There are no words that are as great and powerful as the words “I WILL.”
There is strength, conviction, depth, solidarity, decision, focus, confidence, and sheer determination in the loud, ringing tone which punctuates their delivery.
The words “I WILL” send an advance message to your mind and to those within earshot.
It’s a message of triumph over adversity…of victory in the face of great resistance…of the strength, will and the personal constitution to PERSEVERE UNTIL THE END.
The words “I WON’T” also send an advance message, but it’s one of resistance, opposition, excuse-making, and protective posturing.
The words “I CAN’T” are the worst of all, as they represent a hopeless victim mentality and are not worth another keystroke.
Deep down, every human being knows that he is in this world just once as a unique entity, and that no accident, however strange, will throw together a second swing at the bat, a mulligan, a do-over.
He knows it…but hides it like a bad conscience. Why?
What is it that compels people to be fearful, to think and act like part of the herd, to say I WON’T or I CAN’T rather than I WILL?
For the majority of us, it is the desire for safety, refuge, security — in short, the inclination to play it safe and remain in the comfort zone.
Overall, people are more fearful than they are courageous, and what they fear most are the troubles with which unconditional honesty and intellectual maturity would burden them with.
People hide their under-performing lives behind fear, and by doing so, they violate the greatest principle of all: the principle that every human being is a unique wonder and has beauty within that is worth bringing out. Ultimately, every human being is capable of greatness.
FEAR IS UNWORTHY OF COMPANIONSHIP
When a person who says “I WILL” despises other people, it is their attitude and behavior that he despises, for he knows what is possible when one deploys the rigorous consistency of a commitment to a worthwhile goal.
The human being who does not wish to belong to the masses, who dares to show the world what he is capable of creating, must cease being comfortable with himself.
He must resist the gravitational pull of the comfort zone and instead follow his conscience, which shouts at him: Unleash Your Greatness! What you are at present doing, opining, and desiring is not really you!
I admire “I WILL” people, those who inspire excellence and greatness in others, for two primary reasons: they serve as a beautiful example worth emulating, and they challenge me to become a better human being.
In the words of Carl Sagan, “Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.”
In this manifesto…you’ll be introduced to a blueprint for Unleashing Your Greatness and inspiring others through your example.
It all begins with understanding the nature of a challenge and its impact on human performance.
Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to achieve 10X size goals by applying the methods and best practices of growth hacking. Get all the details here.
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