A: What is the secret of the will; the golden nugget for my success on this miserable rock? Please, won’t you tell me.
B: Motion is the secret; understand motion and you will understand the will. Most importantly, consider the law that it is more difficult to put something into motion, than it is to maintain its motion while it is moving.
A: I don’t get it.
B: Few concepts grasp the secret of the will than Newton’s second law of motion. The will is just that characteristically human motion in a fixed direction–nothing more, nothing less. The more stable the direction whose stability is only measured against external resistance and internal deviation, the more powerful is the will. The more stagnant one is, the harder it is to get them moving.
A: So I always need a direction.
B: Not quite; your will needs stability in direction, whose stability can only be determined against the resistance and deviation you experience. The mass to which Newton’s law refers in his famous equation of F=ma, i.e., the operation of gravity on an object and the resistance to that gravity based on the existence of another object, which represents the constancy of inertia most beautifully and which is its own direction. Think of gravity as Earth’s urge to consume you, to digest you, to make you a part of her, but something stops her… Your will is your resistance to her consumption of you; will is your resistance to inertia.
A: You’ve lost me.
B: Get into Newton’s soul and study; take his observations and reasons to the end. You will then understand the secrets of the will.