Will power gives you the energy and endurance to deal with challenges, the ability to persevere in the face of setbacks, and the strength to tolerate conflict or stress that might otherwise make us run away from goals or projects you care about.
- Remember Your Goals
If your willpower feels drained, think of the task at hand as a necessary stepping stone to help you achieve your goals. Willpower is very easily depleted if it’s disconnected from your values and goals.
- Practice Coping With Stress
When you’re working toward a goal, you are bound to hit tough times. To reach ambitious goals, you need to persist in stressful conditions, even when anxiety, fear, or even boredom threaten to sap your willpower.
- Forgive Your Mistakes
You are bound to make mistakes, but your willpower will be stronger if you take those errors in stride. Forgiving yourself for your mistakes increases motivation and engagement with a goal.
- Connect With Others
Willpower naturally rises when we feel recognized and appreciated for our work. We think of willpower as being so tough and individual, but the more connected people feel, the more willpower they have
- Trust That It Will Get Easier
We often struggle to stay engaged during difficult tasks because we imagine, sometimes unconsciously, that they will continue to be just as hard in the future. We feel defeated or hopeless and give up.