Your will is the part of the mind with which you can consciously conclude things. It’s the power to make decisions. Will is will power. It’s a choice or determination. It’s your mental power manifested as wishing or intending - The power of control over one's own actions or emotions. Will power is important in nearly all the areas of life. The inner power and persistence provide tremendous results for everyone enabling to control unnecessary and harmful impulses.
Giving anytime or a thought to development of will power is an important thing to do in life. It is nothing but thewill power that helps us empower our life to change it for the better. True, nobody’s life is perfect, at some point of time in lives; the moments make us realize that the life is not filled with perfect moments. Nevertheless, everyone has the power to better their life and make it as meaningful as possible by discovering self and being headed towards the proper direction. And it’s not that how much you know about your life, but it’s that how you live your life that counts. Hence, one should be committed to personal excellence and strive accordingly to live life of greater quality.
Personal excellence does not mean to be a perfectionist. Nobody is perfect in this world and everybody has his own virtues and flaws. By personal excellence I mean finding imperfections to refine personality including influencing and controlling the traits that need to be developed while using life’s imperfections perfectly. Therefore, it is rather important to stress that we can at least chase perfection to transform our lives in great ways. As the saying goes, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Thus, the will to win or pursuing goals with great intensity and relentlessly will certainly payoff in the end despite the fact that it brings more pains than gains sometimes.
Trying to attain personal excellence means doing something great or achieving greatness and “greatness on the outside begins within.” Personal excellence is a continuous process of self-renewal on the basis of maintaining a systematic approach towards developing personal skills. The quest for gaining personal excellence is a life long journey of self-discovery which is the process of acquiring insight into one’s own personality.
Considering yourself where you are on the success curve and where you should have been, you may have observed that others who, even though, are not as smart as you are, yet they are more successful. If such is the case, it’s related to the confidence level that you have in yourself. Self-confidence is one of the most important skills you can have. Having confidence in yourself and in your powers and abilities is a great way to win you in your objectives of life. Self-confidence comes with success and wins, the more you win, the more self-confident you become. Hence, if you want to achieve greatness, you have to believe yourself first that you can do so.
If you ever think that your personal growth has left youfeeling the need to reinvent yourself, it is most probably because of being unaware of new knowledge and information and technological advancements. This could also be due to not having acquired the required skills. It must be noted that the way to personal excellence requires you to enhance you awareness and develop the necessary skills to a desired level working on that constantly. You need to spare the required time to do this and taking out required time to work for attaining knowledge and building skills in a constant manner again depends on your will power.
Achieving something great or leading oneself towards attaining personal excellence needs making sacrifice. This requires one to be out of the comfort zone which includes all your daily routines. Some people seem to have long list of things to get done without considering the importance of making the required efforts. If you put forth the efforts, good things will be bestowed upon you in due course of time.
There is no point at which it may be said that one cannot be successful in pursuit of one’s personal goals or achieving one’s highest potential in life that could lead to personal excellence. Achieving personal excellence involves forming personal goals and pursuing them by ardent or extremely passionate enthusiasm. Just wishing for something will never happen, because a wish is just a wish. To wish a thing is easier than its achievement. It is just a flight of the imagination- In that there is no involvement of earthly realities – it is devoid of actual requirements and practical aspect. But then again, there must be consideration of all relevant factors, to put sufficient efforts in order to achieve your goals. In doing so, you need to have a strong will power. And the strong will power is built with a bit of effort. But it can bring tremendous results. Then, no wonder you reach your full potential and achieve success in all that you do.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
Module 1 - Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India