“I Can’t Help It!” Increasing Willpower in Your Kids and You

Another parent and I were talking about one of their children’s lack of willpower. He mentioned the child’s willingness to obey, but lack of ability to resist certain things.

Willpower. It is hard for kids, but isn’t it also hard for adults. Whether you are 5 or 55, willpower is not only a struggle, it not only influences your life, it determines the direction your journey takes.

You ability to self-select out of a particular situation, habit or desire has a tremendous lasting impact on who you are and who you will become. Whether you or I have a strong sense of willpower or weak, we would do good to work towards increasing our willpower.


Think of it like a muscle. The more you work it, the stronger it becomes. If you increase your willpower in one area of life, it will eventually carry over to other areas.

What is one area you need to increase your willpower in? What do you need to read and who do you need to reach out to in order to make this a reality? Please share in the comments section.

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