Exploring Discipline


I believe that discipline is the pathway to liberation.


We often think liberation is freedom. Freedom to do anything when we want, to eat anything we want. To not do things when we don’t feel like doing them. We feel discipline is cramping our style and ability to live this free life. But it is actually the complete opposite. Look at what your freedom has got you? Overweight? Underachieving? Failure? It has put us in a place where we don’t want to be. A place that is full of struggle and suffering. Where there is no discipline, there is also procrastination, avoidance, apathy, and even self-entitlement. And what do all these feelings create in our action line? Inaction. You may associate discipline with high achievers...the unicorns of the world who seem to have everything. (Think Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Jana Pittman....) That is totally out of your control. You are not capable of being disciplined.

If you think you can never be disciplined, you will always be right.

It is easy to sleep in. It is easy to eat what has been given to you. It is easy to watch Netflix all day and not do your planned work. It is easier to blame your circumstances for why you have not achieved your goals. But who is going to do the work if you are not prepared to? Who is going to make your goals come true if you are incapable of creating the discipline to do it? No-one! Here are some thoughts on discipline: It is good for your health and overall life as it fortifies you against the disappointment of failure. It allows you to know that you are the only one that has the ability to do what it takes. It goes hand in hand with effort. We often underestimate the amount of discipline and effort required to achieve our goals. Always assuming there must be an easier way is always going to keep you in an undisciplined mindset. There is no easier way. Stop searching for the quick fix and get to work creating the discipline required to achieve your goal.


And yes, discipline is a choice. So what are you deciding to do?


The good news: discipline grows. It is not all-or-nothing thinking. It is a decision. Like anything that grows, you have to water it, build on the growth. Discipline to do anything feels uncomfortable at first. Your brain does not like doing new things…it wants to stay the same and in comfort. So like always, it is essential you get good at feeling discomfort. Nothing has gone wrong when you feel this and you don’t need to solve it. Just allow it. Discipline helpers include Drive, determination, and dedication. Keep drawing on these feelings and you will make it happen.

I believe that discipline is the pathway to liberation.


We often think liberation is freedom. Freedom to do anything when we want, to eat anything we want. To not do things when we don’t feel like doing them. We feel discipline is cramping our style and ability to live this free life. But it is actually the complete opposite. Look at what your freedom has got you? Overweight? Underachieving? Failure? It has put us in a place where we don’t want to be. A place that is full of struggle and suffering. Where there is no discipline, there is also procrastination, avoidance, apathy, and even self-entitlement. And what do all these feelings create in our action line? Inaction. You may associate discipline with high achievers...the unicorns of the world who seem to have everything. (Think Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Jana Pittman....) That is totally out of your control. You are not capable of being disciplined.

If you think you can never be disciplined, you will always be right.

It is easy to sleep in. It is easy to eat what has been given to you. It is easy to watch Netflix all day and not do your planned work. It is easier to blame your circumstances for why you have not achieved your goals. But who is going to do the work if you are not prepared to? Who is going to make your goals come true if you are incapable of creating the discipline to do it? No-one! Here are some thoughts on discipline: It is good for your health and overall life as it fortifies you against the disappointment of failure. It allows you to know that you are the only one that has the ability to do what it takes. It goes hand in hand with effort. We often underestimate the amount of discipline and effort required to achieve our goals. Always assuming there must be an easier way is always going to keep you in an undisciplined mindset. There is no easier way. Stop searching for the quick fix and get to work creating the discipline required to achieve your goal.


And yes, discipline is a choice. So what are you deciding to do?


The good news: discipline grows. It is not all-or-nothing thinking. It is a decision. Like anything that grows, you have to water it, build on the growth. Discipline to do anything feels uncomfortable at first. Your brain does not like doing new things…it wants to stay the same and in comfort. So like always, it is essential you get good at feeling discomfort. Nothing has gone wrong when you feel this and you don’t need to solve it.

Just allow it. Discipline helpers include Drive, determination, and dedication. Keep drawing on these feelings and you will make it happen.


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