”I never dreamed about success, I worked for it”
I believe some people are born with just pure hardcore discipline and some people can train to be more discipline.
I feel for myself that I have had this hardcore discipline since I was a little boy, when it came down to do something I just did it and didn’t gave it much thought.
Today I also feel like that, even if I think more about the things I do. I have thoughts like ”is this good for me”, ”will this benefit my goals”, ”is my health more important” etc..
This dosen’t mean I have become more lazy, I believe it means I have become smarter and more concern of if things will take me closer to my goals or further away.
Discipline is actually something I could have used in my steps for success I wrote about in my first blog posts. Because you won’t reach success if you do not have the discipline to do the work.
Discipline to me simple means doing things that might not right now be something you like or appreciate but doing it will take you much closer to your bigger goals.
Like when I started weight lifting and I actually hated to train legs (yes me who love it more then anything now), you know what I did?
I forced myself to train legs twice a week, just to get over the hate and the anxiety I had before every leg workout.
Doing this, I almost didn’t have time to think before it was legday again. Before I had time to think when I trained legs once a week. It sounds maybe a little weird, but it worked.
Today legs are my favourite muscle group to train, I love the challenge it gives, training legs really gives you the test you need to see how strong you are mentally and how much discipline you have to do heavy squat superset with leg extension or walking lunges etc.
So discipline is all about just doing it, be consistent day after day, week after week and month after month. Eventually you will start to like it, if not, you will be more discipline then you were before, so it really is a win-win situation.
For you people who maybe wants to start your day earlier to have more time at home, start by setting your alarm clock 15-20 minutes earlier then before, or even 30min if you are ambitious.
Every time the alarm clock goes of, do not lie in your bed to shut it off, stand up and then turn it off. Then you can’t snooze.
Then after a few weeks or a month/two months set the alarm clock another 15-20 min earlier.
Believe to Achieve.