Where There Is A Will – There Is A Way
The idiom, ‘Where there is a will; there is a way,’ English Proverb, is well-known. When you have the determination to do something, you can find the path or method to do it. How many people truly believe and practice this wisdom?
You are capable of accomplishing nearly anything when you believe that achievement is a matter of willingness as well as aptitude. You know there are criteria you need to meet as you strive for your goals. No matter the criteria, you need not let that dissuade you from pursuing your chosen path or goal. Achieving any goal requires overcoming barriers, resistance (yours or others) and unforeseen complications. What you lack in experience or training, you can make up for in a higher level of dedication, determination and a willingness to learn. Notice that the verb, ‘will,’ is omnipresent.
- A large share of willingness is innate. A child has the will and determination to learn to roll over, crawl, walk and run. Circumstances might alter it, but at the high end of the scale, one’s innate nature seems to supersede nurture. Difficult circumstance can break the spirit of a strong-willed person, but self-indulgent attitude would not be called determined. Determination demonstrates that willfulness is balanced by discipline.
- When you ask others to give you a chance to prove yourself, you need to be forthright about both your weaknesses and your strengths. You will be respected all the more for your honesty and forthcoming manner. The regard for your veracity in their eyes may be the catalyst that inspires them to give you the chance you need. When you believe that you can meet your objectives no matter what your limitations might be, you will do what it takes to succeed without hesitation.
- You may yearn to demonstrate your innate resourcefulness so that you can prove to yourself and others that you are blessed with creative talent. However, the skillfulness and cleverness you exhibit when handling complex issues may be a product of a can-do attitude that is steadfast without shying away from a challenge.
When you embark on a plan to tackle something new, your ‘can-do’ attitude will provide you with a great deal of momentum. When you feel your spirit begin to wane, remind yourself there is no obstacle too large or insurmountable.
The simplest definition of determination is sheer willfulness. When you desire something, you need to strive for it, no matter what. Being strong-willed is only part of the equation. You need to have a strong sense of determination, perseverance, commitment, strength and courage. In the final analysis success implies your willfulness to maintain balance by discipline. ###
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She facilitates Past Life Regression and Future Life Progression. She was a World Regression Congress faculty member in the Netherlands, India, Brazil and Turkey. https://drdorothy.net http://facebook.com/DrDorothyNed