When I first started my counseling practice I had all these people coming to me complaining about not having willpower.
If only they had willpower they would tell me, they would be able to
– lose weight / get fit
– stop smoking / drinking / gambling / womanizing
– control their domestic violence / drug problem / children / finances
– achieve their goals / dreams / aspirations / next birthday
– basically, succeed in anything and everything instantly and forever.
All they needed was some Will Power!
After one such session I got so fed up that afterwards I went over to my bookcase and took down the phone book.
I looked up Mr Power and discovered to my amazement
and yes even
I fantasized for months about calling each of them up and explaining I was a therapist fed up with people complaining to me about needing Will Power, and would it be alright if the next time this happened, I gave the client their phone number and told them to call.
I never did phone anyone up, and somehow I seem to get less people asking for Will Power after that phase.
But these days I wouldn’t give them a phone number anyway because I now have a better option.
An Australian guy has given me a website to offer instead…
Go Will Power!
-Dr Martin Russell