will power

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or will pow·er  (wĭl′pou′ər)
The strength of will to carry out one's decisions, wishes, or plans.
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Noun1.will power - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behaviorwill power - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
nerves - control of your emotions; "this kind of tension is not good for my nerves"
presence of mind - self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency
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The seven-week Will Power to Youth program - now in its 10th year - is designed to expose youths from low-income families to Shakespeare.