We are the sum of what we consistently do. I want you to think of that statement for a bit. Think about those words, think about what those words mean to you. I’m a firm believer that you can achieve great things by being self-disciplined and having the right mindset. But, having one without the other is like having a high-performance car and not keeping up with the regular maintenance……it will run for a while but eventually it will break.
Has there ever been a time in your life where you said to yourself TODAY’S THE DAY I WILL START MY GOAL? Only to find that after 3 or so months you’re right back to where you started. Why do we fall into this hamster wheel of trying to start something and then failing after a period of time? Because, adopting the right mindset and self-discipline from the very beginning is a difficult thing to do. So how does one begin?
It all starts with a thought in your mind, a thought that must be as clear to you as anything else. This thought could be anything: I want to lose 20 pounds. I want to save X amount of money. I want to get my first kipping pullup. Whatever the thought is, you must visualize it day in and day out. This is where the mindset starts to take shape and become concrete. Now this thought is becoming real in your mind, you can see yourself 20 pounds lighter, you can see yourself saving that money or getting that kipping pull up. You become eager and excited at the possibility of making this thought a reality. You decide in your mind that you will discipline yourself to achieving this thought. This is now where the self-discipline must take over. The thought has been planted but the discipline is what will produce the results. The discipline to stay on a strict diet no matter what the circumstances. The discipline to save money every opportunity that you get instead of spending it. The discipline to work on those pull ups every day no matter what. This relentless commitment to being self-disciplined is what leads to success. You make the right choices day in and day out. Of course, it will be hard and there will be times you want to quit and give up. But, if you can keep that mindset strong along with the discipline, nothing can stop you from making that thought a reality.
You are the sum of what you consistently do, and by being self-disciplined and having the right mindset you can achieve whatever goal you have set for yourself. SO, WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?!