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The Power of Will

Posted By: Randy GageNovember 15, 2011

Napoleon Hill listed persistence as the eighth factor toward riches.  He saw it as the procedure by which you transmute desire into its monetary equivalent. 

It is founded on the power of will.

When you combine your desires with will power, you create a synergy so powerful, you achieve great things.  But few people actually do this.

As soon as they face challenge or adversity, they give up on their dreams and use those obstacles as validation for why it was meant to be.  They were born on the wrong side of the tracks, don’t know the right people, don’t have the money, education, connections, etc.

You have to be different.

Nothing great ever comes easy.  To do something epic, you have to be epic.  The challenge you face is a test.  Turn it into a testimony.

You up for that?

- RG

 

23 comments on “The Power of Will”

  1. Randy, I am always up for that. As Jim Rohn said 'if you want change you have to change'.

    I just finished writing about the power we have to make choices that leads to change and without a doubt any change we make is powered by our will and driven by our emotion.

    There is so much clarity in what you, Jim Rohn and Napoleon Hill say - it is all great.

    All the best,
    David

  2. At all costs (ethically). This afternoon I had an interesting one hour session with my sponsor line in the office on how I can better improve my communication skills. Randy I like this post vm.

  3. While many spend their days complaining about the "evil rich people", especially creative types, never before in the history of art and commerce has there been more opportunity for a creative person and business owners to reach out.

    There is a lot of noise, but most of the noise provides no value.

    After watching so many inspiring TEDtalks and communicating with awesome artists and entrepreneurs who do see opportunity, I am in the process of putting together a song to cue into this theme of shaping the world the world in which we live, in spite of the uncertainty.

    1. Hi Thomas,
      Couldnt agree more. For a creative person opportunity is everywhere at all times.
      I mean todays world provides everything for people to do absolutely incredible things in a fraction of the time it would have taken 50 even 10 years ago.
      I simply refuse to get into conversations about the recession etc - I simply don't have time as I am far too busy creating. Oh yes the world needs some harmony and a mantra put to music they can dance to and get their whole body swinging in a positive vibration....keep us posted!

      1. I certainly will.

        Thank you for the encouragement.

        All I ask is, that if you value the work, please spread it, and express gratitude by purchasing it.

        I'm working on putting together some sounds for other musicians to use as well, and there's always a need for material which helps people make better music, and we all could learn more about how to think more creatively.

        Plenty of people talk about business and personal development, which are quite useful, but I see few people talking about creative thinking outside of rigid institutional thinking.

        One of my dreams is to find a way to make music easier for a lot more people to access, but I know that to do something on a grand scale, it will require a lot of prosperity to do so.

        Decent equipment and the gift of learning are out of the reach of many people, especially since so many schools are cutting out the arts.

        There's also disabled children and adults, who need better tools to express themselves. It may be possible to create something for the mass market which can be sold to fund things which help the disabled.

        Creativity is the first step.

        We're all in this together.

  4. RG,
    What a short but powerful post. I have spent the better part of my life trying to get through it unscathed. Doesn't work..just brings mediocrity.
    I do believe that when you are doing what you are supposed to be doing these challenges don't feel like challenges because you know the truth.
    THanks as always.
    Jim

  5. Hi Randy,
    Right on time. I experience a sort of challenge in my life now. People around me,my family especially, wants me to give to give up to one of the things I truly enjoy(building a business online) and choose a regular job."you can't see what everybody is doing?..Be like the rest, get a job and get married" the keep telling me.
    I have nothing to be resentful or angry for. They do what they've been taught for so many years.
    The only thing I choose now is to bless them and go for my dreams no matter how many challenges I face. If this is my test, then so be it!

    Turn the challenge into a testimony:) Luv it.
    Thanks Randy for your inspiration.
    I appreciate you,
    Radu

  6. When a person's 'WHY' is so deep and the passion and calling is so clear, persistence is just part of the course. Knowing that one will be tested and will only be stopped if they can be is half the journey the rest is sheer hard work yet FUN! Giving up in not an option.

  7. Randy-

    I would like your view on this: successful people quit things all the time. The key is recognizing when it's adversity towards your goal or you are going down the wrong path. Too often people are "persisting" in the wrong direction.

    Lastly, the best use of will power is in directing one's thoughts and feelings.

    1. I agree with this.

      Lots of people stay in bad relationships or in jobs/biz that are slowly killing them because they feel some need to stick it out until the end.

      Unfortunately, far too many people find being miserable to be OK, and even glorify it, and will demean those who want to live a good life doing work which they value.

      1. Randy,

        Perhaps you should talk about sacrifice vs. values more.

        Far too many people value stability even if it is harmful to themselves or people they care about. I honestly think depending on someone else to decide how much you make and the quality of your life is wrong.

        I'm scared and afraid of doing what I mentioned above, but I am not willing to sacrifice any more of my life not doing it. If I fail, at least I lived without surrendering to mediocrity. But, I think that I will find a way. And when I do, I can set an example for other people to follow.

        People succeed all the time in spite of how "right" people are.

        P.S.

        Where did the less than $10 million a year = poor figure come from?

  8. Most all inventions that we have today came about through someones long persistence to achieve it. Without persistence, nothing great will be achieve because you will give up to soon for its attainment.

  9. Absolutely Randy.. I'm totally up for it!

    In fact we have been working on development of a film project and a principle player in the picture sent an email that wreaked of lack thinking. But we will NOT let this deter us from achieving the goal, nor will we let any other hurdles get in the way. This is about living with purpose and manifesting in spite of all appearances.

    So your post was timely and I'm deeply grateful.

  10. Sincere gratitude to Mr Randy for raising this topic.I consider you as the living GOD for the MLM INDUSTRY.
    "Mahatma Gandhi said 'If you want to change the world your way, you have to change yourselves", and what I feel it requires great courage, dedication, commitment and zeal. All these are not possible without "WILL POWER". But, without the help of ALMIGHTY all these are not possible. Swami Vivekananda said " Faith, Faith, Faith in self, and Faith in God, thats the secret of Greatness". That means WE HAVE TO BE SPIRITUAL. Will Power can only be increased through Meditation. Isnt it ?

  11. Dear Randy
    I will never forget what you said about Three strikes and then you´re out!That is my favourite of alla times and it has helped me a lot to keep focus.
    And to me, the persistence I create when I follow that rule is great!
    I was thinking about that today, when I did not get invited to my sisters birthday.I have tried more than three times.It is not worth it.
    And I have an art project going on right now too, where I have to have a lot of persistence if it shall work out.But I have to see,if it is worth the try.Thank you for all your interesting posts by the way,love them and you are always great!

  12. oh, for sure... i'm definitely up for it.... thank you for this randy... i totally believe that persistence is one of the major keys - if you quit nothing happens - if you persist and keep at it... one can achieve many things bit by bit... x

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  • 23 comments on “The Power of Will”

    1. Randy, I am always up for that. As Jim Rohn said 'if you want change you have to change'.

      I just finished writing about the power we have to make choices that leads to change and without a doubt any change we make is powered by our will and driven by our emotion.

      There is so much clarity in what you, Jim Rohn and Napoleon Hill say - it is all great.

      All the best,
      David

    2. At all costs (ethically). This afternoon I had an interesting one hour session with my sponsor line in the office on how I can better improve my communication skills. Randy I like this post vm.

    3. While many spend their days complaining about the "evil rich people", especially creative types, never before in the history of art and commerce has there been more opportunity for a creative person and business owners to reach out.

      There is a lot of noise, but most of the noise provides no value.

      After watching so many inspiring TEDtalks and communicating with awesome artists and entrepreneurs who do see opportunity, I am in the process of putting together a song to cue into this theme of shaping the world the world in which we live, in spite of the uncertainty.

      1. Hi Thomas,
        Couldnt agree more. For a creative person opportunity is everywhere at all times.
        I mean todays world provides everything for people to do absolutely incredible things in a fraction of the time it would have taken 50 even 10 years ago.
        I simply refuse to get into conversations about the recession etc - I simply don't have time as I am far too busy creating. Oh yes the world needs some harmony and a mantra put to music they can dance to and get their whole body swinging in a positive vibration....keep us posted!

        1. I certainly will.

          Thank you for the encouragement.

          All I ask is, that if you value the work, please spread it, and express gratitude by purchasing it.

          I'm working on putting together some sounds for other musicians to use as well, and there's always a need for material which helps people make better music, and we all could learn more about how to think more creatively.

          Plenty of people talk about business and personal development, which are quite useful, but I see few people talking about creative thinking outside of rigid institutional thinking.

          One of my dreams is to find a way to make music easier for a lot more people to access, but I know that to do something on a grand scale, it will require a lot of prosperity to do so.

          Decent equipment and the gift of learning are out of the reach of many people, especially since so many schools are cutting out the arts.

          There's also disabled children and adults, who need better tools to express themselves. It may be possible to create something for the mass market which can be sold to fund things which help the disabled.

          Creativity is the first step.

          We're all in this together.

    4. RG,
      What a short but powerful post. I have spent the better part of my life trying to get through it unscathed. Doesn't work..just brings mediocrity.
      I do believe that when you are doing what you are supposed to be doing these challenges don't feel like challenges because you know the truth.
      THanks as always.
      Jim

    5. Hi Randy,
      Right on time. I experience a sort of challenge in my life now. People around me,my family especially, wants me to give to give up to one of the things I truly enjoy(building a business online) and choose a regular job."you can't see what everybody is doing?..Be like the rest, get a job and get married" the keep telling me.
      I have nothing to be resentful or angry for. They do what they've been taught for so many years.
      The only thing I choose now is to bless them and go for my dreams no matter how many challenges I face. If this is my test, then so be it!

      Turn the challenge into a testimony:) Luv it.
      Thanks Randy for your inspiration.
      I appreciate you,
      Radu

    6. When a person's 'WHY' is so deep and the passion and calling is so clear, persistence is just part of the course. Knowing that one will be tested and will only be stopped if they can be is half the journey the rest is sheer hard work yet FUN! Giving up in not an option.

    7. Randy-

      I would like your view on this: successful people quit things all the time. The key is recognizing when it's adversity towards your goal or you are going down the wrong path. Too often people are "persisting" in the wrong direction.

      Lastly, the best use of will power is in directing one's thoughts and feelings.

      1. I agree with this.

        Lots of people stay in bad relationships or in jobs/biz that are slowly killing them because they feel some need to stick it out until the end.

        Unfortunately, far too many people find being miserable to be OK, and even glorify it, and will demean those who want to live a good life doing work which they value.

        1. Randy,

          Perhaps you should talk about sacrifice vs. values more.

          Far too many people value stability even if it is harmful to themselves or people they care about. I honestly think depending on someone else to decide how much you make and the quality of your life is wrong.

          I'm scared and afraid of doing what I mentioned above, but I am not willing to sacrifice any more of my life not doing it. If I fail, at least I lived without surrendering to mediocrity. But, I think that I will find a way. And when I do, I can set an example for other people to follow.

          People succeed all the time in spite of how "right" people are.

          P.S.

          Where did the less than $10 million a year = poor figure come from?

    8. Most all inventions that we have today came about through someones long persistence to achieve it. Without persistence, nothing great will be achieve because you will give up to soon for its attainment.

    9. Absolutely Randy.. I'm totally up for it!

      In fact we have been working on development of a film project and a principle player in the picture sent an email that wreaked of lack thinking. But we will NOT let this deter us from achieving the goal, nor will we let any other hurdles get in the way. This is about living with purpose and manifesting in spite of all appearances.

      So your post was timely and I'm deeply grateful.

    10. Sincere gratitude to Mr Randy for raising this topic.I consider you as the living GOD for the MLM INDUSTRY.
      "Mahatma Gandhi said 'If you want to change the world your way, you have to change yourselves", and what I feel it requires great courage, dedication, commitment and zeal. All these are not possible without "WILL POWER". But, without the help of ALMIGHTY all these are not possible. Swami Vivekananda said " Faith, Faith, Faith in self, and Faith in God, thats the secret of Greatness". That means WE HAVE TO BE SPIRITUAL. Will Power can only be increased through Meditation. Isnt it ?

    11. Dear Randy
      I will never forget what you said about Three strikes and then you´re out!That is my favourite of alla times and it has helped me a lot to keep focus.
      And to me, the persistence I create when I follow that rule is great!
      I was thinking about that today, when I did not get invited to my sisters birthday.I have tried more than three times.It is not worth it.
      And I have an art project going on right now too, where I have to have a lot of persistence if it shall work out.But I have to see,if it is worth the try.Thank you for all your interesting posts by the way,love them and you are always great!

    12. oh, for sure... i'm definitely up for it.... thank you for this randy... i totally believe that persistence is one of the major keys - if you quit nothing happens - if you persist and keep at it... one can achieve many things bit by bit... x

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