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Vocabulary: willpower and determination
Among human aptitudes that can become assets or liabilities (real qualities or flaws), WILLPOWER is in a good place.
Having too little, or "lacking willpower" is mostly considered a weakness. Having "too much" is often called "stubbornness" or "obstination", which can lead to an excess of pride or of ambition... Therefore, a difficult balance may be quite hard to establish...
|The will to do sth|
To have an iron will
To be iron-willed
|To impose one's will on sb||Self-willed|
|To be willing to do sth||Willingly|
|To volunteer to do sth||A volunteer|
- To have the will(power) to do sth
- To have a lot of willpower / to have a strong will / to have a will of one's own
- with the best will in the world
- He is strong-minded
INTENTIONS and RESOLUTIONS can lead to WILLPOWER:
To intend to do
To mean to do sth
|To aim to do|
|Measures aimed at||To be intent on doing sth|
|Done on purpose||To have the best of intentions|
|A plan/ programme of action||A plan|
|To plan sth/ to do||To make plans for|
|A target/ an objective||An aim/ a goal/ a purpose|
To make a resolution
To make a resolve
|Resolute/ purposeful/ steadfast|
To resolve to do/ that
To determine to do/ that
|To be determined to do||To insist on doing/ that|
|To be insistent||Insistence|
|To be willful/ stubborn||Obstinate/ obstinacy|
On the contrary, some people, LACK WILLPOWER and MOTIVATION:
To lack willpower
To have a weak will
|To lack the will to do sth|
To be reluctant to do
To show reluctance to do
|To be unwilling to do sth|
|Reluctance||To do sth against one's will|
- I didn't mean to do it
- To make the resolution to do sth
- As stubborn as a mule / pigheaded
- To have it all one's own way
It is certain that MOTIVATION and WILLPOWER are important conditions to reach "SUCCESS". I know you have a lot! The test will show you if you have enough !
Go for it! Thanks for working with me!
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