Willpower Doesn’t Work. This Does.

Willpower Doesn’t Work. This Does.

February 10th, 2012 // 2:45 pm @

Coach Erik here:

Have you ever felt as if you were fighting your mind as you pursued positive changes in your life? Have you ever felt out of control, behaving in ways that you knew did not support your wellness? If so, you are not alone. At one time or another, most of us have experienced self-sabotaging behavior. And we generally rely on willpower to get us back on track.

My offering today is excerpt is from my book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL (Amazon: http://amzn.to/uDXfxa) inviting you to let go of willpower and instead utilize the transformative might of what I call your whole power.

Using willpower to overcome internal roadblocks is like trying to break through an iceberg by chipping away at the tip. Unless you address what lies beneath the surface, you will remain stuck in your old patterns. That’s because when you rely on willpower to make changes in your life you are most likely focusing your attention on what you don’t want. If you’re constantly saying, “I don’t want to be overweight,” you are attracting fear and anxiety about things that contribute to being overweight. Trying to resist what you don’t want will only attract more of the same. Whatever you resist you empower.  The transformation begins when you shift your focus from what you don’t want to what you do want. For example, “I want to be happy, healthy, and active!”

While mainstream diet and exercise plans focus on willpower, I invite you to discover your “whole power.” You’ll begin to leverage your whole power when you learn to align your thoughts and actions with what you intend to create in your life. When you unleash your whole power in the direction of your dreams, you become inspired to take action-not because you should but because you must.  The difference is feeling as if you are purposefully gliding down the river of your life versus forever fighting the current.


Coach Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, blogger and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. He has helped thousands of people live the fit, vital and empowered life they deserve. To learn more about Coach Erik and how to awaken your whole power, visit his website:


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