It's only 1% Motivation, 99% Discipline
Hi Everyone! It's been a little over a week since I last posted on here. I was traveling with some old college friends of mine. I spent most of my time away from my phone and engaging in conversation about the old times & new and exciting events going on in everyone's lives. The one thing I have worried about in the past when traveling is, will I be able to keep up my everyday routine? Will I be motivated to workout, read, write, and eat clean?
A lot of podcasts I've been listening to lately have revolved around motivation and discipline. Nine times out of ten, discipline is the reason for why certain people actually follow through on what they say they will do. This is not everyone. But those that have the discipline think differently. They can envision how every interaction and activity they do will affect their future state of mind. It takes time to have discipline. I know personally that I go through time periods where I am motivated and others where I'm not. BUT, discipline is different. You can be unmotivated but be disciplined. I allow myself that grace to not be productive 24/7. But I still have the discipline to move my body or remain present while I eat/cook after years of building up my mindset. Everyday we need to remind ourselves to remain present and work hard in order to accomplish our goals. Instead of thinking about something like responding to emails or operational work as a chore, you need to approach it differently. You don't have to do anything. But you get the opportunity to do whatever you want. Change your mindset, change your life. Your goals should outweigh that small seed of doubt in the back of your mind.
When you believe so deeply in your purpose, nothing else matters. The days where you take one step or one hour to further yourself, that means you're one step closer to accomplishing what you set out to do in the world. It's not going to happen overnight. You will fail. But failure is your best teacher. Those lesson get you clearer and more in tune with what you are working towards.
Apologies for going on a tangent about that above, but I wouldn't write about it if I didn't believe in it. Despite traveling and being out of my daily routine, I still have discipline engrained in the back of my head. I made time for myself and what I find important. I'm still working on myself everyday and getting clearer on my purpose. Instead of mindlessly consuming other people's content, I'm going to take a step back so that I can get into the creative zone from within & then share that as I become more self-aware. Cheers!