[February 2, 2023] Discipline means that you can make sacrifices for your future self. You must understand that today you are not disciplined if you just do more of what you want.
Discipline is when you want to do something right now and instead put it off your gratification. Do this forever, maybe, but at least for a very long time. You concentrate on something that will bear fruit in the medium and long run. That is the kind of decision you want to make.
Look into the future and decide that by making today a little less impulsive and pleasurable. Make tomorrow a bit more secure and productive, and then you do it too. That isn’t easy.
Humans have watched people who are successful and at how they succeed, and the unsuccessful fail. Failure is good, but only if we take the right lessons from it. Watch someone fail and then say to yourself, “Hey, I’m not going to make that same mistake.” That is doing that which we should all do.
We thought about these acts of those who have been successful and unsuccessful for thousands of years. From that, we have drawn some basic conclusions. The successful among us sacrifice, and they delay gratifica
The most successful among us bargain with the future.
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