A day after day effort is really what the journey is about.  At some level, it can be tiring and at another level it is exhilarating.  We balance the two and for the most part we “tip” positive.  To get there though, with all of the potential for drag or distraction requires willpower.  Webster’s tells us that “willpower is control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.”  And while it is hard to know why some of us have willpower and some do not there are a lot of opportunities to work on building up our willpower by testing and talking, by pushing ourselves actively and staying accountable to our commitments. With a bit of focus and diligent practice, we can make willpower an intrinsic part of who we are and benefit from it every day we are on our journey.

Loving life when I have willpower