Everyone wants a shortcut. A hack.
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