I am always asked how I have the willpower to not eat the "free chips" @ our fav restaurant, or pass on the desserts during work potlucks. It's not "willpower"... it"s WANTpower! I "want" to lose a lb. or 2 more than eating those extra calories... and I know the weight loss will mean more to me!
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Substitute "committed" for "willpower." Willpower is a noun that suggests all or nothing, you either have it or don't - like being born with blue eyes. "Committed" is a verb that suggests decisive action and being in control. 'Having your committment level flag a little from time to time' doesn't carry the same negative feelings as 'losing your willpower'. Forget the willpower. Be committed instead.
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