Self-discipline is vital and something we need every day. But, it’s also something we overlook and don’t give enough respect to. In my last post, life should be a vacation. Well, if you want that vacation and want to live that dream life of yours. Self-discipline and doing the work is one of the first and major skills you need to acquire.
Discipline can be a huge skill we have access to every day. You trained yourself to do and finish what needs to be done. That will be key to take you to the next level in your life. Plus helping you grow as a person is a good bonus.
Like most things there’s always a catch, shocking I know. If you don’t have discipline figured out or have a grasp on it. Anything you want to accomplish in life, it’s going to make that hill your climbing that much harder. Like most things, your choices you make now and the actions you take with the opportunities in front of you are vital for your future.
That’s life good or bad, whatever is placed on our lap and laid out in front of us. How we look at it and how we respond to the good and the bad. Is the kind of outcome we want to have in our days that wait for us?
Personally, I feel like I always had a good work ethic my whole life. Well outside of school at least haha, we all know why. Seeing my parents and how they raised us, and my sisters with their kids. Constantly working and never stopping. Seeing athletes I looked up to at a young age over the years. Seeing their work ethic, and how disciplined they were to keep working and get better every day.
Those two examples in front of me over the years helped push me that much harder outside of school to keep working. I’m not perfect, I have made that clear in all my posts so far. I still have my off days, and days that life kicks my butt. Not trying to make excuses, I think with my background I have. When I fail at something or do a bad job, or mess up at a job or something. I think to myself, well I screwed up again what’s new Peter? Thinking to myself, when will I figure it out and stop screwing up all the time?
My negative mindset still gets the best of me to this day. Especially when I’m having a bad day, thinking negative towards myself and becoming my worst critic. I don’t think I could go one day without criticizing myself negatively. If you haven’t noticed that’s not good, and that’s not a healthy lifestyle. That has been my lifestyle since I was six years old. Thinking negative and being negative when times are hard and criticizing myself the most is a skill I don’t want anymore.
That’s, why I can’t do this anymore and continue to live like how I lived in my past. It’s not healthy and the more I keep going on like that, the more damaging it will be every day. That’s why self-discipline and a work ethic is so important to try and get a good grasp on. If you want to win and be successful then you must do what you don’t want to do. You must work on your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. Even if you don’t know where you’re running, just keep going anyway. If you stop that’s how it usually catches up with you.
Life Is A Marathon
Life is not a sprint it’s a marathon. Being consistent is so important, hence the reason why you can’t stop. Negativity, self-doubt, and anything else you want to throw in there is slowly gaining on you and is right behind you. That’s why you must keep working no matter what and can’t slow down. Self-discipline is one of the first major steps you need to accomplish when your down. It will help you to keep going and keep trying to find a way to win.
What If you are disciplined and have a good work ethic, but are your worst critic and very negative? Well, you and I are screwed haha, I’m kidding. That’s been me the last seven-plus years. Like most things unfortunately, the negative always outweighs the positive. What makes the successful people and the people that win in life no matter what they are doing do it? They don’t let their weaknesses and negatives get the worst of them. Yes, we have bad days it happens that’s life. What happens from here is they don’t cry about spilt milk and what happens. Well they might, they just don’t let it carry on longer than it needs to be.
This Is Your Life
Do you have self-discipline, if not then what do you need to do? If you do have it, then what do you need to continue doing so you can keep running and continue to extend that lead in your marathon of life? Don’t forget you’re going to have off days sometimes, unfortunately that’s life and you might fall. What happens from here is what you do after you fall. Do you stand back up or just wait and think about what happens? No, you get up and keep going and keep running through life. We all fall, we all fail sometimes.
What matters is that you keep going. Even with the negatives you might have in your life or need help to continue to work on every day. You keep working on them every day, take it one day at a time, one move at a time. This is your life, this is my life. It’s about time we all start taking control of it. Let’s not let what happens to us, dictate what we could accomplish in our life. Let’s decide what we want to do, and what we need to do.