The Will to Act

“The training is nothing! The will is everything! The will to act.” – Ra’s al Ghul , Batman Begins

No matter how prepared you think you are, without the will to act, nothing will be done.

When all odds are against you, how do you react?

Do you cower away?

Do you call for help?

Do you surrender yourself?

Do you end yourself?

Or do you take a stand defend yourself by any means?

The opposing force is strong. They’ve studied you. They feel as thought they know your strengths & weaknesses. Yet, do you let that stop you from taking action?

What if the opposing force is something you refuse to face? Such as a friend, a close friend, a best friend, someone you looked at to be like a brother or sister. They are on the opposite side of you, showing no mercy to take you down regardless of the friendship that carried you both through so much. Will you still act?

What if the opposing force is a loved one? Someone you placed so much love, care & trust in. Someone you believed you’d spend an eternity with by any means. Someone you wish to dedicate your life to being with as they are everything to you. A husband or wife. They are on the opposite side of you, showing no mercy to take you down regardless of the relationship that carried you both through so much. Will you still act?

What if the opposing force is blood related? A family member. Your brother. Your sister. Your mother. Your father. The two people that defined your creation. The two people that helped pave the way for your life. The two people that were most reliable when you thought nobody would be. The two that made so many sacrifices throughout their lives just to make sure you were always well. They are on the opposite side of you, showing no mercy to take you down regardless of all the things they’ve done for you. Will you still act?

Without the will to act even against odds such as that, nothing will be done. You will refuse to defend yourself if it meant inflicting pain upon any of them. And you will fall because of the lack of will to act.

But would it be wrong to act? Even against them? You are fighting for yourself. You are standing up for yourself. You are firm on believing that you will not fall no matter what. You know whats at stake. You know the risks. But you are fighting with a purpose. And that purpose outweighs all the risks.

They carried the will to act against you, so it is only right to do the same in return.

And then it becomes a game of “how far are you willing to go?”.

If the opposing force has a gun pointed at you, do you stand & try to reason not to shoot? Do you ready yourself to defend against the attacker? Or do you surrender yourself believing you will fail to defend?

Do you think the person has the potential to actually shoot you? Or do that use it as a scare tactic to gain dominance over you?

With no will to act, you allow the opposer to decide your fate. Which means you are in no control of your life.

No matter how prepared you think you are, without the will to act, nothing will be done.

Sometimes in a given choice, you must act first before you question. Because the opportunity may be decided for you if not decided quickly. Sometimes you must act first before an act is done to you. And sometimes you must act to prove yourself.

Such as when doubts are placed on you. When the world believes you to be nothing. When nobody seems to understand who you are, what you represent, & what you believe in. Do you allow those doubts to destroy your will to act?

When so many are attempting to control your life, telling you what you should & should not do, they way you should live, the decisions you should be making, do you allow it all to dictate your will to act based on how you feel?

All your life you were taught numerous things, experienced so many things, & went through so many lessons. But you would not have gotten this far had you had no will to act on anything that has happened.

They carried doubt, but you carried faith. They expected failure but you awaited success. When you had nothing, you turned it into something they would not have thought possible.

That is the power of having the will to act even when all hope seems lost.

With no will to act comes no progress in fact.

But it all starts with you. You determine if progress will be made or not. You determine if you will be the victor or the defeated. You determine if you will live or die.

You can have all the training in the world, be taught everything needed to be known, but do you have the will to utilize it all?

The will to act determines everything.

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2 Comments

  1. Life demands a positive attitude. Life is like photography. You need negatives to develop. But brooding on negatives alone will lead to hatred and vengeance. Forgive, forget and move on. Love all.

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  2. when everyone is against you … how to keep yourself motivated ..??
    even if we do have a “will to act” how to keep ourselves motivated and stay unaffected by the people who are not supporting us ..??

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