94+ Willpower Quotes: Exclusive Selection

With willpower, also have many common names such as determination, drive, resolve, self-discipline, self-control, we can achieve all sorts of noble goals. According to Roy Baumeister, PhD, a psychologist at Florida State University, there are three necessary components for achieving objectives:

First, he says, you need to establish the motivation for change and set a clear goal.

Second, you need to monitor your behavior toward that goal.

The third component is willpower. Inspirational willpower quotes will make you mentally stronger by reminding that you have a choice to continue or to give up.

Willpower Quotes

  • Willpower is steam for life’s locomotion. ― Praveen Kumar
  • Willpower is like a muscle: The more you train it. The stronger it gets.
  • What is now proved was once only imagined. ― William Blake
  • In order to have the willpower and motivation needed to be consistent with the amount of effort you exert for productivity, you must limit or eliminate counterproductive habits while enforcing new habits that help productivity. ― Mark Snyder
  • Since self-control is vital to reaching long-term goals, befriending people with willpower could be the secret to success. Whether you’re tempted to skip that workout at the gym, or you’re considering blowing this month’s budget, spending time with a disciplined friend could boost your motivation to maintain healthy habits. ― Amy Morin
  • The forthputting of willpower is a means of strengthening willpower. The will becomes strong by exercise. To stick to a thing till you are master is a test of intellectual discipline and power. ― Orison Swett Marden
  • People do not lack strength; they lack will. ― Victor Hugo
  • 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
  • Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh. ― Ezra Taft Benson
  • 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
  • A willing spirit, a determined effort. ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Willpower isn’t something that gets handed out to some and not to others. It is a skill you can develop through understanding and practice. ― Gillian Riley
  • If you can’t run, you crawl. If you can’t crawl– you find someone to carry you. ― Joss Whedon
  • For a great willpower, no road has length! ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • People don’t just find the strength and the willpower they need, they create it.
  • Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. ― Dan Millman
  • Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks. ― Dr Roopleen
  • There is a huge difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn’t work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up. True success comes from failing repeatedly and as quickly as possible, before your cash or your willpower runs out. ― Jay Samit
  • It’s just a matter of willpower. The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it. ― Junot Diaz
  • It’s not that some people have the willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. ― James Gordon
  • Epic production has less to do with your willpower and more to do with the routines you install. Get those right, and you’ll enjoy exponential results automatically. ― Robin S. Sharma
  • In todays world, you need to have courage and strong willpower to make things happen. ― Anurag Prakash Ray
  • Willpower; it has bigger power thank you think, much bigger.
  • If you are willing to be a self-learner, you will develop yourself. ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Even when matches don’t work out the way you planned, you’ve always got to stay strong in defence; it’s a matter of willpower and intelligence. ― Becky Sauerbrunn
  • Most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower. ― Robert McKee
  • 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
  • You must be willing, determined and persistent to achieve your goals. ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Everything is generated through your own will power. ― Ray Bradbury
  • With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower. ― Johnny Weissmuller
  • The concept of fate is an open insult against man’s willpower! ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. ― Dalai Lama
  • In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless. ― Aleister Crowley
  • Willpower is nothing but willingness to do. ― B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Willpower and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. ― Napoleon Hill
  • People with a strong will power will always have the bigger picture in mind. They will be able to forgo small pleasures in order to help attain bigger goals. ― Brian Adams
  • There is no great talent without great willpower. ― Honore de Balzac
  • The germ of success in whatever you want to accomplish is in your will power. ― Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Willpower is the shortest shortcut to success. ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Prayer exercises your willpower and gives God authority to work in your life. ― Max Lucado
  • There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power. ― Honore de Balzac
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. ― Arthur Schopenhauer
  • 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
  • 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
  • It’s amazing how willpower can build walls. ― Yann Martel
  • Proper visualization by the exercise of concentration and willpower enables us to materialize thoughts, not only as dreams or visions in the mental realm but also as experiences in the material realm. ― Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile. ― Brian Tracy
  • A big part of willpower is having something to aspire to, something to live for. ― Mark Shuttleworth
  • With motivation you get willpower, and with willpower you get the strength to work hard for what you want. ― Fred Juliusson
  • Will and intellect are one and the same. ― Baruch Spinoza
  • The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower to develop themselves. ― Herbert N Casson
  • 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
  • Changing your negative thoughts into positive ones is difficult but not impossible to do. It only requires two things: willpower and determination. ― Alexi Weaver
  • Freedom is will-power to define my path. ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • I cannot stay home in my comfort zone and home to change myself through will power. It requires dedicated action to my goals and will empower me to push through any obstacles. ― B.W. Robertson
  • A man can do all things if he but wills them. ― Leon Battista Alberti
  • One is never born great. It is the willpower and the action, that make one great. ― M.K. Soni
  • Next to courage, willpower is the most important thing in politics. ― Paul Johnson
  • Being fit helps me improve my concentration, my will power and even my determination. ― Arjun Rampal
  • If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower. ― Adolf Hitler
  • The will is your most important asset. If you lose it, you have lost everything. ― Dele Ayo Bankole
  • Building a 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
  • I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. ― Langston Hughes
  • I truly believe that most anyone can muster up enough inspiration, motivation, or even sheer willpower to do at least one or a minute of something – and if you can do one – You can do one more. ― N.C. Garcia
  • When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. ― Karen E. Quinones Miller
  • Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it. ― Bryce Courtenay
  • You don’t find will power, you create it.
  • Without the will or desire to achieve one is like flotsam on the oceans of time. ― Steven Redhead
  • Dollars and guns are no substitute for brains and willpower. ― Dwight Eisenhower
  • Our tendency is to be strong, self-sufficient, and dependent on our own willpower, but rather than try harder, we should reach out to the God who is all powerful. ― John Townsend
  • You may encounter many disappointments. Be strong. Tell yourself, “I am good enough, I will try again.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • 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
  • Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. ― Bruce Lee
  • When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t. ― Jodi Picoult
  • The glorious benefit of a habit is that it converts something that requires a lot of willpower and focus into something that becomes automatic and often outside of our conscious thought. ― Tynan
  • Willpower isn’t just a skill. It’s a muscle, like the muscles in your arms or legs, and it gets tired as it works harder, so there’s less power left over for other things. ― Charles Duhigg
  • There’s no guarantee of disaster-free in any world religion, but love, faith and knowledge give men hope and willpower. ― Toba Beta
  • When people have a willpower failure, it’s because they haven’t anticipated a situation that’s going to come along. ― Charles Duhigg
  • As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ― Wayne Dyer
  • When you are open and direct in the way you deal with people, you are imbued with a great deal of self-confidence and personal power. This personal power or willpower helps you gain more friends, win the trust of your family members and build a reputation that attracts more business. ― Darrin Wiggins
  • Willpower is breath and heartbeat of life; Life blooms in the girdle of taut willpower. ― Praveen Kumar
  • Changing a habit requires determination, perseverance and a strong will power. ― Catherine Pulsifer
  • After years of watching people struggle to change their thoughts, emotions, bodies, and habits, I realized that much of what people believed about willpower was sabotaging their success and creating unnecessary stress. ― Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Willpower is so common among highly successful people that many see its characteristics as synonymous with success. ― Peter Senge
  • Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. ― Tina Fey
  • The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. ― William Jennings Bryan
  • If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ― Vincent van Gogh
  • 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
  • Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. ― Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 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
  • A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility. ― Dalai Lama
  • 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

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