Work Always Comes Before Willpower

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In the health space, there’s often this assumption that not being able to meet or maintain a weight loss goal results from a lack of willpower. If you don’t have the willpower, you won’t lose or keep off the weight.

Something similar happens when we set and attempt to meet writing goals. We assume that if we wait long enough, we’ll somehow magically develop the “willpower” necessary to write a book or start a blog or any of the other things we want so desperately to accomplish.

To be clear, we don’t always do this on purpose. Imagine you’re sitting at your laptop checking your email. You know that on your to-do list is a goal to write 1,000 words before the day ends. But you’re “not quite ready” to start yet. So you tab over to Facebook. Which leads to a BuzzFeed post. Which begins a two-hour deep dive…

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About ann Harrison Author

I am a Christian author and a professional content writer who is totally blind. I also love to write about inspirational topics, such as spirituality, music, and anything else that my little heart desires. This includes character interviews, book reviews, and even a story or two. I write professional blog posts, landing pages and other materials for the word matters blog at, and a company called rushcube. If anyone wants to find out more about my writing, or if you need a freelance content writer, please email me at
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