If You Aren’t Disciplined You Are Setting Yourself Up for a Miserable Life
Practice a little self-control.
Instead of going for a walk today, I mowed the yard with my electric pushmower (I love it, by the way!).
It took me about an hour and a half to mow the yard, so I walked longer than usual. I think I’ve exercised 3–4 times this week, and I’m glad to have stuck with my commitment to start exercising again.
I feel so much better — still tired, of course. My three kids wear me out.
The importance of discipline and self-control.
But I feel better because I know I’m doing something to improve my physical and mental health. I’m disciplining myself to do something I know I need to do — and practicing self-control feels good.
I was listening to an interview between Ryan Holiday and Gary Vee yesterday, and Ryan mentioned how people who live their lives without self-control are the most miserable.
Sometimes we think the person who exercises self-discipline is the unhappy one, and the person who does whatever they want is living a more fulfilled life.
But that’s not true. Disciple leads to a life of meaning.
I’ve felt pretty good about my discipline in some areas of my life — writing, for example. I’ve written every day for over a year. But, my discipline in other areas of my life has been slipping — like exercising. So it’s past time to practice self-control.
Make tomorrow a great day.
I hope you had a good day — I know what it’s like to have a bad day. But the best thing about a bad day is that tomorrow is a new day.
The problems of today won’t be the same tomorrow.
So sleep well tonight, and face tomorrow with determination to make the best of a new day.
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