Essay about Willpower
This is the real secret of will power. There are many misconceptions about the nature of will power. The worst among them is that "a great big will" is like a strong man's biceps: it sticks out for everybody to see.
Absurd, in all reality, it is accepted by many as a psychological gospel. Actually, a man's will in his capacity for carrying out his determinations. In a real man, there is no doubt as to his ability in this respect. He can give …show more content…
The moral type is evident in those who will face death for a principle, like Socrates who drank a cup of hemlock. However, we are always faced with something mysterious, whenever we attempt to fathom a mental faculty. The will is no exception, and the mystery is due, as in the case of other faculties, to it association with the- unconscious.
Clerk Maxwell has stated the fact in these words; what is done by what I call myself is, I feel, done by something greater than myself in me." Have you ever been in such great danger that when you got out of it safely you wondered how in the world you managed it? And you said: "It seemed as if somebody was helping me"?
If so, you were realizing the mystery of the human will. Adventures, in moments of supreme difficulty, have had similar experiences. Shackleton felt a "Presence" additional to his own in the Antarctic; and Wildon, tackling the terrible dangers of Mount Everest, wrote in his Diary; "Strange, but I feel there is somebody with me."
Those who strive for the right in its many forms are sure that the will to conquer is more than a conscious resolve or a determination; there are links with the unconscious. Perhaps it is Matthew Arnold's "power, not ourselves, which make for