Episode 182: Will Power: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

What do you do when things get hard? If you’re like most, you were taught to focus more, work harder, and push yourself to the proper solution. What I’ve learned over time, and have applied to my life as well as the lives of those I work with, is this idea of when things get hard it is your focus that is not in the proper place. In order to gain the awareness and find the solution you must first understand what focus really is.

In short, focus is the use of the will as well as the correct use of our willpower. Often times we are raised with the idea that will is something that has to be forced, whether in a situation or on a specific person. The truth is will is not something that you force, rather it lies within our ability to focus on something for an extended period of time. The best part of this is that you can train it and develop it like any other learned skill.

Today I want to talk about the idea of sustained focus and its importance in allowing us to solve problems and reach elegant solutions, over and over again. After all, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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