Willpower is a symptom. When we appear capable of going on against all odds. When we can defy depression, pessimism and tiredness and push on. When we can pick ourselves up after we've fallen down and fight our way to the top. When we can say to ourselves "I am not giving up" when giving up is all our body and mind screams at us to do. When we can do that, we've developed that special construct called inner strength. It's a mix of self-awareness and self-knowledge coupled to a sense of purpose. It comes from knowing who we are, embracing our weaknesses and overcoming everything that wants us to stop because we know, precisely, where we are going and why.
Think how you deal with adversity.
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