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Willpower Is Your Secret Weapon It defies logic. It defies science. And entrepreneurs everywhere are proving that it can change the world.

By Amy Cosper

This story appears in the July 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Every day, entrepreneurs restore my faith in humanity. This may sound grandiose, but it's not meant to. Even on the worst news day, when the world seems to be falling into a dark vortex, one call with an entrepreneur can make me feel more upbeat.

"I have this idea and I can't stop thinking about it, so I am going for it! Why am I doing this? Ha! Because I believe in this, and one day, so will everyone else. You'll see, it's going to be great," is the general theme of these calls.

We hear stories. Lots of stories. Entrepreneurial dreamers tell us tales of new ideas and reimagined ways of thinking. We hear about empowerment and innovation, risk and reward. Some ideas are so far-fetched I'm left wondering, How can this possibly work? And some are so obvious I scratch my head and ask, Why didn't I think of that?

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