Do you find yourself using the word more often in phrases like “I will get to it.” “Today I will hit the gym.” Or heaven forbid “Someday my prince will come.” In this case, “will” is subject to some future action. The commitment we give to ourselves or others that some day an action “will” come to fruition.
But there is another definition of the word…and it’s much more empowering that a word of “action.” No, this time the word takes on the testament of fortitude and determination. In this case “will” is an assertiveness of one’s own choices. This “will” happens in the present moment and is not subject to the wim of the weather or the mountain of distractions that fall upon us.
In Brene Brown’s book “Daring Greatly” she offers up that “The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.” A “will” to dive deeper, fight stronger and thrive longer.