DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM, by Jocko Willink
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by Miguel De La Fuente, TS-Coach.
I love helping people become Exceptional.
I love this book from Jocko Willink. You can read it in a few hours. I love the messages and the language he uses. Language creates images and these affect your self-image. You can feel the power of the words he uses.
Jocko Willink is a decorated retired 20-year Navy SEAL officer with multiple awards like the Silver Star, and Bronze Star. Now he teaches leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win through his company Echelon Front.
I recommend you get this great book, its inspirational and also you can read the messages when you need to improve your discipline.
You can visit him here, https://www.jockostore.com/
There are great psychological advantages that come from exercising early in the morning. First you feel great about yourself, you are wining on your competition. It gives you confidence.
Waking up early and working out hard demands double discipline on both fronts. First you have to wake up, then work out hard. Will power and discipline grow as you reinforce them. Anything you repeat gets stronger and it becomes easier to repeat.
Try this, before you go to bed tonight; plan your work out for tomorrow morning (this is something similar to what Jason Selk says on his great book “Organize Today Tomorrow”, to write your most important priorities for tomorrow, today)
Just by planning what you are going to do, even in your head, actually helps you make it a reality, why? Because you are creating mental images of -you doing what you are planning- and this process makes it EASIER TO PERFORM THEM in the physical world.
When you plan, you create mental images and these change your self-image. The mind cannot differentiate between a mental image and the actual reality.
Also, get your workout clothes ready, so you don’t have to think, or get them while you are half asleep. Get them ready. Planning is a critical part of achievement and success.
When you don’t prepare the next day, you tend to WASTE time and under-perform. You are in constant reaction to the things that come your way, even if they are not important. You lose concentration, focus and power.
Discipline gives you more discipline, a better and more powerful you.
Get you alarm clock and GET OUT OF BED WHEN IT GOES OFF.
Here are the messages I like the best…..i change them around and added some twist…
THERE IS NO EASY WAY.
THERE MUST BE DISCIPLINE.
THE WAY OF THE DISCIPLINE
TRAIN. PREPARE. BE READY FOR THE DAY
I WILL NOT LET THEM DOWN
DISCIPLINE COMES FROM WITHIN
DISCIPLINE IS AN INTERNAL FORCE
WHEN YOU MAKE A DECISION TO DO MORE, BE MORE.
SELF-DISCIPLINE COMES WHEN YOU DECIDE TO MAKE A MARK ON THE WORLD.
MAKE THE DECISION
MAKE THE COMMITMENT
BECOME THE DISCIPLINE-EMBRACE ITS COLD AND RELENTLESS POWER
AND IT Will MAKE YOU BETTER AND
STRONGER AND SMARTER AND FASTER AND HEALTHIER THAN ANYTHING ELSE. AND IT WILL MAKE YOU FREE.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO START?
HERE and NOW
YOU HAVE TO DO IT. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.
GET AFTER IT.
HERE AND NOW
The only person you can control is YOU. So focus on making yourself who YOU WANT TO BE.
Discipline Your Body. Free Your Mind.
Get up EARLY and GO.
Get after it and you will become the person you want to be.
And you become that person through.
ONE. SMALL. DECISION. AT A TIME.
People ask me, How do I get Tougher?
WAKE UP EARLY.
WORK CONSISTENTLY EVERY DAY.
SET IT FREE.
YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESSES CAN BECOME YOUR BIGGEST STRENGHTS.
I fight with everything I´ve Got: to overcome those weaknesses and those shortfalls and those flaws as I strive to be just a
LITTLE BIT BETTER TODAY …than I was yesterday…
I DON´T STOP
When it doesn´t make sense to go on, that´s when you use your emotion, your anger, your frustration, your fear, to PUSH FURTHER, TO PUSH HARDER AND SAY: I DON´T STOP.
It is never finished.
You always have more to do.
Another mission. Another task. Another goal.
DISCIPLINE CALLS FOR STRENGTH AND FORTITUDE AND WILL.
I WON´T ACCEPT WEAKNESS. I WON´T TOLERATE BREAK DOWN MY WILL.
DISCIPLINE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND.
IT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU WHEN NOTHING ELSE CAN.
Ask yourself these questions?
Who I am?
What have I learn?
What have I created?
What forward progress have I made?
Who have I help?
What am I doing to improve myself today?
DO THE EXTRA REPETITION
RUN THE EXTRA MILE
GO THE EXTRA ROUND
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES
STAND UP. GO FORWARD.
I am going to work hard
I am going to train hard.
I am going to improve myself
I am going to stand
YOU WILL WIN.
DECIDE TO BE SUCCESSFUL
MAKE THAT CHOICE
JUNK FOOD KILLS YOU.
IT WON´T MAKE YOU STRONGER OR BETTER
IT WILL MAKE YOU WEAK AND HOPELESS
YOU DON’T NEED ANY OF THAT
HOLD THE LINE
GET UP. FIGHT ON.
OVERCOME ANYTHING THAT STANDS IN YOUR PATH.
GO ON ANYWAY. GET IT DONE.
GET OUT OF BED. DO IT NOW.
AS SOON AS THE ALARM GOES OFF
YOU HAVE ONLY ONE SHOT AT LIFE.
GO FOR IT. NO REGRETS.
TAKE ACTION NOW TO BECOME THE PERSON
NOT FILLED WITH REGRETS, EXCUSES AND PAIN.
EMBED THE LONG TERM GOAL AND VISION IN
YOUR MIND. THINK ABOUT IT. WRITE ABOUT IT.
TALK ABOUT IT. HANG IT ON YOUR WALL.
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
EVERY DAY. DO SOMETHING THAT MOVES YOU
TO THAT GOAL.
HESITATION IS THE ENEMY
DO NOT HESITATE
DO NOT WAIT.
HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH, AND –EVEN IN THE FACE OF INESCAPABLE DEFEAT.
STAND AND FIGHT.
EVERYTHING IS GOOD
FIND THE GOOD IN EVERY SITUATION
PLANS GOT CANCEL GOOD
HONOR THE PEOPLE BEFORE YOU.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A WEEKEND.
THIS IS AN EVERYDAY GIG.
EVERYDAY IS A MONDAY
EVERY DAY IS A BEGINNING
A NEW DAY.
A NEW WEEK
A NEW SHOT AT LIFE.
I WILL NOT STOP.
I WILL NEVER STOP.
NO MORE EXCUSES
NO MORE “I WILL START TOMORROW”
NO MORE “JUST THIS ONE”
NO MORE TAKING THE EASY ROAD
NO MORE ACCEPTING THE SHORTFALL OF MY OWN WILL
NO MORE WAITING FOR THE PERFECT MOMENT
NO MORE LIES
NO MORE INDECISION
NO MORE WEAKNESS
NO MORE COMPLAINING
NOW IS THE TIME FOR STRENGTH.
I WILL BECOME WHAT I WANT TO BE.
I WILL BECOME WHO I WANT TO BE.
MAKE YOURSELF DO IT.
NO MATTER WHAT.
YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK.
BE THE DISCIPLINE.
I GIVE EVERYTHING I HAVE TO BE THE BEST
I CAN POSSIBLY BE.
BETTER THAN I WAS YESTERDAY.
BETTER THAN PEOPLE THOUGHT I COULD BE.
BETTER THAN I THOUGHT I COULD BE.
FASTER. STRONGER. SMARTER.
A VICTORY IS EARN EVERY SINGLE DAY.
A VICTORY OF DETERMINATION.
A VICTORY OF WILL AND DISCIPLINE.
MOST OF US AREN´T DEFEATED IN ONE
WE ARE DEFEATED ONE TINY, SEEMINGLY
INSIGNIFICANT SURRENDER AT A TIME THAT
CHIPS AWAY AT WHO WE SHOULD REALLY BE.
IT´S A SLOW INCREMENTAL PROCESS.
YOU SLEEP A LITTLE LATER.
YOU MISS A WORKOUT. THEN ANOTHER.
INSTEAD OF MOVING FORWARD AND
PROGRESSING-YOU ARE MOVING BACKWARD
CHANGE THAT RIGHT NOW
YOU HAVE TO BE VIGILANT.
STEP AGGRESSIVELY TOWARDS YOUR FEAR
STEP INTO BRAVERY.
DON’T WAIT ANYMORE.
DON’T THINK ANYMORE.
DON’T PLAN ANYMORE.
TAKE ACTION NOW.
ONLY SURRENDER IS DEFEAT.
ONLY QUITTING IS THE END.
AS LONG AS YOU KEEP FIGHTING-YOU WIN.
LIFE IS TESTING YOU.
IT´S TIME TO FIGHT HARDER.
DO NOT SURRENDER ANY GROUND.
GET UP AND GO.
WEAKNESS IS STRONG.
I MUST BE STRONGER.
I WILL NOT GIVE IN.
I WILL FIGHT.
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