120+ Inspiring Quotes About Willpower

A big part of willpower is having something to aspire to, something to live for. – Mark Shuttleworth

A strong will deals with the hard facts of life as a sculptor with his marbles, making them facile and yielding to his purposes, and conquering their stubbornness by a greater stubbornness in himself. – Christian Nestell Bovee

Be invincible – not to weakness, but to defeat. You are defeated only when you think you are defeated. – Abhijit Naskar

Believe in yourself. Under-confidence leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy that you are not good enough for your work. – Dr Roopleen

Building strong willpower is crucial for having a fulfilling and hugely successful life. It affects all areas of your life including work, school, family, relationships, and business. – Jessica Minty

Building willpower is simple: just do the things you don’t want to do, and don’t do the things you want to do. – Robert Celner

Design your life to minimize reliance on willpower. – B.J.Fogg

Dollars and guns are no substitute for brains and willpower. – Dwight Eisenhower

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks. – Dr Roopleen

Even if things aren’t going the way we want right now, we will always get through it. – Stacey T. Hunt

Every defeat makes it stronger to stand up with the new willpower. It is the visionary gain, and that leads to real success. – Ehsan Sehgal

Failure only happens when you lose your willpower to continue trying… If we let the obstacles get the best of us then it was our choice to fail, not fate. – Lindsey Rietzsch

Failure will not overcome me so long as my will to succeed is stronger. – Micheal S. Kirby

Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will. – Norman Cousins

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes. – Chinese Proverb

Habits leave willpower intact by putting desirable behaviors on autopilot. – Leslie Baehr

Having a superpower has nothing to do with the ability to fly or jump or superhuman strength. The truest superpowers are the ones we all possess: willpower, integrity, and most importantly, courage. – Jason Reynolds

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself. – Pietro Aretino

I cannot stay home in my comfort zone and hope to change myself through willpower. It requires dedicated action to my goals and will empower me to push through any obstacles. – B.W.Robertson

If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower. – Adolf Hitler

If success is yet to become a reality in your life, you haven’t exhausted your willpower. – Edmond Mbiaka

If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way. – Suzy Kassem

If you can’t run, you crawl. If you can’t crawl– you find someone to carry you. – Joss Whedon

If you feel stronger and good when the weather is sunny, and weaker and bad when the weather is cloudy, then it means your willpower is not powerful yet! – Mehmet Murat ildan

If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. – Dr Roopleen

If you plan to build walls around me, know this – I will walk through them. – Richelle E. Goodrich

In difficulties lie no chances. You just bear and face that with the willpower to overcome. – Ehsan Sehgal

In the absence of willpower, the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless. – Aleister Crowley

In today’s world, you need to have the courage and strong willpower to make things happen. – Anurag Prakash Ray

It’s your willingness and commitment which can set everything right for you more than anything else. – Vishal Ostwal

Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weakness of the flesh. – Ezra Taft Benson

Most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower. – Robert McKee

Next to courage will power is the most important thing in politics. – Paul Johnson

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. – Malcolm X

Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli

Once you reach the brink of your will power, you have two options – either give up or keep going. That decision decides whether you’ll reach your goal. – Abhijit Naskar

One is never born great. It is the willpower and the action that make one great. – M.K. Soni

Only your Willpower can fight the bad influences around you. – Mohith Agadi

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. – William Shakespeare

People are not born with any entirety. With the time we take to achieve it. For it requires concentration and willpower. – Sudeb Gharami

People do not lack strength; they lack will. – Victor Hugo

People with a strong will power will always have the bigger picture in mind. They will be able to forgo small pleasures to help attain bigger goals. – Brian Adams

Recognize and reach out to the inherent great power within you. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Research shows that willpower is more important than IQ. That’s why the point isn’t to become smarter but to become more self-disciplined. – Adam Kirk Smith

Self-will seems to be the only virtue that takes no account of man-made laws. – Bruce Lee

Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

Strong willpower is always driven by a strong underlying purpose. A reason to put in the necessary effort and take action. Reasons are the fuel behind the dream! – Canaan Ashonganyika

Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top; It is willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others. It rises from your heart. – Junko Tabei

The best way to think of willpower is not as some shapeless behavioral trait but as a sort of psychic muscle, one that can atrophy or grow stronger depending on how it’s used. – Jeffrey Kluger

The development of willpower -I will, I won’t and I want- may define what it means to be human. – Kelly McGonigal

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

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror. – Joyce Meyer

The germ of success in whatever you want to accomplish is in your will power. – Paramahansa Yogananda

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower to develop themselves. – Herbert N Casson

The will is the keystone in the arch of human achievement. It is the culmination of our complex mental faculties. It is the power that rules minds, men and nations. – Thomas Parker Boyd

The will is your most important asset. If you lose it, you have lost everything. – Dele Ayo Bankole

The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts. – Dr Roopleen

There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up.                  – Richelle E. Goodrich

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power. – Honore

There is no such thing as an ordinary human. Crisis and willpower can turn even the most ordinary human into the most extraordinary beacon of hope and will. – Abhijit Naskar

Through my willpower, I dare do what I want to do. – Theron Q. Dumont

To assert your willpower is simply to make up your mind that you want something, and then refuse to be put off. – Phillip Cooper

To trust your own is incredible willpower, to overcome all your obstacles. – Ehsan Sehgal

Unless your willpower is ridiculously strong, chances are you will give into temptation if the people around you have unhealthy habits.  – Amanda Tejuca 

Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. – Dalai Lama

We deify willpower and self-control – and mock its absence. People who achieve through remarkable willpower are ‘strong’ and ‘heroic.’ People who need help or structure are ‘weak.’ This is crazy – because few of us can accurately gauge or predict our willpower. – Marshall Goldsmith

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We want to design interventions to teach people how to harness their considerable willpower. – Carol S. Dweck

What you see to be difficult now, is likely to be the easiest thing ever later when you deliberately get your willpower trained over it by repeated attempts! Don’t give up! – Israelmore Ayivor

When people have a willpower failure, it’s because they haven’t anticipated a situation that’s going to come along. – Charles Duhigg

When trying to achieve your goals, there will always be times that you drag your feet to the extent that you just feel like giving up. You may not always have the willpower or confidence to overcome these feelings. Positive people around you can help reinstate that confidence. – Sam Davis

When willpower dies, the door of the imagination is reborn; silence dwells in our lives and fills us with love. – Alan Maiccon

When you lack willpower then you will lack confidence and when you lack confidence you will doubt your actions and when you doubt your actions you will never get succeed. – Unknown

Whenever you reach a barrier, you must choose one of two things. Let it be the end of exploring what the darkness brings. – Monica Carolan

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. – Niccolo Machiavelli

Where there is a will, there is a balcony of possibilities. – Abhijit Naskar

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Perhaps tomorrow, if not today. – Michele Jennae

Will power is but the unflinching purpose to carry the task you set for yourself to fulfillment. – George S. Clason

Will power is human electricity. You have enough of this electricity generated in you to achieve the greatest things in life if you will keep the current on. – Elsie Lincoln Benedict

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Will without power is like children playing at soldiers. – Alexander Flohr

Willpower and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. – Napoleon Hill

Willpower and determination have their limits. A compelling life purpose, one you believe God created you for, will help you push beyond those limits. – Tom Cunningham

Willpower and self-discipline are more effective than intellect and talent. – Akiroq Brost

Willpower is another important ingredient in self-control. Sticking to one’s plan is hard work. Without the willpower to bring about changes, the best-laid plans and all the monitoring in the world will not be good enough. – Shahram Heshmat

Willpower is breath and heartbeat of life; Life blooms in the girdle of taut willpower. – Praveen Kumar

Willpower is but the unflinching purpose to carry a task you set for yourself to fulfilment. If I set for myself a task, be it ever so trifling, I shall see it through. How else should I have the confidence in myself to do important things? – George S Clason

Willpower is concrete, not ethereal. When you do something, you demonstrate your willpower, and it becomes all the easier to have the same power of will the next time. – B. K. S. Iyengar

Willpower is consciousness in action. – Nikias Annas

Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile. – Brian Tracy

Willpower is just another name for the idea of choosing long-term outcomes rather than short-term ones. – António R. Damásio

Willpower is like a battery, at least in the short term.  If it is depleted, future challenges will falter.  This is a fundamental insight.  Self-control is not available around the clock.  It needs time to refuel. – Rolf Dobelli

Willpower is like a muscle: The more you train it. The stronger it gets. – Unknown

Willpower is likely the most important keystone habit there is. Willpower has more of an impact on individual success than intelligence, talent or education level. – P. James Holland

Willpower is not about resisting, forcing, or controlling–it’s about choosing. – Penney Peirce

Willpower is not genetic.  It requires the will to resist, and the power of a resolved mind. – Unknown

Willpower is so common among highly successful people that many see its characteristics as synonymous with success. – Peter M. Senge

Willpower is something you can work on, like a muscle. Every time you use willpower, you are more capable of doing the same next time. – Amelia Freer

Willpower is steam for life’s locomotion. – Praveen Kumar

Willpower is the art of replacing one habit for another. – Michael Garofalo

Willpower is the key to success.  Successful people strive not to matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. – Dan Millman

Willpower is trying very hard not to do something you want to do very much. – John Ortberg

Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation – do what’s right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It’s central, in fact, to civilization. – Dr Roy Baumeister, PhD.

Willpower is your ability to set a course of action and say, “Engage!” It is the spearhead of self-discipline. It provides an intensely powerful yet temporary boost. Think of it as a one-shot thruster. It burns out quickly, but if directed intelligently, it can provide the burst you need to overcome inertia and create momentum. – John Aurther

Willpower knows no obstacles. Find your greatness. – Nike

Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile. – Brian Tracy

Willpower is the power out of which all kinds of powers come out. – Unknown

Willpower, though important in its way, is never enough. For you to be truly powerful, you must open up and trust in something beyond yourself – something you cannot prove for certain. – Seth Adam Smith

With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower. – Johnny Weissmuller

With motivation you get willpower, and with willpower, you get the strength to work hard for what you want. – Fred Juliusson

Without the will or desire to achieve one is like flotsam on the oceans of time. – Steven Redhead

You have to conquer every obstacle before you can reach the top of the mountain. – Lailah Gifty Akita

You may encounter many disappointments. Be strong. Tell yourself, “I am good enough, I will try again. – Lailah Gifty Akita

You must have the willpower to avoid what is bad. It’s simple: If you indulge, you will develop a bulge. – Jeetendra

You must stay close to your problems and solve them because running away doesn’t work; Even if it does, it will only make you weak. – Mohith Agadi

You need to draw upon your willpower to accomplish the self-assigned task of mastering self-control. – Dr Prem Jagyasi

Your willpower is a specific resource pool. The more you tap it, the faster it disappears. – Caroline Arnold

Your willpower to achieve the goal ought to stronger than any obstacle. – Lailah Gifty Akita

You may lack will power, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a lot of steps to make yourself more productive. – John Perry

Will power is only the tensile strength of one’s disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce. – Cesare Pavese


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