Force of will–the missing link

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

–Vince Lombardi

People are prone to quit every worthwhile thing that requires consistent effort.

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” was a very popular phrase as I was growing up. Now it would read when the going gets tough, quit. They lack will, or as I call it force of will.

This is prevalent throughout the so-called “popular culture”. Quitting has become a national pastime.

Nothing good ever comes to those who quit!

Force of will is a character trait developed over many years through discipline and hard, consistent work. It is forged through fierce determination, and a never surrender attitude.

This takes time, which is why it is so lacking these days.

Force of will in strength and fitness training shows itself in consistency and perseverance, rep after rep. It shows itself in building a strong foundation of basics which leads to exemplary technique.

It shows itself in training when you just don’t feel like it.

It shows itself when you training alone, because no one else had the guts to show up that day.

It shows itself when you crush all your competitors because you do have force of will!




Published by ironcave1

I am the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility. Our training is old school style, and it gets results!

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