Monday, October 12, 2009

Lack of Will

Originally uploaded by MerlinsMan

"People do not lack strength; they lack will." ~ Victor Hugo

There's a lot of truth in that quote.


  • You always find time to do the things you really want to do.
  • You overcome, though difficult, bad habits when you finally devote yourself to a life change.
  • You often make a needed change when the suffering is no longer sufferable.
In many cases, it's not about your strength. The strength to overcome or grow is there, but the will is a little more difficult to discover.

Some excuses offered up:
  • No time.
  • Too difficult.
  • Nothing will change.
  • Cannot change.
  • Too old.
  • Too young.
  • Don't know enough.
  • Cannot make a decision.
  • Security is better than risk.
  • It is what it is.
  • It is no use.
  • No one cares.
  • It has always been this way.
In the end all these excuses really say is, "I don't have the will." The strength is almost certainly there. The will is not.

Of course, they don't really apply to your life. Right?

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