Use language to build your strength of will and self-discipline.

Having a strong sense of will and self-discipline means that when you decide upon an idea or a goal, you work towards it steadily for as long as it takes until it is achieved.

One of the ways to observe your own level of willpower is to ask yourself whether you say things that you do not mean. If you often commit to things that never happen, that’s a sign of weak will. A second sign of being weak willed is that you commit to things that you do not follow though upon. For example, you say that you will quit smoking ‘soon’ but in fact you continually delay any attempt to quit.

In order to develop one’s sense of willpower and self-discipline, it’s important for your words and your actions to correlate. Therefore, never say you will do something if there is a chance that you will not deliver upon your word. Use language with integrity and to reflect the truth and over time you will find your willpower becoming stronger each time you fulfil a promise or commitment.

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