Discipline and I have had a very bumpy relationship.
I didnt do the things I was supposed to and I didnt get what I wanted. Go figure.
I watched all the videos, read all the blog posts and didn’t do a damn thing.
It was only once I fully committed to daily action that things started going well.
2 years ago to this very day, I was miserable. Wondering what my life would be like if I had all the things my heart desired.
Today – I sit here having accomplished many of those things that I dreamed of and much more.
By the time this is published, I will be in New Zealand for the vacation of a lifetime.
I live in California, my mom lives in Hawaii and New York is nothing more than a distant memory. All my family’s dreams have been realized
It’s no secret as to how I went from a man-child watching youtube in the dark to the man I am today.
It was cold, hard discipline.
Discipline is the reason I have have advanced so far in such a short amount of time.
Going hard for the past 2 years helped me gain 20 pounds of muscle. It showed me, that if i put my mind to it and didnt quit, that I could have whatever I wanted.
First, you have to know in your heart that it is possible. Secondly, you have to have the discipline to follow through.
I don’t think about ‘setbacks’ any more – they are literally doing nothing other than delaying my goals. They will happen.
3 times in a row it was my ‘6 month goal’ to get a well paying job above $25/hr. I failed twice, but I only needed to succeed once. I kept getting better – honing my skills. Until I was good enough for someone to give me a shot. I took it,ran with it and accepted nothing less.
Discipline helped me take that consistent income and apply it to my debts before I treated myself. I managed to accomplish that 6 month goal in 4. Despite being evicted and going on vacation.
Now that my fundamentals are taken care of, I am left with an unparalleled self satisfaction.
Most people dont get their fundamentals downpat. Because they lack discipline.
There are nagging debts.
Those ‘extra ten pounds’ they need to lose.
Everything they wish for, don’t have and aren’t working towards.
These things don’t disappear when they are ignored. They compound.
Scared of talking to girls at 18? Don’t address it and you’ll be fucking terrified at 30.
Out of shape in your early 20s? Think of how you’ll feel at 40.
Broke now? what will 10 years of ‘not enough’ do to remedy that situation?
It will all get worse.
If you address those things – it will only get better.
Focus on earning and saving more money and in 10 years money will be the least of your worries.
Get in shape and stay in shape from your youth and onwards and people will be jealous of your ‘natural ability’
We all will suffer two pains in this life. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
Pick your poison.