Willpower Doesn’t Work. Here’s How to Actually Change Your Life.
Benjamin P. Hardy

Willpower doesn’t suck! Are you a recovering addict or alcoholic? Yes it helps to change your environment and people you mix with if possible . I am 20 years clean and 10 years sober, I changed my use of will power from self destructive to to a different kind of will power. Most of the happy clappy people in 12 step programs cling to their belief in a higher power to save them because they’ve been told they ‘need one’ because will power isn’t enough. I’ve rejected this as an atheist who doesn’t believe in higher powers and I rely on my new found ‘good’ will power. It was hard at first but all these years later I’m still clean and sober purely on education about my illness and the will power (which is a strong inner power) not to go back to my old ways.

Maybe you shouldn’t refer to addicts in your ‘inspiration’ kind of writing as without will power you won’t succeed. You haven’t inspired me, they say write what you know, you referred to addiction a few times, are you an addict or alcoholic? If not leave us and our use of will power out of it as unless you’ve been where I and many others have, we like and need will power!!!

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