Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
“We have just discussed the role of constructive will power in the readiness stage of self discovery. We have seen that when you’re ready to discover your true self, your will is the engine that starts you and drives you through to the end. Your will is the force that gets you moving with a quality purpose and keeps you moving forward so that you don’t give up. Now, what is the role of motivation at the readiness stage?
When you use your will to become willing, you can become highly motivated. This is the open state of mind you need to start your journey. Being willing allows you to be highly motivated because you don’t set up ways to stop yourself before you start. To find out how motivated you really are, ask yourself: What obstacles am I willing to overcome to reach my goal? What am I willing to learn? How am I willing to change?