The Path of Discipline

Everyone wants a shortcut. A hack.

But the fact is you won’t find one. Shortcuts are a lie. The hack won’t hack it. The easy road won’t get you there[i]. The broad road and wide gate won’t take you to where you want to be[ii].

It won’t take you to heaven. But it also won’t make you stronger, smarter, faster, healthier, better or free.

Reaching goals, overcoming obstacles, becoming the best version of yourself, it will not happen by itself. It will not happen by accident. It won’t happen by cutting corners, taking shortcuts, or looking for the easy way.

There is no easy way

There is only hard work. Late nights. Early mornings. Practise, rehearsal, repetition, sweat, study, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline[iii].


There must be Discipline.

Discipline is the custodian of all good qualities[iv]. It is the driver of daily execution. The core principle to overcome laziness, lethargy, and excuses. Discipline defeats the infinite excuses that say: Not today, not now, I need a rest, I will do it tomorrow.

What is the hack? How do you become better

How do you become stronger, smarter, faster, healthier? How do you become better? How do you achieve and enjoy freedom?

There is only one way.

The way of discipline.



[i] Proverbs 13:4

[ii] Matthew 7:13-14

[iii] 1 Corinthians 9:25

[iv] Proverbs 25:28

This is my Christian rendition of “Discipline Equals Freedom Field manual” 2017, Willink, St Martin’s Press

  2 comments for “The Path of Discipline

  1. Thapelo Mpai
    January 3, 2020 at 9:06 am

    I wish it was easier than that. But you are so right.

  2. Clint
    February 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Beautiful just Beautiful

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