Do you ever think “I can do it, I’ll just power through it,” and then two days later, you quit?
It’s tiring, isn’t it? If all you’re doing is plowing through a task or an event, chances are that you’ll burn out.
That’s why willpower is overrated.
The other day, I came across an article by Benjamin Hardy that said, “If your life requires willpower, you haven’t fully determined what you want.” In other words, if you have to power through something, then you haven’t made a decision.
“Until you decide,” Hardy writes, “you’ll be required to use willpower, and will continue making minimal progress.”
Is that true? I wondered. So, as usual, I decided to test it out on myself. What, for me, takes a lot of willpower?
I confess…it’s networking.
I used to think I could power through events, like I was the Wonder Woman of business. No sweat, I can survive...