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 🙂