Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
Do it whether you feel like it or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be hard – and how do you know if it will be, you can only guess. Estimating hardship can stop people from doing something uncomfortable more often than not. Is this hardship and what I “get” from it worth all it will take? This is a flawed question because it’s not important what we “GET” from a particular experience – IT IS WHO WE BECOME IN THE PROCESS.
Shut your brain off and go. Go towards the discomfort. Go towards the difficult experience in front of you. Sprint towards it with a relentless attitude. Learning and growth do not occur with your feet barely dipped into the water. They happen when you dive into the water and swim to the other side.
If you can do it once, you can do it again. Jump into the water. Go towards the fear. Your courage muscle will get stronger and stronger from each experience. To iterate – IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU GET FROM THE EXPERIENCE – IT’S WHO YOU BECOME IN THE PROCESS.
Choose experiences – Choose growth – Choose discomfort – Breathe Deep through the Fear