We need willpower in order to move. Without willpower, we couldn’t move the body out of bed in the morning; it’s that natural to us. But having extraordinary willpower to conquer addictions takes training. How do we train and build willpower? One of the most common ways we can do this is through our day to day activities. Each task we perform, we must complete it. Leave no stone unturned. Leaving open-ended tasks sends a message to ourselves that we are allowed to do things and never finish them. No, that ends today. We start something, we finish it or make a full and complete plan on how and when the project finishes. Do every task or project better than you expected. By outperforming our own expectations, trying just a little harder, and pushing just a little bit more, we build willpower. We make the willpower muscle stronger, letting it know we do not do things half-hearted. Putting the cap back on the toothpaste, turning off light switches, not letting laundry pile up, these things are not separate from willpower. Everything we do a little better than before enhances willpower. When the urge to masturbate comes, our training will kick in and trigger success since pushing harder and going the extra mile is no longer unfamiliar to us. The same technique can be applied to exercise called progressive resistance. If you understand how to break down a muscle and rebuild it, then you understand building willpower. The foundation of willpower is profound. The more willpower you use, the more willpower you have. Willpower is not like a bank account, using it up and depleting it. Willpower is a driving force that, when used, actually comes back to us in larger amounts. We have to actually use our will in order to get more. The will does not run out from constant use, it increases over and over and over again. Willpower is also the same as energy. The real us—this soul—is pure energy, pure willpower. Once we tap into that we can achieve great things. But we must cultivate it. We have to keep using willpower, keep using our energy, keep using our awareness to observe whats going on around us and react with intuition and intellect, not instinct. Once developed we get real inner strength that reflects in everything around us. If we slip and fall, it’s easily returned to us by remembering the highest point we reached in life. Nothing disappears or goes away, it is there the whole time. Memory must be used if we sink too low. We can get out of our slump by remembering what we once were or the possibility of what can be. Then it’s only a matter of turning it back up. Just like lighting a pilot on a stove that blew out. The gas is there the whole time, we just need a spark. You are willpower. You don’t really gain anything. In essence we simply find what was already there. Imagine, you are willpower itself. Remember that, when something resists you. How can something not be possible? You are pure willpower. You decide what happens from here on out.