#willpower Do you think it's that people either have it or they don't? Like some people are just born with it?
I can say from my own experience, this is definitely not the case. Because, one of my limiting beliefs used to be that I just didn't have the willpower to stick to an exercise plan, or a healthy nutrition plan. That was part of my story I told myself. However, once I started exercising more and eating better, it suddenly felt like I had more willpower. Has this happened to you before? Why is that?
I was listening to a podcast by Brendan Burchard on my way to my piano lessons today, and he was talking about how willpower is not a finite resource. Just like other skills, like confidence, and public speaking, you can hone it. However, it's not like all of a sudden you're immune from succumbing to a loss of willpower. Things like stress and lack of sleep put us in positions where our willpower becomes very low, because our body is just simply trying to conserve energy. Also, the key to growing your willpower is learning how to set up your conditions so you don't find yourself in a position where you succumb.
For example, getting junk food out of the house, planning meals and grocery shopping regularly for healthy foods, and planning out when you are going to exercise. When you do go out for the day, do you bring water and healthy snacks with your or do you just "wing it"? It's the winging it that can find us in a spot where we can't muster the willpower to say no to the donut, candy, chips, junk food, etc. So, by setting up the conditions, we are able to stay more in control, because we don't have to try and white knuckle through a situation where we feel like we have no willpower to say no.
What are your thoughts? 📷Bicep gainzzzz😍