Here's a little secret. True willpower is the magic potion you've been searching for to make your dreams come true. Are you ready for the revelation?
Imagine yourself in a Walmart queue, eyeing a tantalizingly glazed Honey Bun. Your New Year's resolution is in full swing, so you persistently tell yourself, "I can't have that Honey Bun."
But guess what? The universe, in all its playful wisdom, focuses on the action - "have that Honey Bun." A little subconscious trick you weren't expecting, right? While you're paying attention and consciously telling yourself no, then the answer is no. When you answer that phone call while in line and you're not consciously paying attention, in your cart goes the honey bun.
Let's hit rewind and dive into the true meaning of willpower. Often misinterpreted, willpower is more than just the force we exert to resist our wants and desires.
Picture willpower as our very own Alfred (yes, the trusted aide of Batman). Alfred executes Batman's wishes, just like your will serves as your special request to the universe, something you want fulfilled while you're 'incapacitated.'
No, we're not talking about being brain-dead or physically incapacitated. Think of this state as being so engrossed in the journey towards a goal that you're powerless to stop the execution of your will. It's the stage when you've mentally let go of the goal but are consciously working towards it.
The secret sauce? Focusing on the journey - the habits and actions - rather than obsessing over the goal. This allows your will to be executed seamlessly.
Take Lebron James, for example. He nails those free throws not by aiming for perfection, but by honing his form and practicing consistency. There's your key - focus on the journey, not the end goal.
When you jot down your goals, it's akin to setting a will in motion - a will that our friend, the D. Universe, is legally obliged to fulfill.
So, what's the trick to unlocking this magic? Concentrate on the habits that guide you to your goal, not the goal itself. Once a habit takes root, it becomes second nature, making your will's execution almost magical.
Searching for your soul mate? Stop fixating on finding them. Instead, immerse yourself in habits and visit places where you imagine being with your soul mate. Much like the Honey Bun, they might just appear when you least expect!