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Your Level of Willpower is DETERMINED by Your Sense of Individuality…

4 September 2013 No Comment

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“We’re witnessing the death of the individual…America isn’t the only place
this is happening, we’re just the most advanced nation so we’re getting there first.”

~ Peter Finch in the classic 1976 film Network

Check out any of my work on motivation (or any of my classic posts in general) and one of the constant, recurring themes you’ll find is that your level of willpower is determined by your sense of individuality; that if you’re looking to:

>> be more productive

>> raise your degree of internal-motivation

>> remain focused over the long-term

>> cultivate high levels of self-discipline and

>> succeed as a creative professional

…you have to analyze (and improve) how comfortable and confident you are within yourself, discover your own path in life and continuously develop distinct series of talents, skills and proficiencies over time.

In fact, the general idea here is to uncover your unique talents and skills, locate your biggest opportunity and then *connect that all up* to a focal point of concentration from which to be disciplined and “willpowered” around.

Why This Level of Self-Definition is Difficult to Find

But this is particularly difficult because, as discussed in my favorite movie ever, the critically-acclaimed and highly recommended 1976 film Network (starring Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway), “We’re witnessing the death of the individual; America isn’t the only place this is happening, we’re just the most advanced nation so we’re getting there first.” Here’s more:

So again, your level of willpower is literally DETERMINED by your sense of individuality…your capacity to stay focused, disciplined and committed is intimately related to your degree of confidence, integrity and self-knowledge. However, by the very nature of living within a hyper-consumerist, overly-commercialized world, this aim (of personal discovery) is more perplexing and confounded than ever before.

Therefore, in your quest to conquer yourself – to both grow more in tune with and then master your conscious, creative side – remember that there’s a subtle conspiracy against self-discipline you need remain vigilant against, as it operates antagonistic to that noble ambition.


how to conquer yourself bryan ogilvie discipline and willpower for the conscious, creative thinker Discover more great insights, techniques, strategies and wisdom for self-mastery and artistic success in my new book, How to Conquer Yourself: Discipline & Willpower for the Conscious, Creative Thinker, available on on Amazon here. ***For autographed and personally-dedicated copies, delivered much faster, click here*** (US/Canada only)

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“I’m very glad and truly fortunate to have stumbled upon your work. I like the
way you talk about having strength in your mind and being strong within yourself.
Your words are really inspiring; a relief from most of what else is out there.”

~ Nima B. (my youngest & most promising student)

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