You’re not born with willpower - like any skill, it’s honed and perfected over time and hard work. People sometimes say that they don’t have what it takes to persevere, that their #willpower is weak and that’s why they can’t get to the finish line. But saying that just reinforces this idea that you can’t do anything to change your circumstances. It can lead to a feeling of helplessness and #burnout over time. And you end up creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of inefficacy.