Motivation and discipline are regular features in this newsletter because a large portion of the questions I'm asked refer to them.
"I have no motivation, what tips do you have?"
"How do I stay disciplined, I'm struggling with self-control?"
Fundamentally, you have to get comfortable doing things that you don't want to do.
Even if you're pursuing your passion, it's just not possible to enjoy and want to do every aspect of what life entails.
People who are productive and disciplined don't spring out of bed every morning wanting to tackle everything they need to do.
I know I don't want to get out of bed in the morning, I often don't want to train after a long day of work, I don't want to post on social media every day, I don't want to work 12, sometimes 16-hour days...
But you have to do things you don't want to do, you have to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
The first step is to truly determine your "Why?". Why is it that you're doing what you're doing? What are you trying to achieve? What's the bigger picture?
As the saying goes, anything that's worth it won't come easy, so you need that driving force to keep you going every day.
But even so, the fact of the matter is, if you do everything when you feel like it, you'll never get anything done.
Nothing glossy with this idea, but it's something I feel very strongly about!
Life is going to go through cycles, your motivation and mood is going to go come and go - but what really defines you is what you're willing to do when you simply don't feel like it.