You’ll often hear me say…

“All great achievements start first with the strength of WILL”

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you were simply able to WILL it to happen?

Maybe it seemed impossible on the surface but somehow, through sheer grit, determination and WILL power you were able to overcome all the obstacles and resistance to get what you wanted?

On the other side that coin, perhaps you set a goal for yourself – something you thought you really wanted and somewhere along the way you either lost interest or… it became too challenging or difficult to achieve and so you just gave up?  Or quit?

Perhaps your WILL to win proved to be less format-able than the opposition or resistance you encountered.

Since this Strength of WILL attribute seems to be of such great importance to your success let’s get an idea where it comes from and how to develop it.

You’ve heard me say this before and I’ll say it again because it warrants repeating, “You can’t get what you want if you don’t know what you want!” … Right?

The WHAT becomes the target – the goal.

But here is the thing… The WHAT is not the FUEL that will drive to to it – it’s the objective.  It’s not the juice that will push you over, under, around or through all the obstacles standing between your objective and you.

The juice, the FUEL, the catalyst for achieving that objective is the same thing that also feeds the muscle of your WILL.


It’s the WHY.

It’s the reason you want what you want in the first place!  Think about it….

You want a great physique… terrific – WHY?

You want a championship title… fantastic – WHY?

You want to be rich, healthy, happy… great – why, why, why?

It’s been said and it’s also been my experience that…

“If the WHY is great enough – the HOW no longer matters.”

With a great enough WHY, your determination and Strength of WILL will not allow you to fail. Period!

If however your WHY – the very reason you want what you want is superficial, inconsequential and weak than your WILL and ability to achieve what you want will also be weak and superficial.

Imagine your at the tail end of an intense leg workout or at the final 3 miles of a 26 mile marathon and you’re trying to muscle your way through with zero fuel left in your body. Can it be done physically? YES!


Can most people do it? NOPE! 

WHY? Because they lack the WILL.

With enough leverage however, in the form of  a compelling WHY you can WILL your way through almost anything, but it had better be a more compelling reason than just looking good on the beach.

Let’s face it, getting and staying rich, healthy and happy much less creating an outstanding, sexy and desirable body may require some serious WILL power, passion and determination to overcome some even more serious obstacles and resistance

Get clear on your compelling WHY.

Not the surface WHY – but rather the one way down in your core. The real WHY.

You find that and tap into it,  and you will have found the FUEL that will drive you to your what – the fuel that will strengthen the WILL needed to create massive success.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

~Vincent T. Lombardi



Please share your thoughts and comments – I look forward to hearing from you.