Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Art of Determination
Yet many lose their willpower too easily or too soon. That is why I call it an art. Having a strong will requires practice just like any other virtue. You need to consciously remind yourself when you want to give up "No! Just a little bit further. I can do more". The more you do this and turn your fatigue around and keep going, the stronger your will gets. The greater your determination.
You control your own destiny rather than just drifting through circumstances and events. When you think about it, determination is a kind of superpower. You think Batman trained himself to the peak of physical strength and mental fitness just because he felt like it? No way! He persevered and went out there and trained everyday even when he didn't always feel like it. The same goes for Olympic athletes. Hell, the same goes for people who get stranded in a survival situation. Mental attitude is what makes the difference between life and death - going on even if you're body is screaming at you that it can't go any further.