John L. Herman writes a blog out of Chicago, and it is one that I read a lot…..
John mixes his musings with small business topics and life. Smart dude. He has bought, owned and sold many businesses, so I tend to pay attention when he writes.
Recently he discussed one’s will:
My wife used to ask me how I expected a certain outcome when all indications were that something I wanted had little chance of occurring. I simply replied that “I would WILL it to happen.” My belief that something would occur was undeterred by the facts of a given situation.
How does any underdog prevail over a superior opponent? Their WILL is stronger than the better team. And while my feelings about “willing” something to happen may have been born on sports fields in Little League, soccer games, or High School sports…I carried the belief into business that when times got rough I could simply “will” it to happen for me. Not that I thought it was easy. In fact, I convinced myself that the other guy was “willing it to happen” against me, so I had to actually “will” harder. What?