I’ve always despised hearing people say “Will Power”. It made me feel like this was a way to describe someone with supernatural powers because not everyone, including myself at times, possessed this skill. I despised it so much I even wrote a post on it at one point, however, my thoughts on will power have changed.
Towards the end of my prep I realized something; Will Power is a Practice. Although this last prep was much easier and smoother then my first, I would be lying if I said it was a perfect one no thanks to my “Will Power”. See the thing is, I screw up to and then I ask myself, “Why did I do that? This is my goal and those actions don’t support my goal.”
It occurred to me during one of my self-therapy sessions that this will power that people possess does not always come so easy but it doesn’t mean it can’t be developed. Whether you are training for a show for the first time or trying to lose 50lbs the entire journey is a process. The further you get through it the easier it will become, but you will continue to make mistakes a long the way. As you continue to grow and continue to get stronger, your Will Power strengthens as well.
I bet if you look at the bigger picture and dissect your actions from what you were like when you started and what you are like now, you can find a stronger Will Power. Everyone has Will Power and some are able to flex bigger Will Power muscles then others. But just like that scrawny teenager that has grown into a massive muscle man your Will Power cannot change over night…it just needs a little practice.