Does anyone have any resources or advice on how to build extreme willpower? I've tried searching for it sporadically over the last few days but all I've found are moderate willpower goals like "lose ten pounds" or "stop being lazy". I'm looking for something more extreme, something along the lines of building the willpower to go three or four days without food, go a night or two without sleep, withstand pain, exercise incredible discipline in the pursuit of goals, etc.
I know this sounds edgy as fuck but I'm mainly interested because I think developing willpower to this level will enable me to achieve my life goals, like receiving a great education, getting really /fit/, becoming a better person, and ultimately my number one goal: being a truly amazing dad.
Was hoping someone here might have something, this seems like the only board to really ask. If you guys have nothing I'll keep searching but if you do, thank you in advance.
>to go three or four days without food, go a night or two without sleep,
This is one the most moronic goals I've ever seen on this board.
Usually to get things done you don't need extreme will power just the ability to build good habits and getting used to reflecting on how you do things and figuring out how you can do them better.
>my number one goal: being a truly amazing dad
To clarify, those things aren't goals of mine are things that I want to do. I'm talking about having the willpower to do those things if need be, if that makes sense. Or more accurately, willpower that's strong enough to carry those things out.
I know you guys are discouraging me from this and maybe with good reason but I'm still intent on pursuing this. Any resources/advice? I guess this will be my last bump and I'll let it die. Thanks to everyone for the responses so far.
Willpower isnt something you just get by doing one increadible feat of displine, its a daily thing,keeping strict habits everyday, working hard everyday, if you really want more willpower join the millitary, or if thats to extreme join a boxing gym or other martial art And practice,practice,prpractice.
That makes sense. I would join the military for willpower but I'm already so wrapped up in uni that it just can't work, plus wouldn't want to leave friends and family. I've actually wanted to join a boxing gym for a while but money is an issue right now. Any other ideas?
If you ask me, willpower comes with age and experience. Getting a job and developing work ethic, dealing with problems, understanding other people, setting goals, experiencing hardships, realizing stuff about me, life and what is going on around me turned me from a boy into a more functional and aware person.
Honestly I just need a better solution...I'm already in a five year minimum degree plan, military would turn that into six. My family is also very important to me. I'm willing to go to extreme lengths to develop willpower but there are other variables to consider.
Meditate, OP. None of that chakra third eye shit (unless you want to), but a mindful calm meditation. It makes you aware of things, like when and why your willpower wains. Additionally it just puts you in an better mindset overall. Look up yuttadhamo bhikku's tutorial on meditation
The military, they will pay you train willpower.
I say improvise adapt overcome, if you can master these three things and your set to go.
Also if you look at history most of those "alpha men" had some dumb share luck on their side. You don't remember the one who tried and failed?
Read Batman comics
prayer, meditation, nipple clamps, wrestling. A willingness and capability to destroy your own body will ultimately make it stronger. Stop listening to people, stop reading voices of reason
If you dont want to be dyel for the rest of your miserable shitty life start going to the gym.
You will start with six days of lifting a week, sunday will be your only god damned rest day. God wants you to rest on sunday, so sleep up and smoke all the mary janes on sunday.