Freaking Monday! All day greatness! I am in a shaking it up mood these days. We have had our leadership in town the last couple of days to do our final kickoff and training for the summer. During the meetings, I have had the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with some of the brightest minds. The topic that we have been focusing on the importance of practicing three different things, 5-6 days a week.
- Some type of physical activity
- Planning out your day
- Goals and Affirmations
The major focus has been the importance of knowing what is important to you in life, and knowing exactly what time you are going to do it every day. I know I have gone over this concept many a times before. But you can never teach a good principle too much.
Success is an absolute bi-product of discipline.
If you are wondering around aimlessly without order and structure, you will wind up unhappy. Chaos equals unhappiness. Think about it for a second. Even if you are a stay at home mom, without bringing discipline to your home and your children, things get chaotic and out of hand quick. When there is structure, things seem to fall into place so much better. And the thing is, kids love the structure. And that is not opinion. That is fact.
I was asked the question this week how I get guys motivated to make up a schedule of the exact times they will do the important things every day and to follow through with doing them. My response: Try it 5-6 days per week, for three straight weeks, and you will never want to look back. In fact, now, if I don’t follow my schedule to a T one day, I am pissed at myself. Literally pissed. Why? Because I can feel the negative effects, and I absolutely know how busy life is and with all the other commitments I have, I have missed my chance that day to do some of the important things.
Discipline does not equal ball and chain. Discipline equals freedom. Freedom to do whatever the crap you want to do once the work is done. Along with that, if you are disciplined long enough, financial freedom will follow as well. Guys, I just want to take a second and tell you how thankful I am for the discipline my parents, coaches, church leaders, and friends have taught me over the years. It has shaped me into the man that I am today and the person that I want to continue to become for years to come.
Life is good!
Discipline for days, Cram