Motivation can be powerful for short term spurts of high intensity productivity. Discipline, however, is the key to long term success.
Motivation is fickle and requires constant attention. Discipline is reliable and becomes a way in which you lead your life.
What we’re lacking in the world isn’t sources of motivation—it’s self-discipline.
Type in “motivational video” into Google and you’ll get upwards of 13,000,000 results! And I’ll be the first to admit that most of the videos are incredibly motivational!
The problem is that motivation wanes fairly quickly and it is weak when challenged.
All it takes to throw off a persons motivation is a slight loss in sleep; a hungry tummy; an endless social media timeline; a phone call; a comfy bed… We’ve all been there.
“It’s so simple really: If you say you’re going to do something, do it. If you start something, finish it.” ~ Epictetus
“Whatever happens, take responsibility.” ~ Anthony Robbins
“A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.” ~ Elmer G. Letterman
“You can have results or you can have your excuses. You cannot have both.” ~ Unknown