quotes on willpower from successful people and Affirmations
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Quotes on willpower is a tricky subject. Tricky because willpower only goes so far before you get start to run out. When that happens you have to give yourself some time to recover and regenerate. In fact, there are successful people who believe that willpower is worthless (like Mel Robbins and David Goggins). But I know from personal experience there are times when through willpower alone I was able to get myself in a place to succeed.

I know what Mel and David are referring to. As I said above willpower is finite over a period of time. It can rejuvenate after 24 hours, but it only goes so far.That being said, I cannot dismiss it. It's not garbage. You just have to realize its limitations.

So basically, I will use anything, including will power to help me reach my goals. When something doesn't seem to be getting the job done, I will resort to techniques and strategies that will take me the rest of the way.

I think it is important to point out that the greater you value something, the stronger and more long-lasting your willpower. That is a point where you say, "I just cannot give up." For those moments, here are quotes on willpower from people who have proven themselves successful. What if, to some extent, you started thinking like these people? They are successful because of the actions they have taken, which came about because of what they were thinking. And some of what they were thinking you are reading here and can take advantage of in your life. Modeling successful people can get you to your dreams faster than trying to reinvent the wheel.

For instance, consider this willpower quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger:  “Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower.”  We can use this idea to build our willpower. How clear is your vision for what you want to accomplish? If you want the object of your desire bad enough and begin working on it, you can develop a strong faith you can achieve it. It will take time and effort, yes. But it will be worth it. Then, according to Arnold, you will find more will power has been created and you now have a better chance to achieve your heart's desire.

Okay, enough talk about the importance of quotes on willpower, let's get started.


Here Is A List Of 13 Quotes On Willpower By Successful People

“Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.”  -  Dan Millman
    ⁃    I use my willpower to overcome any apathy, doubt or fear.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”  –  Mahatma Gandhi
    ⁃    I have an indomitable will.

“The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.” –  Bobby Knight
    ⁃    I prepare to win.

"The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."  -  Dale Carnegie
    ⁃    I am willing to do and dare to achieve my desires.

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."  -  Robert Frost
    •    I am more than willing to work to achieve my dreams.

“Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower.”  -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
    ⁃    I have the vision, faith, and will power to succeed.

"Success is a matter of understanding and religiously practicing specific, simple habits that always lead to success."  —  Robert J. Ringer
    •    I have the willpower and understanding to religiously practice specific, simple habits that always lead to success.

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies, for the hardest victory is victory over self.”  -  Aristotle
    ⁃    I overcome my desires which try to hold me back through willpower.

“A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself”  -  James Allen
    ⁃    I command myself through willpower.

"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without a total 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this."  -  Willie Mays
    ⁃    I am dedicated to my dream. I am prepared to work hard and to accept constructive criticism. I have the willpower to win.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”   -  Vince Lombardi
    ⁃    I am successful because I strengthen my willpower daily.

"What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter." - Peter F. Drucker
    ⁃    I am willing to do whatever is necessary to make my dreams a reality.

Everything is generated through your own will power.” Ray Bradbury
    •    I accomplish more through my will power.

I hope you enjoyed the above quotes on willpower. But know that just reading them is not enough.  You have to work with them and practice them. Jim Rohn says, "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." One place you can work harder on yourself is by developing a stronger willpower. You can train it. And...it will be worth it.

Sometimes, success is just around the corner. And who know, with a little more willpower in tow you win the day. If that happens, the above quotes on willpower by successful people may have played a part. I wish that for you.

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