Almost all of us carry an intolerance to which we are unable to give a name. Who searches deeply in this field recognizes what it is, and only from this point begins a real path to self growth. In fact, once we have realized that our “inertia” is the cause of our condition, we start to give more attention to a skill that almost all claim to have, but actually, almost no one has – the Will.
But, what is Will?
What must we do to develop it?
And is it really possible to develop?
What must we do when the wish for further development pushes to one
side, and from the other, mental and physical laziness bring us constantly
bring us back to the starting point?
The Will is surely a skill that can be trained and developed. It can be defined as the ability to maintain a fixed decision, even if many obstacles arise to deter it. Will allows us to realize the aims we “feel” we must achieve, even if this is difficult or unpleasant. It is a skill which allows us not to be deflected from our goals. Once, my mentor (teacher) said, “There is no simpler thing in the world than to train our will”. Even if this statement seems absurd and senseless, the development of the will is relatively easy, but it demands a great effort. The recipe is to decide one thing and not betray this decision.
Many people believe that training the will is to do something which is driven from a passion, something we really love to do. But, it must be said that the most effective way to develop the will is precisely to do something that doesn’t impassion us.
When we do something we like, it is easy to follow the steps, but this develops nothing in us, except a less strong and less determined Will. It is more useful to decide to do small things that we are indifferent to, or that give us difficulty which doesn’t turn us away from the decision, creating various excuses.
From this point of view, washing dishes or cleaning house, overcoming laziness, is more efficient in developing the will, than to do great things which are motivated by our passions or desires.