What do you require more, Motivation to get out of bed, or discipline?
What does it take to get you up that mountain? Motivation, or discipline?
What will it take too get you into the gym, motivation or Discipline?
We all think we need motivation to do what we do, but in fact its Discipline. Discipline is what keeps us from doing the easy thing, Discipline is what brought me to the keyboard today to write this today. Sure motivation is fine, and doesn't hurt, but really the personal trainer is not gonna do the squats for you, your boss isn't gonna do your work for you, the kids aren't gonna take care of themselves. Its discipline and we all have it, we just don't always use it, and thats fine. If you want to mediocre.. (by the way, not saying its ok to be that, and I am not saying you are that, just saying that discipline is a vital tool that we use in certain aspects, just not in every aspect).
I heard a quote from ex marine, and total bad ass Jocko Willinik that Discipline brings freedom. This is too true, so many of us feel the burden of everyday life, being pulled in every direction, being an under paid un appreciated taxi driver for our kids, the boss that doesn't praise us (1st of all why do you need praise to do your job? Its what you get paid to do), working our ass off in the gym and not seeing results, eating the right thing and not seeing results.. We all think its motivation that we need to get up every day, and thats actually not the case, you choose to get out of bed because you have the discipline to do that, you do your job cause you have the discipline to do what needs to get done for the team to excel, you train cause you have the discipline to allocate 1 hr out of your day to get some much needed exercise, you ate those veggies and fish cause you know that they are good for you and that discipline kept you away form the potato chip aisle.
Discipline, its what will get you to where you are destined to be.
Remember, when you have a dream, set a date to it, that dream now becomes a goal, break that goal into steps, your dream now is a plan, back that plan up with action and discipline... Soon your dream will become a reality.
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