Success isn't for the faint-hearted. It's not about half-hearted attempts or dipping your toes in the water. It's about diving in headfirst, fully committed, with unrelenting determination. But that’s the easy part. The hard part is staying disciplined throughout the entire journey. And that journey is your entire life. 



And if you're struggling to stay disciplined, you're not alone. It's a constant battle, a daily grind. And it’s non-negotiable. 

Discipline isn't just about forcing yourself to do things you don't want to do; it's about training your mind to stay focused on your goals, even when distractions arise, which they inevitably will. It's about creating a routine and sticking to it religiously, regardless of how you feel in the moment. This is where most people slip. They let their feelings and emotions throw them off. They’re too tired. They had a rough day. There’s a million excuses, but there’s only one truth. If you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to do what’s required. Most people will find some sort of excuse, some reason to justify why they can’t stay on track. But you can’t, because you’re not like most people.


Now, I'm not going to sugarcoat it – being disciplined is hard. It requires sacrifice, determination, and an unwavering commitment to your vision. It means saying no to instant gratification and short-term pleasures in favor of long-term success. It means rejecting the shit food when you go out with family or friends because you’re trying to adhere to a certain way of eating. It means going to the gym at 8PM after an exhausting day because you said you would. It means showing up, day in and day out, even when you’re running on empty.

But here's the thing – discipline is also liberating. It's the gateway to freedom, the path to greatness.



You become the architect of your future, shaping it according to your desires rather than being at the mercy of circumstance.

So how do you become disciplined? It’s simple, really. It starts with setting clear, achievable goals and breaking them down into smaller, manageable tasks. Then, it's all about consistency – showing up every single day and putting in the work, no matter what. It means holding yourself accountable and refusing to make excuses. 

But perhaps most importantly, discipline requires self-awareness. You need to understand your strengths and weaknesses, your triggers and temptations. Only then can you develop strategies to overcome obstacles and stay on course.

Being “disciplined” is not something you achieve; it's a journey. It's a muscle that needs to be exercised and strengthened over time. A muscle that can atrophy if you don’t continue to train it every single day. So be patient with yourself, but also be relentless in your pursuit.

You have within you the power to be who you want to be and do what you set out to do. But it all starts with discipline. So embrace the grind, stay focused on your goals, and watch as the world opens up before you. 

February 12, 2024 — Derek Slack


Julian Billmair said:

Maintaining discipline has been such a key part in the success that I have had in the military. Day in and day out, our morals, ethics, and values get tested. But staying the course, pulling from within, and keeping focused when it could be so much easier to give up, is how I keep after it.

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