Stop waiting on inspiration and motivation. Take charge with discipline.

Fate. Destiny. Luck. We’ve all experienced the thrill of dice roll that nets us win. Situation where everything goes wrong. Situation where everything goes right. Like hall of fame basketball players that spend their whole careers chasing championships, only to end up with none. Like terrible players who win multiple championships by simply being on the right team.

Sure – we all dream about being lucky. Not doing anything while getting everything. It’s human. But when you scratch the surface, is that really what you want to be? Zero on someone else’s achievement? Lucky tag-along? Slave to circumstances?

If you do, then be aware that you are giving away control. The more time you spend allowing to be driven by outside forces, the less time you have to learn to drive yourself. You can’t have it both ways – the more you submit to circumstances the more they will influence end result and your emotions.

So, why don’t you take the reigns? Why don’t you stop waiting on inspiration and motivation – and take charge with discipline? Learn to love things that you need to do, and fulfill the need to find things you love. Welcome happy surprises but expect and rejoice only in hard work. Hope for the lucky break but do not depend on it.

Only you truly know yourself and what is it that you need. So, take control and vow not to wait on anyone or anything. You don’t need circumstances, people or planets to align. All you need is already within you. Use it.

Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back. -W.K Hope

Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back -W.K Hope

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18 thoughts on “Stop waiting on inspiration and motivation. Take charge with discipline.

  1. I agree with your message here. I definitely live by that thinking. I vowed to do it more this year than ever and I have been getting things DONE in leaps and bounds!

  2. I agree with your message here. Self discipline is something we should all strive for but is often lacking in today’s busy world. Indeed, is is often missing in my ‘busy’ life!

    I am aiming to change this but backed up with a healthy dose of self-awareness and thought…. But not too much procrastination!

    Thanks for the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Interested to see if you are going to join us blogging ranks – your first post is good. But definitely see what fits best with your personality – if you are into photos more Instagram may be a better fit. And the main component, as you say: “not too much procrastination” ;). Hope to see you again on my blog!

    • Me too – I only wish taking the reins was a bit easier. But, maybe it will – in the future – when we create a better world!

  3. I enjoy drawing and writing, but I’ve always sat back and waited for the right moment. So I finally decided to take control and I have no regrets. Thanks for posting this and I truly enjoyed this read!

    • One thing I’ve found over last year and half of getting into running routine… tying emotion into your routine helps a lot. Like – prime yourself to LOVE the routine that’s good for you. Also, starting to HATE routines that are bad for you helps with ditching them.

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