I'm not really sure which functions are usually related to innate willpower - maybe just rationals in general? - but anyway I've been thinking that every type probably has the ability to harness some sort of 'willpower' from their ego block regardless of whether or not they have that brute strength of will. It's something that I envy in others, because I don't possess much of it myself . But I can't accept that willpower is something I'm just never going to have. I think the ability to do pretty much whatever you want to do is in your ego block. For instance, I use Fe as my primary motivator. I find it easy to do things that involve helping other people - because not wanting to let them down/ wanting to please them is a strong motivator. This can extend to things I do for myself, because the people who care for me want me to succeed in what I do etc.. I used to fight this source of motivation because it felt kind of fake in a way, and weak - having to rely on other people to get you motivated. But I'm thinking now that I just have to accept that that's who I am, and use what I have. I use Si to a certain extent too - in terms of just doing things that are distasteful (after I've decided what I have to do to reach my goal) - just ignoring my feelings so to speak, and just doing what has to be done. This is not as effective in the long run I've found though, because I feel like I'm walking on eggshells - like a whim or change of wind direction will get me taking a completely opposite course of action. It's too stressful, because every day I get up and wonder whether I'm going to do what I'm supposed to. My mind doesn't feel in control of my body. So yeah - anyway, I've found Fe to be the most effective motivator for me.
Just wondering then - has anyone employed similar strategies in order to get themselves motivated?