Is discipline real?
Recently, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around discipline, willpower and determination. Is it a trait we are born with or can it be learned?
I stumbled over this question until I read Charles Poliquin’s article, “Myth of Discipline”. The reading changed my perception on the issue and really makes sense. The premise is simple: discipline is a love for one’s self.
I am going to now give you some tough love because I care about your health and want you to achieve your goals.
When addressing your health you cannot cheat your way to success. Relapses occur no matter how focused we are, but failing to control our impulses more than not leads to health consequences.
It simply boils down to a love for yourself. Do you love yourself enough to stop eating wheat because it’s feeding inflammation and making your joints achy? Do you love yourself enough to train your body 4 times a week to keep a healthy blood chemistry?
If you love yourself and are serious about what you want to achieve, I agree with Charles Poliquin; discipline is a myth.
There are two kinds of mindsets.
The first, which makes up the larger percentage of the two, are those who wait until they are sick or ill to prioritize their health and well-being.
The second and smaller of the two populations, realize that their health and well- being is a top concern and that all other facets of life are compromised when sickness/disease occurs.
What are your motivating tools? Do you want to live and be healthy to see your children and grandchildren grow and develop? Whatever it may be that motivates you, use it to keep you motivated and on
Start loving yourself and realize your weak points. Whatever area of your health is lacking is usually from a lack of discipline and accountability.
My door is always open and my staff is here to support and help you. All of your goals can be achieved through love for yourself.