Discipline Equals Freedom

It seems quite counter intuitive. But I picked up the book with this title by Jocko Willink because, as time has passed and I have struggled, I realized this was true. Discipline does not tie us down; discipline creates freedom and more – relief, happiness, achievement.

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Becoming More

Today, I read a list of goals that I made for myself 3 years ago. Yes, I did achieve some of them but 10% success rate is not something I want to give myself a pat on the back for. No, my list of goals was not unreasonably out of reach. I also revisited something I read a long time ago that personifies my results and a story of how many people can live out their lives without question or ambition. A faraway, vague dream to achieve something amazing is not enough.

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25 Minutes

Respect for my own time and capability is quite difficult. I am losing both to laziness, perfectionism and other habits/thoughts that deter me from generating results that I think I want and deserve (hopefully). At least, I don’t give up. I keep attempting to combat these failures 25 minutes at a time. That’s right, I am talking about the Pomodoro Technique.

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Why?

In the blank isolation of a hotel room between flights, I found a great time to make a list of all the reasons why I launched this project and why it is so important to me. The list is lost somewhere in my luggage now but the exercise was good for me. All these answers are what I need to remember often and use as motivation.

I want to do this…

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