Good morning my friends!
Today, let’s talk about something apart from Internet Marketing. Something that will affect your life and everything that you do.
T. Harv Eker, author of the bestselling book, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” often says this:
How you do anything is how you do everything ~
This is very true and in fact applies to all of us. It is our attitude that determines our action and reaction.
So what makes a person so different is the difference in mindset. In my own words, it is the discipline of the person. As the title of this post suggests, we are going to discuss about motivation and discipline. I believe for every action that you takes, there is a reason for you doing it, be it consciously or subconsciously. There will be a motive.
In order to step out to do something out of the norm, you need to be sufficiently motivated.
If we go back to the basics of goal setting and planning our goals, many coaches will always ask you this question:
“What is it that you want and WHY?”
You need to have a strong, compelling reason so that you are able to put the first step out and start doing.
Monetary benefits is usually the cited as the primary reason. Then, my question will be what do you want the money for?
You will actually realize that money is just a form of medium for you to achieve some other things that you actually wanted. For example, you may want to buy a dream home so that you can stay together with your love ones. Or maybe a new branded bag for your wife as a surprise gift so that she will be very happy and you will also be happy.
And mostly, to be able to be financially free so that you can do things that you like. How much are you willing to go through in order to get to the things that you like to do.
I love this quote from Les Brown:
Yes! Period! If you want to achieve something in life that is different from others, then you have to be willing to do things differently. Don’t expect the tree to grow oranges when you plant apple seeds!
In order to get things started, you need to overcome your fear and be motivated.
Motivation helps to push you to do things. Similar to willpower, there is a limit to how much motivation can keep pushing you. Motivation will not be able to last forever. The effect will die off. This is when discipline comes into the picture.
If you are able to continue to put in consistent effort until your action becomes a habit and that you are disciplined enough to continue to do the same, then discipline will pull you through.
For example, for a gold medalist runner, he may be motivated to keep breaking his running records, but he needs to be disciplined to carry out the tough training.
If you look at sportsmen and their training, are they motivated to go through the training or are they disciplined enough to go through the training?
Initially, it is the motivation but it eventually become discipline that matters.
It is the same for you and me. In whatever things that we do, if you can cultivate a good habit and make it become part of your life that does not require any extra effort for it to be activated.
Well done, that is discipline.
When we are able to do things consciously, it is the motivation that is pushing us. When it is done subconsciously, it is the discipline that is pulling us through. Motivation is the start. Discipline is the one that lasts and make the difference.
So what do you think? What are your thoughts? Let me know 🙂
Hope you like this post!