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Will Power is needed for us to make the most of our journey in life. Most people are willing to do what it takes to be successful or to lead a meaningful life, but few out of the willing ones do actually possess the WILL POWER to do so.

You might be wondering why, I’ll tell you why; willingness is a state, and to get into any state you require ENERGY — Will Power is that ENERGY you need to get into the state of willingness. So it’s impossible for you get into that state or rather be willing to do something greater without you immersing yourself into the energy called “will power”. As cool as this may sound, let’s not forget that energy are in levels and it’s wisdom to allow yourself to grow into different levels rather than trying to forcefully jump into it. This is where acceptance comes into play.

Hang in there with me buddy, we are getting some where. The positive energy called will power is seen as the gateway to higher levels in life. NOTE: The goal of this blog is to get you to understand how you can make this energy (will power) automatic so you can tap into it at will.

Mind you, some people already operate in the neutral level and higher level of this energy without knowing it. They don’t necessarily see it as will power as in the sense of the word, they call it differently, some call it commitment, some call it determination and so on. But every great decision and action are born out of the energy called will power.

So when we talk about willingness, it’s about transporting yourself into a state that implies that you have overcome inner resistance to life and you are committed to participation or action. But transporting yourself into this state and following through demands and requires substantial amount of energy, without this energy people don’t always pull through to the very end. Just imagine for a second making such energy automatic, making it a part of you, you will be amazed how much great things you could accomplish. No kidding, imagine it and hold it in your head for at least 30seconds if you can please.

Now let’s talk ACCEPTANCE and how it’s connected to Willingness. You will agree with me that the best way to make something automatic is to build a habit around it or turn it into a habit. Habits are consciously built, and to build anything awareness is required. Acceptance is a level of awareness. Because of the subject of discussion, we are not going to talk about accepting your weaknesses and things like that. We want to shift it a little bit, here we will be talking about acceptance of truth and understanding. (Understanding the fact that you are the source and the creator of the experiences of your life.) Is this something you think you can accept? Let me know on the comment section below. This might sound so easy, but in reality it’s a difficult thing to accept.

Come to think of it, there are certain things you have experienced in life that are not your making or that you have no power over, so why then will you accept that you are the source and the creator of your experiences in life. But please listen, here lies the secret; Accepting that your are the source and creator of your experiences simply hands you the power to transform whatever you don’t like. It hands you the power to evolve, re-evolutionize, and harmoniously use the forces of life to your advantage.

When you accept this truth, you become a creator. Acceptance of such truth will boost your will power, which in turn puts you in the state (willingness) to always act or perform. Keeping this level of awareness all the time makes it become a habit. The energy to act is what separates the great from the small. If you want to learn more on this particular subject just send us an email at chidi@merkuriusmind.com and we will be more than happy to connect with you. I hope this blog added more value to your life, and I also hope the goal of this blog was achieved.



Focus won’t get you anything, focus will get you everything. In a world where there’re more distractions than ever, focus has become a rare value to possess. Increasingly adversity, unforeseen circumstances and struggle for survival, recognition and fame has robbed our minds one of its strongest power, which is power of focus. We have all been a victim. But amidst all this craziness and chaotic atmosphere that we live in, some individuals still trumps in creativity, why is that? and how do they do it? You may ask. Before we go further, I want to tell you this short simple story;

In India, there’s what they call “The Mahabharata” It is an ancient Indian epic where the main stories and some of their histories were told. In it contained some ancient proverbs too. So there’s this story of a young man called Arjuna, and he had a guru teacher. He’s being taught archery by this guru teacher along with other students. One day the Guru Dronacharya hung a wooden crow, from a tree branch and then summoned all his students. He handed each of them the bow and asked them to aim for the crow’s eye but first they should explain what they see before they shoot. The first student approached with his bow and the teacher asked “what do you see?” the student says “I see the garden, the tree, the flowers, everything!” then the teacher asked the student to step aside and not to shoot. He asked the second student and was told something similar “I see the air and leaves blowing in the wind” The Guru Dronacharya went ahead and asked few more students and they all gave similar replies.

Now came Arjuna, as he approached with his bow, the teacher asked him “what do you see?” he said; “The only thing I see is the crow’s eye”. Guru Dronacharya said; “RELEASE YOUR BOW” and Arjuna hit the crow in the middle of its eye.


This story is very simple, but if we can reflect on it, there’s a great lesson to be learn. Arjuna didn’t just say I see the crow’s eye, he said; “The only thing I see is the crow’s eye” that’s a huge difference. In law there’s what they call “Willful Blindness” it’s a situation in which a person seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally keeping themselves unaware of facts that would render him or her liable or implicated. To Arjuna, he chose to intentionally be unaware of every other thing surrounding him, it doesn’t matter how beautiful they seem or look. Whether the garden look so dazzling, or the formation of the wind around the leaves is captivating, Arjuna cared about none of that, he only saw one thing the crow’s eye. He knew that he can still behold those things after the shooting right? Isn’t amazing that most of the things that causes us to lose our focus or serve as a distraction are not really going anywhere. They just present themselves as priority or urgent, thereby depriving us from doing the important things that actually moves the needle in our lives.

If you are wondering about those people that trumps in creativity, how they do it? BINGO! Here’s how; They adopt willful blindness, they learn how to be intentionally unaware of the environmental distractions, so they can listen to their smooth, calm, inner voice when it speaks. That’s how they give birth to their brain child and you too can do it, if you learn the act of willful blindness. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s very possible and practicable. It’s a journey and a practice, which I have employed and enjoyed for a while now, and I can tell you, it’s very profitable, as a matter of fact, it will help repel most of the distractions that will want to steal your focus. You need to understand this; Distractions will come, adversity will come, struggles and competition for relevance will show up, but in those state of bewilderment if you capture intentionally the important things, solutions will be born. One way to capture this is; you need to write down those things that are important to you, don’t just leave them in your head, your head can’t be trusted. That’s where all the fight happens. Writing them down will always give you an advantage, and you can always review them and edit them.


Another important thing that helps with focus is, Alone time. Create an environment that will help you concentrate and reflect. Alone time doesn’t mean loneliness, alone time helps you to reflect and meditate, but the environment in which it’s done is very important. Many are scared of being alone, they mistaken being alone from being lonely, others are scared to reach deep down inside themselves because of what they could find. Those memories, if you can’t face them, you can’t beat them. If you keep running, it will keep chasing you. You need to clear off all those garbage that has blocked or weakened your power of focus. Remember Arjuna said; “The only thing I see is the crow’s eye” He cleared off every other thing and he was able to shoot his target. Although it may not always turn out the way we want it, although we might not be able to shoot our target like Arjuna did, but with focus, every shot takes us closer to our goals and dreams. Another thing you need to watch out for; If you feel like you lack focus, you probably have a lot of fear. You think about your weaknesses rather than your strengths, you have more limiting beliefs than empowering ones, and those things puts fear in you. You can’t battle fear and focus at the same time. The guy would say, I don’t think I have a lot of patience, why don’t you focus on the other good values you have, I don’t think I can speak before a crowd, why don’t you focus on writing and creating content first, I don’t think I can write a book, why don’t you focus on recording your voice first. Like I said earlier, it’s a journey, the more we do it, the more we progress.

If you feel you need some professional help on how to maintain and retain your focus, so you can increase your productivity and effectiveness, you can always reach out to us, send us an email at Info@merkuriusmind.com or you can also visit our website www.merkuriusmind.com to book your appointment for free, my team will be more than happy to help you. We believe that you deserve to live the best life you desire, and we are HERE to help you achieve that. Our Motto is; Love, Serve, and Inspire.

Thank you for taking out your precious time to read this blog, we hope it helps you with your journey on focus. Please stay tuned.