower over what they do or don’t do and as they grow they lean how to exercise more of this. Hence, the terrible two’s :)

However, a quote from James Gordon can really sum up the debate of willpower. He states “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.”

So where are you in your journey? Are you ready to change, really change?