Here’s an important quote from William Walker Atkison:
“The human Will is an actual living force. It is just as much an active force of Nature, as is Electricity, Magnetism, or any other form of natural force.
Will is as real an Energy as is gravitation. From atom to man, desire and Will are in evidence—first comes the desire to do a thing, and then comes the Will that does it. It is an invariable law pervading all natural forms, shapes, degrees of things—animate and inanimate.
Nothing is impossible to the man who can Will — providing he can Will sufficiently strong.
And as Will depends so very much upon one’s belief in his ability, it may be said that all action depends upon belief. One does not Will unless he believes that he has a Will. And many a man of inherent strong Will does not express it or exert it, simply because he does not realize that he possesses it.
It is only when the necessity arises from some new unexpected demand for the exercise of the Will, that many men realize that they really possess such a Will. To many, alas, such a necessity never comes.
The writer believes that the basis of all personal power resides in the Will and that if one intends to accomplish anything in this world he must acquire a powerful Will.
Not only does this expression of the Will stir into activity the latent powers and dormant energies of the man’s mind, bringing to the accomplishment of the task all his reserve force, power and strength, but it does much more. It impresses those around him with a mighty psychical power which tends to beat down their opposing wills, and leads them captive.
In all conflicts between men, the strongest Will wins the day. The struggle may be short, or it may be long, but the end is the same always—the man of the strongest Will wins.”
True and wise words from Atkinson here.
He is really identifying the important key to winning in life, so it’s important you master it. Make sure that you read my essay on the Will if you haven’t already it.
It goes in depth into this mysterious force.