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Do Willpower and Determination Actually Help?

I’ve read it, I know you have too.

You need willpower, determination, self-control and a whole lot more to get to where you want.

And that’s right… right?

Well, yes. And, no.

For short term goals and things out of our comfort zone or things we don’t really want then yes they are useful and even necessary. However….

If you are after a longer term goal they are not. Think about it. How many times have you achieved or reached a goal when willpower, determination and self control were at the forefront of your mind? My guess, not often. But why? They seem to be the main words that come from self-help and motivational books and speakers.  (more…)