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Where there is a will, there is a way

This essay explains importance of will-power in our life. It helps us to overcome obstacles and achieve success in life. It inculcates self discipline in us and is an important key to success. We cannot fulfill our dreams and achieve our goals in absence of it.


Mind rules over matter. This statement is assured by the English proverb "where there's a will, there's a way". Nothing is impossible in the world. Need of the hour is to make a strong determination and develop strong will-power. Positive attitude and determined will when work together can bring wonders and create magic. People of strong will are super humanly extraordinary. Each and every task first might seem very difficult or almost impossible to us and this is mainly because we are scared of it. We are unaware regarding the path we have to follow to accomplish it. Once we decide to accomplish that task with our firm will, no one can stop us from pursuing it. Either we can sit back, lose all the hope and give up on something which we really wanted to pursue or else wedge our foot in the door and prevent it from closing. When we make a determined will, power automatically comes to us. We will start looking for possibilities around us and ultimately find the way which will lead us to success.

Will-power and self discipline

Pursuing big things is an altogether different aspect. We even do not develop necessary will to pursue our daily activities. For example, getting up early in the morning, fixing number of hours to study, play, complete home work etc. all requires will power. Only will power can help us to live a disciplined life. Lack of will leads to postponing work to next day and rule is that if we do not complete today's assigned work today itself then there are all chances that we are not going to complete it tomorrow too and then we make an excuse that we do not have time to complete our work. This is where will is essential. If we have strong determined will, no matter what circumstances arrive, we will be able to complete today's work before today ends.

Overcome failures

Failures are a part of life. When we try to pursue something, it is not at all necessary that we will succeed in our first attempt itself. Winning or losing is a part of game, but losing should not discourage us. If we have a strong desire to win then no body can stop us from winning, no matter how many attempts we may require to win it. Since we have not lost hope, we will pursue it without getting disheartened. If we lose hope then we will never try and have to witness that dream coming to an end. Failure is just a stepping stone which comes in the path of success and strong will can very well tackle it.

Will-power helps in achievements

We all have will-power within ourselves. Some of us realize it and use it to their best potential and some of us do not even know about its existence. If we have the will, only then we can find the way. In absence of will, there exists no way. If we have made a will to do something, then we will get it done. No matter how impossible or difficult it may look, but strong will-power will empower us with strength which will help us to face difficulties and overcome challenges. Absence of will-power will make us weak and we will easily get scared of odds of life. If we are determined enough only then we will solve the puzzle and find a solution to it. If we want to pursue something very badly only then we will be able to get it.

Game of will-power

All of us have certain dreams which we wish to fulfill and certain goals which we want to accomplish. But only some of us can succeed. Rest of us who do not succeed, blame others for failure. Reason behind failure is lack of strong will-power right from beginning. We allow doubts to linger in our minds. We constantly keep developing doubtful thoughts because we are scared. This lack of will-power becomes the reason for failure. If we do not have the will-power then we will not be able to put sufficient strength. Our plans in absence of will-power are not going to become successful. Lack of will is enough to fail even to a good plan which has enough scope. On the other hand, a not so good plan with not much scope can also succeed if we have firm will-power. Thus, it is all a game of will-power. If we have that proper drive to carry on then we will be able to find our way even in the midst of most challenging obstacles.

Key to success

Strong will-power leads to fresh openings. It is a right key to greatest of achievements. Inventions and discoveries made by numerous great personalities in the past were only because they had that zest to do it. They had strong will-power which could not be shaken at any cost. A person who lacks will-power will stop the ride as soon as he faces hurdle, but a person who owns will-power will continue to drive until he reaches the road to success. Strong determination and will-power will help us achieve success and fulfill all our dreams and desires.


"Where there is a will, there is a way" casts importance on will-power which is very important when it comes to achievements in life. It helps us to confront all the hurdles and create a way for us. One who has strong will-power and puts in complete efforts will succeed. It is an assured way of reaching goal. Wishing something does not assure us of success. We need to develop that burning desire in ourselves. Once we do that then without any further ado, we will start working on the plan and create a way to achieve it and within no time we will reach our goal. Strong will-power will not let us become hopeless and will act as a catalyst which will result in speedy action. Nothing is impossible in the world to achieve if we have strong will-power to achieve it.


Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao26 Apr 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

A good article. Will power is very important for us to reach our goals. Hurdles will come and obstacles will be there always. How we will overcome these hindrances is important. A good planning and making a road map will give us a good idea. By putting down our plan we can predict certain problems in advance and we can plan for overcoming those problems. Even after doing all the work, we get some problems from unforeseen angles. There we have to show our courage and overcome them. For all this a very good will power is required.

Author: Reena Upadhya26 Apr 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

Will-power is the real energy present within ourselves. If we know how to tap into this source of energy then we will prevent its depletion and act towards conserving it. Thereby it will increase day by day and more fuel conserved will help us keep going even through most difficult path we ever encountered in our life.

When will-power was strengthened, it brought revolution. When focus was shifted from will-power towards more external environment, it brought poverty and difficult times. It is the only tool we have in our control and it is left to us whether we want to invoke it in ourselves or just lose it to let it get depleted. It is the only fuel which gets depleted when not used and when used it increases by leaps and bounds. Will power is the power of self direction and helps us to remain on track.

Author: Sukanya30 Apr 2017 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

Mam, your article is too good. It truly encouraged me to be with the will power thanks alot for writing this much good article. In the future also l hope you will publish the articles as like this.
Thanks alot, mam

Author: Reena Upadhya01 May 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

Thanks Sukanya for the kind words. Just find out that source of willpower which is already present within you and instil in yourself lots of confidence. Success will surely come running for you.

Author: Gaurav Singh24 Aug 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

I totally agree with the author that Mind rules over the matter. If your mind is prepared for success then you will success. Your mind and your will power is the first filter for your destiny. To achieve success you will have to believe that you can succeed. This believe give rise to will power and then your will power, dedication and commitment leads you to your goal. if you are determined then you will look for a way to your ambition in among dark despair.

Author: Swati Sarnobat11 Jul 2018 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Good explanation! This preposition holds true in our day to-day-life. Will is a strong tool that directs you towards success. A person with strong will may not immediately become a winner, but definitely can find a way to achieve a goal. They can definitely derive something positive if they have a strong will.

Author: Umesh18 Jul 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

It is true that will power is the key to our actions and follow ups in any matter and if we pursue our objectives with determination and relentless pursuits we may achieve the goals.

In actual life, the results are sometimes not proportionate to our efforts due to various reasons and unknown mysteries of human destiny and luck factors. Two persons working with same will power and vigour may get bafflingly different end results and may blame or appreciate it as per their achievements.

Having strong will power is a very positive attribute in our life but we can not directly link it with the outcomes as they are the result of myriad situations and circumstances in our life.

Author: Sanjeev Gupta28 Sep 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

Absolutely where there is a will there is a way. Nothing is impossible in life if we have strong determination to achieve the same

Many of us see dreams, set targets but don't make the plan to achieve the same and fail. Then, after few more tries, we leave it to destiny. That is wrong. Failure doesn't mean that we can't achieve it. Its not possible to achieve our target without working hard on the same. One has to plan for the same and have a strong desire to work on that plan otherwise we will not get success.

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