The Power of Will

One of the most transcendent and beautiful human attributes is a personal will. Few other words are more evocative and rich in meaning. Will is sometimes mistaken as just a desire – a hope! Will is so much more than that. A person’s will is their conscious ability to turn desire into action. For that reason, the power of will is often associated and wrapped together with goal setting to make up a package of sustained success. As long as one’s will endures and goals are created and evaluated, success will always be found in rich abundance.

The power of will is further expressed by James A. Owen, a writer of fiction, comic books, and an inspirational speaker on the topic of overcoming adversity. He asserts: “ If you really want to do something, no one can stop you. If you really don’t want to do something, no one can help you.” (1) In short – it is one’s personal power of will that defines whether or not they reach their desired outcome. If we have enough will to do something, we act.

At Griffin Hill, we enjoy the poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox: “Will”. This poem gives deep insight into the power of one’s personal will. Here are a few insights from it: “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, / can circumvent or hinder or control / the firm resolve of a determined soul.” There it is! It is he who has the will to do that truly has determination and control. Will holds greater power than destiny, chance and fate, for it is the authoritative figure of them. Now, pay attention very closely to this next section: “Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great.” Those are strong words. In every endeavor, including sales, we are tempted to focus on talent. We focus on charisma. We focus on the sales gene. All are filled with false hope. Although it is true that some have natural gifts that make them great in their chosen vocation, as we just learned – gifts count for absolutely nothing! Will alone is great – and everyone’s got that, in one degree or another. Great talent without a will to act count for nothing. Zero. Nada. Nil.

At Griffin Hill, we focus on the association of personal will and systems. Sales performance is driven by systems. In reality, everything is driven by a system – whether we realize it or not. Research shows that we will only rise as high as the systems that we employ. If that system is faulty, the results will reflect it sooner or later. Griffin Hill is based on systems. Systems that have no gap. Systems that have no fault. Systems that, when employed correctly, lead to success.

It is not uncommon to run into the issue of a will that has slackened. When the power of will is mentioned, there will always be those who feel they cannot rise to the occasion. They have tried to succeed in their business or personal life over and over again and feel they have failed hundreds of times. They then become tempted to give up. To quit. Their will buckles.

That is exactly why one of our seminars is called “Strengthen the Weakened Will”. No matter what the landscape of your personal will looks like, you can get a great amount of helpful information from the video on strengthening a weakened will. Whether your will is near collapsing, or on cloud 9, you can boost your will to a higher plane. Doing so will bring you to a higher level of revenue and goal achievement. Assess your will by taking the quick poll below! To learn more about strengthening your will, go get Dr. Baird’s video by clicking here.

(1) Owen, James A. Drawing out the Dragons: A Meditation on Art, Destiny, and the Power of Choice. Salt Lake City, UT: Shadow Mountain, 2013. Print.