How to Increase Your Will Power
How do you boost or improve your Will Power?
How can you create self-discipline and self-control to do what you want?
The more you have control over your life, the happier you will be.
You don’t want to live a life where your mind is struggling to stick to do what you want to do.
Increasing your Will Power not only allows you to take control of your life but also develops never before seen abilities.
Now even though I say “increase Will Power”, it is not through increasing Will Power itself but in increasing focus that will develop Will Power.
Will Power is there, which you will soon find out, and all is needed is to learn how to direct it properly.
The Power of the Will
The first question we must ask is where is the source of Will Power?
Now physically, we may find the Will Power in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
Both of which are closely related to attention, social awareness and decision making.
This is one of the reason why increasing focus develops Will Power.
But the power to Will yourself to move is beyond the brain, it is in the activity of the Soul.
When you act with purpose, you are employing the Will of the Soul and, thus, great power moves upon the body.
Conscious Will Power is the same as Soul Power.
Since the eyes are the window to the soul, we can find the soul activity in the mental eyes – the imagination or the mind’s eye.
It is the eye who is the chief agent of the Will.
The Will Power is largely connected with concentration (mental eye) and the physical eyes.
Why both the mental and physical eyes?
The Principle of Correspondence states that what is above is the same as what is below.
We find this to be true that if you physically concentrate one thing for a long period of time, you will greatly develop mental concentration. And through mental concentration, you increase your physical awareness.
Through both practices, you develop Will Power or Soul Power – physical eyes for the brain and mental concentration for the soul.
You can increase your Will Power if you can increase the focus of the soul activity.
What is the Will Power?
Will Power is the power of the Will and not necessarily means to force yourself doing something you don’t want.
When you want, desire, wish, crave, aspire, or long for something, you are using your Will.
You cannot perform Will Power without the desire to take action.
Without desire, no action takes place.
The other part of Will Power is the ability to choose.
It is your volition to act, your decision.
We can only know Will Power in the manifestation of our actions.
But actions is not just physical movement, it can also be an action of attention, thinking or retrieving memory.
Will Power is not just conscious, it can also be a subconscious power where your actions are influenced by your peers, acting out from your repressions, or a subconscious acting out of your beliefs.
So Will Power = desire + decision + mental or physical action (conscious or subconscious).
To Will something is as intuitive as lifting your hand up.
You will find the Soul Power when, instead of lifting your hand up by itself, pay attention as you lift your hand up with purpose.
Like the motion in the physical world, Will Power is the motion in the mental world.
To Will is to bring in motion the thought.
Is there such thing as Will Power/Ego depletion?
Only if you believe it, so it shall be done.
Those who don’t believe in Will Power/Ego depletion have much more Will Power than the people who limit themselves.
The reason why people (and scientists) concluded that Will Power is finite is because they don’t have enough strength to control their Will Power and so come up with a reason to justify their own weakness.
In fact, defining Will Power as the ability to resist temptation is a fail attempt because if you focus on resisting temptation, you generally get more of what you focus on.
It is a loss game to play when you are trying so hard thinking, imagining, and focusing on resistance.
If you believe you are limited, then you will limit yourself to only a certain amount of control over your Will Power.
Do you want to know why the Will Power is not finite?
If someone threatens your family, the Will Power comes rushing through out of nowhere and then you will do everything in your power to protect your family at all cost.
And I ask, where did that power suddenly come from?
Will Power is not finite, not a limited resource, and there is no such thing as depletion.
The Will to live, to fight, to express yourself is unlimited as long as the soul desires to bring forth their spirit to light.
It’s the human mind that is not capable of focusing, thereby controlling the unlimited storage of Will Power, that makes him have the so called Will Power/Ego depletion.
Develop the Will Power
You may now realize that to develop your Will Power is to develop your focus.
Through control of the mind, the ability to capture and hold the Will Power becomes easy.
There are 2 crucial ways to increase your focus: develop the physical eye and the mental eye.
Also, you can exercise your Will Power so that you can take note of how much you can handle.
Develop the Physical Eyes
Stare at a point in front of you at eye level.
Relax and allow your eyes concentrate beyond the thing you are looking at.
This means that if a paper is behind a bottle of water, you look pass the bottle of water.
Focus for 2-5 minutes without straining the eyes.
If you find lacrimation, boredom, or eye strain, then that is your limit.
You should stop for the time being and continue it at another time.
There is no point in forcing yourself to train for hours on end because the eyes won’t have enough time to heal itself.
Develop the Mental Eye
Like the physical eyes, you can also concentrate on a single point in your mind.
Visualize a single object and hold that object there (like an apple).
If there are roaming thoughts, simply return to the object of concentration.
The image may not be clear at first, but the more you do it the more clarity you find the object in your mind.
Upon your clarity in your mental object, include the sense of smell, taste, touch of the object.
Exercising Your Will Power
You can exercise your Will Power by doing things that you don’t want to do.
Everyday, do one thing that helps you move forward to things you are a little resistant to doing.
If you need to run a mile but you are feeling lazy, go run.
In needing to follow up on someone but you are procrastinating, follow up.
If you need to do your tasks, do them.
But do not do it as you are sighing, complaining and hoping to do something else.
Since there is no Will Power without desire and decision, you must shift into a feeling of desire and decision before taking physical action.
The power to focus – from the physical eyes and mental eyes – will allow you to transform the “I don’t feel like it” to “let’s do it” at the blink of an eye.
I stress the importance of exercising Will Power for one thing a day only.
This helps in slowly increasing your ability and confidence to control your Will Power.
“Faith must confirm the imagination, for faith establishes the will.” – Paralcelsus
In increasing your focus and exercising your Will Power, you come to gain control of Will Power itself.
The more Will Power you have, the more you can take control of your reality.