Discipline Weighs Ounces

I’m sure you’ve heard the famous quote from Jim Rohn that says ““The pain of discipline weighs ounces whereas the pain of regret weighs tons.”

Today’s post is the final update in a series of 100 consecutive days of writing, recording audio and/or recording video updates discussing topics related to mindset and motivation.

I reach the end of this challenge having learned a LOT about myself and what’s really possible when you truly challenge yourself.

The discipline required to complete a challenge like this, I’m sure you would agree, is much higher than the average person is willing to hold themselves to.

My “previous self” included.

While I’ve learned a lot about myself, as well as my own ideas and philosophies, the strongest lesson I’d like to convey to you is the power of discipline.

In today’s fast paced world, there is far too much emphasis on instant gratification. Speed and efficiency are celebrated. If something takes too long, it is often criticized or outright ignored.

But REAL skill, REAL success, REAL achievement absolutely requires incredible self discipline and self control. Some people may choose to call it will power, perseverance, persistence or “stick-to-itiveness”.

Whatever you call it, the Jim Rohn quote at the beginning of this article remains 100% true.

Would you rather endure the short term discomfort of a daily challenge (similar to the one I am wrapping up today), or would you rather look back in 10 years and wish you had started taking action, become more disciplined, more driven, more determined to succeed… earlier in life.

I challenge you to challenge yourself. If 100 days is too much, start with a 7 day challenge, or a 1 month challenge.

But do SOMETHING that forces you to practice strengthening your self discipline. Watch the power of repetition work wonders for you to help you hone your craft, become more skilled and ultimately learn more about YOU and what you are truly capable of.

Thanks very much for reading, watching and listening. Now I’m off to start preparing for my next challenge 🙂

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13 Responses to Discipline Weighs Ounces

  1. Carl January 2, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    Hey Justin:

    First of all I want to take a minute to congratulate you on persevering and completing your 100 day challenge, you are a definite leader and are in the minority as while many others fall short of such a goal you met and overcame your goal – AWESOME!

    Next you said and I quote – “But REAL skill, REAL success, REAL achievement absolutely requires incredible self discipline and self control” and I say AMEN TO THAT. I look back on the past ten years and I have said to myself many times – why the H*** didn’t I stick to it and just do it!

    You have ended your series in such a fitting way and I have enjoyed following your challenge with you…Good on You Justin and thanks for everything you have shared.

    • Justin Popovic January 7, 2014 at 5:03 am #

      Hey Carl

      Thanks so much for the kind words and I’m glad you like the bit about self control and sticking to it. Hopefully the series I put together on this blog can help you on that journey 🙂

      thanks for all your comments along the way

  2. Georgean Sharp January 3, 2014 at 9:29 am #


    I’d like to echo Carl’s response above.

    I have followed your challenge and your final topic is one that I have been hearing and reading about over the last few weeks. I guess the beginning of a new year is the beginning of applying all that you’ve written about in your challenge.

    Kudos, Jason. I have taken everyone of your 100 day challenges to heart and this will finally be the year for me.

    Thank you again!


    PS My website is not completed yet. The challenge for me over the next 30 days will be to get it done!

    • Justin Popovic January 7, 2014 at 5:04 am #

      Hey Georgean

      Thanks for the great comment. I thought this was a great topic to end the challenge with so I’m happy that it resonated with you. Sounds like you have a renewed excitement for the year ahead and some great challenges of your own planned. Best of luck in 2014!


  3. brian ramdhan January 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    I must say congrats to you on this accomplishment. You had to have a lot of discipline to do this every day. Anyone can write a blog post but to do a blog post every day is the challenging part.
    Congrats on a job well done!!!

    There is a saying that goes ‘you are either consistent or non existent’
    brian ramdhan recently posted..Story On Pride

    • Justin Popovic January 13, 2014 at 5:14 am #

      Thanks Brian. Appreciate the comment and thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂

  4. Jeff Osborne January 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Justin, I am a dedicated customer of yours. I love your products and your insights that you share. I am also a JVPartner with you too.

    Jeff Osborne
    Ozmann Unlimited, LLC
    Jeff Osborne recently posted..Copy and Paste Graphics 2

    • Justin Popovic January 24, 2014 at 5:24 am #

      Hey Jeff

      Thanks for the stopping by and for the kind words. Hope all is going well for you and I’m sure we’ll be in touch soon 🙂


  5. jenelle livet January 23, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    hey there Justin
    I have come to this blog after following a link in an ebook you wrote some time ago. So now i will have to go chase your posts audios and videos from your 100 day challenge as I am intrigued. Love tge post above and my new word is now stick-to-itveness.
    jenelle livet recently posted..How do you get past the Youtube Copyright?

    • Justin Popovic January 24, 2014 at 5:25 am #

      Hey Jenelle

      Awesome. I wonder which ebook it was? 🙂

      Glad you like the blog and I hope you find some inspiration in the posts from my 100 day challenge


  6. Fran Civile May 16, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    Justin, congratulations! I just finished reading about your hundred day challenge and I am truly in awe. I know what it takes to produce a few articles a week, with the option of skipping a day when I just don’t feel like it, so I truly understand the meaning of that determination.

    I’m sure many who read this piece are going to be inspired by your example including me … I’m in the process of designing a challenge that I can stick to.

    Fran Civile recently posted..Making Money Blogging and Guilt-Free Selling on Your Blog

    • Justin Popovic May 16, 2014 at 7:33 am #

      Hey Fran
      Thanks very much for the comment. I think you will love taking a challenge for yourself… of any kind really. In fact, after this challenge was over I took the idea to other areas of my life (like fitness) and it is having a huge impact. Best of luck with it!

  7. Shan July 4, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    Hi Justin

    I’ve almost finished running a 30-day journalling challenge. It’s been interesting and I’ve journalled every day and shared it with my peeps every week. The nature of journalling is that it stays private. So the next one will be a 100-day blog post challenge.

    As a personal coach, I encourage clients to focus. You know the importance of focus. I’m an intermittent blogger and this will make me post every day = focus. Humdinging focus.

    Keep doing what you do – you’re great!

    Shan recently posted..Journalling Challenge: Commitment

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