The majority of people are unwilling to do all it takes to make their dreams a reality.
“Everyone wants to go to paradise, but nobody wants to die,” the Marines said.
Self-discipline is at the heart of bringing any dream to life. It’s not so much about your body as it is about your thoughts when it comes to something as simple as food and eating.
It’s gaining control of your thoughts so that you can make decisions that are in your best interests. Every day, we make decisions that are not in our best interests.
So, if the world is fighting you, and it wants to fight you, and it’s trying to keep you down. So you’re going to kick your own balls. As a result, you will prevent yourself from achieving your goals.
And I believe the term “discipline” has gotten a poor rap. We think of it in terms of retribution. I’m not referring to discipline in that sense. I’m referring to discipline in the sense of foregoing instant gratification in exchange for long-term self-respect.
I feel that self-discipline is the definition of self-love and that saying you love yourself implies that you have self-discipline. That is what it means to love.
All material achievement hinges on self-discipline. If you can’t win the war against your own thinking, you won’t be able to win the war against the rest of the world.
When you declare to yourself, “I love you,” you are expressing self-love. Look, I know you and that chick have something special going on. I know how you two get along, but that’s your girl’s cousin. So I’m not going to let you do that because I love you too much. It’s as if you say to yourself, “Hey guy, I know you want to eat that pizza, and it’ll be really good, but I can’t allow you to eat that man because you’ll feel like garbage if you eat that pizza.” I just love you too much to let you eat it, you know.
Self-love is a state of mind. I understand you have an exam on Monday, and I understand you want to go out with your friends on Saturday night, but if you fail that test, you won’t feel good about yourself. I simply adore you too much to let you go out tonight.
Self-discipline is synonymous with self-love. You must love yourself if you want to be happy. That is to say, you must be disciplined in your actions. Disciplining your behaviour is the path to long-term happiness.
We have a tendency to rely our self-esteem on the opinions of others, which isn’t true self-esteem. Self-esteem is meant to be how we feel about ourselves, and I was just expressing how hazardous it is to let others decide how you’ll feel about yourself; it’s like staring into a shattered mirror. You’re going to stare in a defiled, busted broken mirror and then change your face to attempt to seem good in this defiled, busted broken mirror, and it’s all based on other people’s opinions.
There’s an awful way to figure out how we feel about ourselves. It doesn’t matter who’s to blame for something being broken if you’re the one who has to fix it. It’s not someone’s fault, for example, if their father was an abusive drinker. But it is unquestionably their obligation to figure out how to deal with those traumas and try to make a life out of them.
If your partner has cheated on you and destroyed your marriage, it is not your responsibility. But it is unquestionably your job to figure out how to deal with that sorrow, overcome it, and create a happy life for yourself.
Fault and accountability are incompatible.
It’s awful, but they don’t care. When it’s someone else’s fault, we want them to suffer. We want them to be held accountable. We want them to make a payment. We want them to fix it, but that’s not how things work, especially when it comes to your heart.
It is solely your obligation to take care of your heart, your life, and your happiness. As long as we’re pointing fingers and arguing over who’s to blame, Something is preventing us from escaping victim mode when you’re in victim mode you’re locked in a cycle of misery.
Taking responsibility is the path to power.
It is solely your obligation to take care of your heart, your life, and your happiness. You can make someone smile, feel good, and laugh, but whether or not they are happy is completely out of your hands.
Spending time with someone who nourishes and inspires you is a requirement. They stoke your fire. Take a look at the past five text messages you’ve sent. Are those folks stoking your fire or putting it out? Put your phone down for a moment and take a look around. Take notice of the people around you. Are they folks pissing on your fire or tossing logs on it?
I want my life, my job, and my family. I’d like it to mean something, and it appears that it does: if you’re not improving someone else’s life, you’re wasting your time.
The distinction between talent and skill is one of the most misunderstood notions for those who desire to achieve their goals and fulfil their aspirations.
You have innate talent. Hours and hours and hours of pounding on your art is the only way to gain skill. You don’t try to construct a barrier. You don’t intend to construct a barrier. You don’t claim I’m the world’s largest, baddest, and most powerful wall. You do not begin there. You say I’m going to lay this block as exactly as possible.
There isn’t a brick on the face of the earth that will be laid better than the one I’ll be laying in the next ten minutes. And you do it on a daily basis. And then you hit a wall, and I believe that psychologically, that provides me with an advantage over a lot of individuals I’ve competed within different scenarios because it’s difficult to take the first step when you see how large the work is.
The definition of who I am is crystal obvious to me, and it also redefines who I want to be in the sense that I know I’m stronger than I thought I was.
You can’t help but pose the question to yourself. So, if I were in Muhammad Ali’s shoes, what would I do? Fear is what drives me. I despise being afraid to take action and I believe that everything I learned in my early years contributed to my success.
It was with this mindset that I began to attack things. I was terrified. Why were you afraid the night before in your bed? Why did you—what are you afraid of if you don’t go?
Why are you terrified 16 hours before you climb into your bed?
What’s the source of your fear in the car?
Why wouldn’t you want to eat breakfast?
What is the source of your fear?
You’re not even close to the plane. Everything up to and including walking out There isn’t any cause to be afraid. It simply wrecks your day. You don’t have to jump, and then the most joyful experience of your life occurs at that moment where you should be afraid because God placed the best things in life on the other side of horror.