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Your Will Power Is More Powerful Than You Think

Willpower has been termed ‘the greatest human strength’, and rightly so…as it is the factor behind even single noteworthy human achievement down the centuries! With willpower, the impossible can be made possible…without this all important quality, everything you have worked for can be lost in an instant. By harnessing your willpower, and exercising self control and practical wisdom, you can work toward your personal and professional goals and truly enjoy the quality of life that you deserve. Even if you have always felt that you lack this all important quality, do not feel disheartened. By consciously trying to develop willpower, you can in fact achieve miracles. Through regular exercises and self- discipline, willpower can be cultivated over the years. Self-care can ensure that you have the willpower to get things done, on time and every time. To ensure career success through willpower, it is important that you have a roadmap charted out. Chalk out the professional goals you would like to achieve in your life. Set targets, and put down dates by which you would like to have reached each career milestone. Some goals may need some work- such as undertaking a course of study- or achieving a certain level of experience. You can also map out your weaknesses, and formulate ways to turn them around. For instance, if you wish to be a leader, but are not good at communication, there are workshops you can attend to skill up as required. A series of small changes can turn around your life and lead to huge positive changes in your career. You could take the help of training experts to work out the certification courses that could help you along the way. One of your goals could be to increase your earning capabilities. Some credentials such as the PMP certification in India have been proven to give a 42% salary hike to certified individuals. You can list out your goal of completing the course of study leading to the PMP exam, and successfully clearing the exam. Willpower plays an important role in this endeavour – you should be religious in studying every day, despite any other pressures you may face in your life. Make resolutions – and stick to them. Your resolution may be as simple as clearing your email inbox every day. Piling up incomplete work never helps, and once you fall behind it is very hard to catch up. Staying on top of your daily work requires a certain amount of willpower. Levels of failure and success in your career, leadership capabilities, the ability to be a good team player, and the ability to get tasks completed on time are all directly related to your willpower, or the lack of it! A person who lacks this all important quality is certainly doomed to a life of constant failures and inadequacies. In fact, a lack of mental strength and willpower can affect every aspect of your life- not just your career alone. Taking the first few steps to develop your mental faculties can be difficult, especially if you are faced with toxic situations, peer pressure or stress caused by family or friends. However, you must make a comprehensive life plan – keep at it and you will surely succeed. Make sure you start to consciously work on developing your personal and professional skills through willpower, and you could create a sea-change in your entire life!
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Your Will Power Is More Powerful Than You Think

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Your Will Power Is More Powerful Than You Think

Willpower has been termed ‘the greatest human strength’, and rightly so…as it is the factor behind even single noteworthy human achievement down the centuries! With willpower, the impossible can be made possible…without this all important quality, everything you have worked for can be lost in an instant. By harnessing your willpower, and exercising self control and practical wisdom, you can work toward your personal and professional goals and truly enjoy the quality of life that you deserve.

Even if you have always felt that you lack this all important quality, do not feel disheartened. By consciously trying to develop willpower, you can in fact achieve miracles. Through regular exercises and self- discipline, willpower can be cultivated over the years. Self-care can ensure that you have the willpower to get things done, on time and every time.

To ensure career success through willpower, it is important that you have a roadmap charted out. Chalk out the professional goals you would like to achieve in your life. Set targets, and put down dates by which you would like to have reached each career milestone. Some goals may need some work- such as undertaking a course of study- or achieving a certain level of experience.

You can also map out your weaknesses, and formulate ways to turn them around. For instance, if you wish to be a leader, but are not good at communication, there are workshops you can attend to skill up as required. A series of small changes can turn around your life and lead to huge positive changes in your career.

You could take the help of training experts to work out the certification courses that could help you along the way. One of your goals could be to increase your earning capabilities. Some credentials such as the PMP certification in India have been proven to give a 42% salary hike to certified individuals. You can list out your goal of completing the course of study leading to the PMP exam, and successfully clearing the exam. Willpower plays an important role in this endeavour – you should be religious in studying every day, despite any other pressures you may face in your life.

Make resolutions – and stick to them. Your resolution may be as simple as clearing your email inbox every day. Piling up incomplete work never helps, and once you fall behind it is very hard to catch up. Staying on top of your daily work requires a certain amount of willpower.

Levels of failure and success in your career, leadership capabilities, the ability to be a good team player, and the ability to get tasks completed on time are all directly related to your willpower, or the lack of it! A person who lacks this all important quality is certainly doomed to a life of constant failures and inadequacies.

In fact, a lack of mental strength and willpower can affect every aspect of your life- not just your career alone. Taking the first few steps to develop your mental faculties can be difficult, especially if you are faced with toxic situations, peer pressure or stress caused by family or friends. However, you must make a comprehensive life plan – keep at it and you will surely succeed. Make sure you start to consciously work on developing your personal and professional skills through willpower, and you could create a sea-change in your entire life!

Usha

Usha Sunil

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Writing is Usha's hobby and passion. She has written widely on topics as diverse as training, finance, HR and marketing, and is now into technical writing and education. She keeps an interested eye on new trends in technology, and is currently on a mission to find out what makes the world go around.

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