Will Power, self mastery and discipline are three very important words for those who wish to succeed in any undertaking. Unfortunately in the Electronic Age where children us "Spell Check" and "Wikopedia" to do their home work and reports, these words are either despised or not known.
Unfortunate, because will power is ten times more important and more helpful in achieving success than either knowledge or learning. Will Power will help you lick all obstacles, boredom, monetary and other difficulties that defeat most people.
A young musician asked the great Paderewski how he could become master of the piano.
Paderewski answered, "The only way to become master of any skill is to first become it's "SLAVE." And that takes practice, practice, practice.
When I first started my metaphysical studies, I went to a master astrologer to have my chart done. When he was finished he said, "You are a teacher and a writer." At that time I was an electrical engineer working for the New York City Board of Education. I knew nothing about teaching or writing.
I asked him what I should write and what I should teach?
He said, "First get the fattest notebook and start writing."
I asked "About what?"
He answered, "Pick one of your favorite authors and hand copy one of his books into your notebook." He then continued, "Don't even consider yourself a writer until you have written a 1,000,000 words."
This was 35 years ago, pre- computers. To date I have written over 40 children's fairy tales, Two Math books, and hundreds of self-help articles and booklets. I also quit my NYC job, moved to Arizona and taught College Math for 18 years.
What turned me around were some wise words, from a wise man and my will power to do what I needed to do to become a writer and a teacher.
Discipline in your chosen field or the new direction you want to take is the only thing that will advance you to that bigger, grander, you. Skill and talent alone won't do it. There are many skilled people with PHD's pumping gas and driving cabs.
If you have but one gift to give yourself and your children, let it be self disciplines (Will Power).
What can start to change your life now is action. Pick up that pen, paint brush, hoe, that blank resume, the application and take ACTION.
ACTION is the switch that turns the power on. To develop more power ACT. Practice the things that are important for winning success. Avoid useless, time wasting activities. Every skill or task is hard before it becomes easy.
The main reason most of us have not made more of ourselves is that we haven't been stern enough, firm enough and rough and tough on our selves.
Get a new start. Forget your past mistakes. Your greatest assets are your unexpanded years. You don't need more school or college degrees or information, you need will power and discipline.
Listen to what great men have to say.
Emerson, "Thank God every morning you get up and find you have something to do, that must be done, whether you feel like doing it or not. This builds character."
William James said, "Do something every day for no other reason than you'd rather not do it or don't feel like doing it. This Will Power Insurance, for future difficult or monotonous
tasks, is like life insurance for financial emergencies.
J.P. Morgan, "To be a Money Master, you must first be a Self Master."
Socrates, "There is but one philosophy; fortitude, and self-mastery.j"
Today force yourself, compel yourself, make yourself do one useful thing every day for no other reason than you don't feel like doing it.
Get tough with yourself.
Ellis Peterson AKA Ragnar Storyteller is a retired math professor and electronics engineer. He has been studying astrology, runes, metaphysics and alternate healing treatments for over 30 years. He is 70+, in very good health and lives in the boonies of the Pocono mountains with his wife Lory. His writings are unique and refreshing.
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