Imagination and Willpower: Twin Faculties Toward Success

Perhaps it’s Imagination (hypnosis) that is the “energy” assisting Willpower

Willpower and imagination are two important mental faculties that can help us achieve our goals and overcome challenges. However, it is difficult to say which is “better” because they serve different purposes and can be used in different ways.

Willpower is the mental strength and determination to do something, even when it is difficult or challenging. It is the ability to resist temptation, control impulses, and persevere in the face of setbacks. Willpower is important because it helps us make decisions and take actions that are consistent with our values and goals.

Imagination, on the other hand, is the ability to form mental images and ideas of things that are not present. It is the ability to think creatively and come up with new and innovative solutions to problems. Imagination is important because it allows us to envision different possibilities and explore new ideas.

Imagination can sometimes make it easier to follow through with willpower because it allows us to visualize and plan for the future. When we use our imagination to think about the future, we can better understand our goals and the steps we need to take to achieve them. This understanding can give us the motivation and determination we need to use our willpower to act. There is experimental evidence that when an action is visualized, the part of the brain that physically controls the action, is activated in anticipation of the action. It’s almost as though a memory of the action exists, prior to the action, in anticipation of the action.

For example, if we are trying to overcome a habit, we can use imagination to visualize ourselves successfully breaking the habit. By seeing ourselves succeeding in our mind’s eye, we can tap into our willpower and take the necessary steps to make it a reality.

In general, both willpower and imagination are important for success and personal growth. Willpower helps us make and follow through on decisions, while imagination helps us think creatively and come up with new ideas. Ultimately, the most effective approach may be to use both willpower and imagination together in order to achieve our goals.

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