Will Power vs. Want Power

What sounds more motivating to you? “I want to go work out"? Or "I have to go work out?”

While there are many philosophies about the purpose of life, it is safe to assume that one of the main purposes of life is for humans to be happy. But what causes or creates happiness? This of course varies from person to person, but the one constant is that people are usually their happiest when they are doing the things that they want to do; the things they are passionate about; the things that enrich their lives.

We all have the power to choose and create whatever our heart desires. We hold the power to decide what we want, and then simply move toward it.

Want Power

Want Power is the pursuit of things that make us happy, independent of what others think or want for us. Dr. Seuss had something simple, yet very powerful to say about this:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind."

This is so true.

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Do. Or Do Not.

Do. Or Do not. There is no Try.” ~Yoda

I have always loved this quote. And, really, how can you NOT heed the advice of a 900-year-old Jedi master muppet? Other than the fact that he's kind of cute in an odd sort of way and he is extremely powerful, this little guy laid down major knowledge on the regular. He had a way of saying things in such a way that resonated. This particular quote is one of his most popular because it's a reminder to commit yourself to something completely, win or lose.   

Try Implies Lack of Commitment 

Words matter. The dialogue we have with ourselves is very telling. The use of the word try is usually a strong indicator that the action or behavior will never happen because it is signaling half measures. There is a lack of commitment. By its very definition, it means to make an attempt or effort. Making an attempt is a much different mindset than I'm doing. When you have committed...

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What's Your Excuse? 21 Ways to Kill Your Motivation

The new year is upon us and millions of people from around the world are hoping this coming year will be better than the last by making a New Year's Resolution. 

A recent Finder survey reveals that 141.1 million adult Americans — or 55.31% of all American adults — think that following through on their New Year’s resolutions is well within the cards. But according to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, just 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals, while around 80 percent fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions.  (Even though we don't believe in "failing", only learning opportunities)

Bottom line:  the odds are not in your favor that you will follow through on a New Year's resolution! 

Making a change and getting what you want in life comes down to getting yourself to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. The two biggest reasons for not following through is lack...

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