PPI #152: Winners Need Discipline Not MotivationJun 21, 2021
Winners Need Discipline Not Motivation // Which is more important discipline or motivation? This video shows why discipline is one of the key habits of successful people and why mastering self control will help you achieve your goals in life. Stop laziness, stop relying on motivation and learn how to be more disciplined and have more willpower you will become unstoppable because discipline is freedom and a core success secret.
Discipline Helps You GET THINGS DONE - By just showing up and doing what needs to be completed for the task at hand, eventually everything gets done. Set yourself small daily windows to work on your tasks and be disciplined enough to stick to it.
Discipline helps you MASTER NEW SKILLS - Practicing the discipline to continually engage in whatever activities you are striving to achieve, will allow you to progress and achieve. Self-discipline becomes your ally on your route to mastery.
Self-discipline builds your SELF-CONTROL - Self discipline allows you to become more in control of your behaviors, your actions, and your feelings.
Discipline = FREEDOM - By being more disciplined, you're able to get tasks done in the right amount of time, in the right place, in the right situation, and that frees you up to focus on other activities.
Discipline Remains STRONG, Even When MOTIVATION WEAKENS - There'll be plenty of times when you do not feel like doing your tasks when you don't feel motivated. But if you've built your self-discipline muscle, you'll stay the course and you'll be able to carry on doing those activities.
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If you want to win in work and life, maximizing your discipline is much more important than maximizing your motivation. Action without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you don't know if it's going forwards, backwards, or sideways. Today, I'm going to highlight why discipline is the secret, the key thing to help you achieve what you want in work and life.
Hi, my name is Eric Partaker. I'm a peak performance expert, and I've been recognized as the CEO of the year. I'm also the author of two best-selling books, including The 3 Alarms. Now, motivation can often be associated with a rush of adrenaline and a feeling of excitement, but then it can suddenly wear off. Whereas discipline can stay there more permanently. Discipline can be there, whether you feel like doing things or not. Discipline is the key thing to master. And let me highlight a few reasons why.
Number one, being disciplined helps you get things done. Let me give you an example. With the book that I recently wrote, The 3 Alarms, as you can imagine, when it comes to writing a book, there's a lot you need to do, from researching the book, to organizing all the information, to actually sitting down and doing the writing. And all of that can feel a little bit overwhelming, but by just focusing on being disciplined, all I focused on was showing up every single day for at least 90 minutes to work on the book. And I just did that day in and day out. Some days I did more than 90 minutes, but always for at least that 90 minutes, Monday through Friday, day in and day out, and eventually the book was written. So by just being disciplined and by just showing up and doing the things that needed to be done for the task at hand, eventually everything got done.
In order to reach the top of your game, the top of your field, whatever you're aspiring to do to become your best, it will require you mastering some new set of skills, or practicing some new behaviors, or completing some new body of work, or a course, or material, whatever it may be. And by being self-disciplined, by practicing the discipline to continually engage in whatever those activities are, you will then progress and achieve your path to mastery. You will become a better version of yourself in whatever it is that you're working towards. So self-discipline becomes your ally on your route to mastery.
Number three, working on your self-discipline builds your self-control, meaning that you become more in control of your behaviors, your actions, and your feelings. And these are the things that over time add up to us achieving our best, to us achieving our goals. And by building your self-control, you're more likely then to spot those things, those temptations that might take you off your path. Having that increased self-control makes you far more likely to resist those temptations. And by building our self-discipline, by building that ability to show up day in and day out, starting small at first and growing it over time, our self-control grows as well. And as our self-control grows, we're more likely to stay on course.
Next up, discipline equals freedom. By being more disciplined, you're able to get the right things done in the right amount of time, in the right place, in the right situation, and that frees you up to focus on other things. When you're not disciplined, often if you're engaging, for example, in things that you shouldn't be doing, rather than the things that you know you really should be doing, it then creates these feelings of anxiety, this feeling of resentment, this sudden frustration and pressure, because eventually you still need to get done whatever it was that you've been putting off. So by being disciplined, it actually creates freedom, because instead of not having that time to do the things that you like, you stay disciplined to get the things that you need done finished so that you can free up time in an anxiety free way to do other things that you would like in either your work or life.
Last but not least, discipline remains strong, even when motivation weakens. So there'll be loads of times, plenty of times when you do not feel like doing whatever it is that you know you should be doing when you don't feel motivated. But if you've built your self-discipline muscle, you'll stay the course and you'll be able to carry on doing whatever those things may be. Going back to the example earlier that I gave for writing my book, The 3 Alarms, there was many times when I didn't feel like continuing to write, when I didn't want to continue on the path. But by building that self-discipline muscle over time, I was able to stay the course, even when I didn't feel like doing it. And the pain of discipline is always much cheaper than the pain of regret. The pain of doing what you know you should do right now in the moment is always much cheaper than that pain of not having stayed disciplined in the moment and then feeling that regret later. So choose your pain wisely.
And I'd love to hear from you. So don't forget to leave a comment and a rating as well. And if you'd like to get a copy of my new book, The 3 Alarms, please head over to my website at ericpartaker.com. That's E-R-I-C, ericpartaker.com, where you could pick up a free digital copy of my new best-selling book, The 3 Alarms.