Aaron and go over these three things that make up what willpower means to the stoics.

Aaron and go over these three things that make up what willpower means to the stoics.

Willpower Isn’t One Thing, It’s Three:

1. One part of willpower concerns the ability to do what is disagreeable,

2. Another part concerns willingness to not do something, and

3. A final part concerns knowing what you truly want in the first place.

These are, in short, your will-to, will-not-to, and want-to powers.

The first has to do with desires and aversions …. The second, with cases of choice and refusal, and, in general, with duty … the third with the avoidance of error and rashness in judgment (III.2, 2–3).

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