We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Every artist was first an amateur.
A successful career will no longer be about promotion. It will be about mastery.
If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies.
There is "what is" only when there is no comparing and to live with "what is" is to be peaceful.
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Freedom is born of self-discipline. No individual, no nation, can achieve or maintain liberty without self-control. The undisciplined man (or woman) is a slave to his own weaknesses.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.
A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
The most important attribute of man as a moral being is the faculty of self-control.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.
Do not envy those who seem to be naturally gifted; it is often a curse, as such types rarely learn the value of diligence and focus, and they pay for this later in life.
You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.
Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.
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