Developing the Power of Will – Part 4 of 4
The fourth and final exercise in your Developing the Power of Will training is a little different, because the specifics of the task involved will vary from person to person.
The instruction you need to follow is as follows:
Developing Willpower Exercise #4
Every day for the next seven days, choose at least one important thing that you have been putting off doing and finally get it done.
On a purely mundane level, the vast majority of people fail in life because they simply never learn to take action on things that they know they ought to do. This week, you will do at least seven things that you have been ‘meaning to do’ for a while but haven’t actually got around to doing. It could be obtaining a gym membership, exercising, making a certain phone call, writing a certain letter, clearing out the garage or any number of other tasks that you have been postponing for a considerable amount of time.
By taking action on the things that you specifically tend to procrastinate about, you will develop a greater ability to trust yourself. You will establish the habit of recognising a task that needs attending to and then following through to get it done. As a result, your self-esteem, self-confidence and sense of inner strength will all increase quite markedly.
Most people know what they need to do in order to change their lives, but they have never developed the power of will required to put their knowledge to good use. By the time you successfully complete this exercise, you will join the ranks of the relative few who not only know what to do, but actually do what they know, and thereby consciously create the lives they desire.
You should note that you have considerable freedom to choose what you will do with this exercise. Choose only to do very easy things and your power of will won’t grow nearly as much as it would if you choose to do quite demanding things. The more you challenge yourself this week, the more you will develop your power of will.
When you have completed this exercise, your Developing the Power of Will training will be complete. Having said that, you should consider repeating the four exercises provided in the future so that you can develop your power of will even further.