Will-Power is never enough.


Almost everyday we wake up with renewed energy, a will to go on with the business of the day, then there are times we don’t feel like getting out of bed, circumstances may vary.

Procrastination is also a major factor, not the cause by laziness but fear. Fear of getting it wrong, fear of starting all over again, fear of the enormous task at hand.

There are times when motivation is not enough, where the willpower doesn’t get the job done. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, said the Bible, there are days like that, where the world just climbs on your shoulders and take over the program.

Where there’s a will there’s a way, said the old adage, sometimes it doesn’t work. The willpower, which the dictionary describes as self-control, tends to fail us. It is never enough to achieve great things we aspire to.

What then? What could be enough?

What is needed is a system. A system is what keeps companies running, it is what restores order, it is what we always fall back on when the fuel, that is will-power, runs out.

Jerry Seinfield, one of the greatest comedians in the world, was once asked how he made it big in comedy circles. His response is what got me intrigued. He said, you need to work on whatever you want to be everyday. Everyday, without fail. Cross each day after the job for that day is done, in a month or so you will see a chain. This is what I call the chain of success, don’t break it.

This is what I’ve put in place, a system, a chain, call whatever you want but make sure it’s there and eventually it will serve you.

We often write down our goals, and the task before us seem too heavy to bear, then we give up along the way.

You do need a big goal to stay focused but the smaller goals, daily goals are what counts the most. Small victories are taken for granted but they are the ones contributing to the bigger one. These are more important. Remember, don’t break the chain.

The chain calls you into action even when you don’t feel like it, the chain will wrestle with your conscious when negligence of duty creeps in, the chain will give you a deep sense of satisfaction as it grows bigger. Don’t lose the momentum, keep it moving, keep that train moving.


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