Everyday, our discipline wins!
The difference between the successful and the unsuccessful is which discipline wins the moment or the day.
You see, in every decision there are usually two options. To do, or not to do. In each option there is a discipline awaiting victory and the other, defeat.
Action vs. Inaction
My decision to read 20 pages from a book tonight won over that moment’s discipline. The other option was 20 minutes of television, viewing meaningless basketball games I don’t care about(something I don’t mind from time to time), but still a discipline.
My decision to stay inside on the couch, instead of venturing out in the snow to get to they gym is a win for my discipline of contentment (or laziness if you want to call it that).
A person in an unhappy work environment, with no hope to even look for something else…any opportunity, is letting their discipline for complacency win.
With every action, even inaction, the discipline grows stronger.
The person committed to studying their craft nightly after work (from 7pm-10pm) in the hopes of one day taking their talents to the next level, is feeding their discipline. One day it will pay off. But I’d bet it already is, you just can’t see radical change due to the consistent incremental growth.
Discipline always win. The trouble, or beauty is disciplines are like a muscle and get stronger with use.
Show me a successful person and I’ll immediately want to know about the disciplines making them tick. I can PROMISE you there are 5-10 things they do on a daily or weekly basis without question. These disciplines are so ingrained in them and they’ve created so much momentum they’ve become part of their everyday life.
THE BEST NEWS
You can start a new discipline tomorrow. The bad news is, it is going to be struggle right away. But you already knew that didn’t you? It’s why you’ve chosen not to start in the first place. Well, there’s always tomorrow, but you’ll already be a day behind the guy who started yesterday.