A Winner in Obstacle Racing Every Day

by Gloriant Dunare

 

a winner in obstacle racing every dayHis Majesty – the free will
We often say,”I don’t have enough willpower to do this or that.” We hear the others saying this line, as well, we get used to it, we eat with it, we sleep with it. In order to attain happiness, should we just fulfill our goals,  by perseveringly using some simple exercises for dynamizing our willpower?
However, the superior willpower of a human being is in close connection with his degree of inner freedom. That area of us which takes decisions, decides and gives impulses. That inner someone that chooses, opts for one aspect or another, one direction or another, every moment, in all the aspects of our lives – His Majesty, our “free will.”
The consciously assumed purpose and the voluntary effort are the traits defining willpower. In fact, what we call willpower is the solved conflict between two unequal inner tendencies. When we notice a weak tendency towards the good which a strong tendency towards evil opposes, the intervention of willpower makes the balance of forces change – and the tendency towards good becomes stronger than the one towards evil.
The constant effort made consciouly for a certain period of time makes the initial tendency towards the good become strong and stable. This mechanism is the basis of all the acts of restructuring a human personality. In the field of spiritual aspects, willpower looks more like a deep conviction about belonging to a superior plane of consciousness which harmonizes, regulates and develops the spiritual being.

 

Let the Universe guide you
In the case of willpower, it’s very important not to bite off more than you can chew, as they say.
We always need to correctly evaluate the obstacle and our inner abilities to overcome it. If many people find it easier to say “I can’t do this” than to endeavour to do it, the successful person sees things very differently. He is sure that this thing which now seems too difficult for him to do will make him smile in a few months or a year, when he is in a different place in his life. He knows that a gradual effort is effective and encouraging. All he needs to do is want it.
Unfortunately, most people don’t know that such possibilities exist. But, even without special training, many people engage their willpower and succeed. The cripple that got to be one of the richest American businessmen, Mike Mitchell, is one of them. “After the car crash, I recovered quickly. The surgery was a success. The problems started half a year later. A gradual paralysis appeared and started to generalize. My striated muscles no longer answered the orders they received. I was already in a wheelchair.”
 “What would come next? I was going to find out soon enough. A couple of months later, my muscles had stopped answering orders almost completely. Eye convergence was more and more difficult for me to achieve.”
“After several series of endless treatments, a physical therapist came to me and said, “We’ve kind of finished our job. There is only one way for you to make it and it’s entirely up to you. You need to believe. To believe in the miracle, in the willpower that exists deep down inside of you.” He left me alone after giving me a few pieces of incense. I started thinking, praying and imagining myself in a better and better state.”
“When I first attempted to take the pieces of incense in my hand, it took me almost five minutes. That was what I was doing every day. I would take the pieces and squeeze them in my hand, then I would let go and then I would take them and squeeze them again – for months. I had confidence. I wanted to stay healthy and I made huge efforts. During many of those days, I discovered my willpower, the power of my mind and the belief in something beyond me that works through each of us.”
“A year later, I had completely recovered and, moreover, I had great inner strength and the confidence that, if you act correctly, the whole Universe works to take the burden off your shoulders. My intelligence was more vivid than ever and I started to prosper as a businessman. The secret? It’s everywhere. It is the Universe itself. All you have to do is let it guide you. And we don’t need to have an accident in order to realize that. But many people only understand it after they do...”

 

A Winner in Obstacle Racing Every DayFinish each action
It’s important not to mistake a desire for willpower. Unlike a desire, which can grow even when we only feed it with what we imagine, the foundation of the formation of willpower is activity in all its forms. It is true that, in some cases, an intense desire can awaken our ability to make a voluntary effort, but that is only in some cases.
Speaking of willpower... in the universe: a stork of the kind that brings children to people’s houses was carrying an old man in a diaper in its beak. At some point, it stops over a crossroads and, waving its wings, a little tired, it says, “We’ll get there very soon, it’s here, somewhere...” The old man smiles full of understanding and says, “Come on, please, admit that you’re lost, admit it...”
When does willpower decrease? When we keep taking something up and not finishing it. That is the fastest, most effective self-sabotage method. And statistics say that the people who have made a habit out of not finishing their actions out of laziness or boredom get to the first ranks. The first ranks in the hierarchy of ineffective people.

 

Train yourself for success
The harder our purpose is to achieve, the bigger, longer and more sustained our volutary effort needs to be. The child assimilates a scheme of communication with the others based on the verbal commands of the adults he submits to. As he grows older, the external language turns into internal language and he is capable of giving himself commands and gradually taking control of his own behaviour. That is essential.
An active person has much greater chances of developping a much better willpower that a person who is generally lazy or inactive. Willpower cannot be strong without a clear purpose to aim for and a previous training period.
The strong “inner language” and this previous training for fighting tough situations and all kinds of difficulties make us able to manifest a strong willpower and to reach our objectives with clockwork preciseness. These aspects are actually habits. And since habit is our second nature...
• Number one on the list – consciously take on actions that are a little over the abilities you have right now.
• The more diverse the kinds of conscious effort that we make are, the more complex our willpower is. A brilliant chess player can play chess for hours on end and still be unable to stop smoking or to abstain from eating too many sweets.
• There is an old saying which is still fresh nowadays – “It is the practice that makes a master.” But, when our willpower is very slow, we can start training with easy methods, which become very effective if we use them perseveringly. The principle at work then is “from simple things to complex ones.”
• People often do not engage their willpower because what they want to do seems to difficult to them and they prefer to prolong their passiveness rather than deal with a possible failure. Under such circumstances, a victory, no matter how small, a success for which we have used our willpower can become encouraging.
• Decide to do the same thing at a particular hour, once a day, for a weak or a month. It is not difficult, of course. But it entails remembering what you set out to do and doing it at that precise hour. Even a small effort, when it is done all the way, helps to train and enhance our willpower.
• We can use – as often as possible – beneficial suggestions such as, “I am capable of bigger and bigger conscious efforts.” Or “My willpower is greater and greater every day.”
• For a weak or two, do a certain action every day while having a small photo of a loved one or some other object in your pocket. For ten minutes of the time of that action, be aware that you have that object on you. It is a way to train your attention and perseverance.
Willpower cannot be strong without a clear purpose to aim at and a period of previous training.



 

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