Willpower and your driving force

Willpower.  What does this word do for you?  It is a strong word, a strong concept, and also one that triggers a lot of us.  Most of us have some story we can relate when we think about willpower.  Sometimes it is a story about when you used your willpower to accomplish something, and sometimes it is a story about when you lost your willpower.

I hear and talk a lot about willpower in the fitness industry, and honestly, it has bugged the heck out of me.  I don’t love this word/concept.  And as usual, when I don’t love something like this, that usually means there’s something there to learn about it.  So I have been thinking about this concept a lot lately.  

I wanted to know why it bugged me, and mostly how can getting a bit deeper into this concept help my clients.  Because the reason it comes up in the fitness industry is because people think they need willpower to keep up with an exercise routine.

I do see willpower as a useful tool, but I think one of the reasons it isn’t super satisfying to me is it feels so easily breakable, and ultimately more of a mind game, and I’m more of a get-it-in-the-body person.  

See what I mean in this video…

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