It takes a determined mind to make real change in any situation. In order to change the physical; change has to begin in the mental space. When embarking on the journey to harness your will power you need to see yourself successfully completing your goal. The mind is a muscle that needs to be exercised daily. You must begin with mindful meditation and prayer. You have to fast regularly (beginning with once a year then increasing the frequency as you mature) in order to strengthen your relationship with The Creator; while strengthening your mental toughness. It is not that some of us are given special privileges. Anyone is capable of being in charge of their minds and bodies. Once you become aware and awake you begin to make the choices that benefit your being. These choices will in turn benefit other living beings that you and your life energy come in contact with.
Peace and Blessings
Ricki The Healthcoach