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Have you ever wondered – as I used to – why some people can stay disciplined for long periods of time…
While others fold like a cheap tent at the first sign of trouble?
And more importantly – is it possible for undisciplined people to change?
Well, the short answer is, yes – it’s possible. And today I’m going to share with you a secret fix.
But before I tell you how to fix a discipline problem, let me show you how lack of discipline can ruin lives.
Without discipline, none of your dreams will come true. Without discipline, you’ll never get rich. Which means you won’t be there to provide for your family. You won’t be there to provide for your church or charity.
And it means one setback can take you out.
Without discipline, you live as a shell of the person you know you can be. And that’s a horrible way to live.
Worse, your partner and your kids know it about you too.
After you’re gone, they may say things like…
“Dad had such great ideas… but never could seem to make them work. It was sad to watch.”
Those thoughts terrified me. And they should terrify you too. Lack of discipline will steal your life if you’re not careful.
But the good news is… just because you lack discipline today, doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
Here’s the simple trick…
Discipline is like a muscle – just make a conscious choice to use it every day… and watch it grow over time.
Start by making small but tough choices that align with your goals. Like saying no to pizza or not hitting the snooze button ten times.
Don’t swing for the fences right out of the gate.
Instead, just start small, and get better every day. Record and celebrate your successes. And be patient. But keep going.
Believe me, I know it’s hard.
In my early 20s, I made the conscious choice to become more disciplined.
In the beginning, it was tough! I started small… but my discipline muscle began to grow.
And faster than you’d think, I got to the point where I was super disciplined.
There was no alcohol… no parties… no fancy cars… and almost no vacations. Even when I could afford all that.
Why did I choose to live like this?
Because I knew I needed to bulletproof my finances in order to really be ‘there’ for myself and the family I’d have in the future.
I was willing to pay the price back then… so I could pay ANY price in the future.
Today, I don’t have to be as disciplined with money.
For instance, because I chose to be disciplined, I have assets that spin off enough cash flow in a single month to pay for any car I want.
Back when I traveled around the country trying to get people to know me… I always flew economy – even when I could have paid for business class.
Did I do it so someday I could fly private? No! I did it so someday I could have my own jet. And now that dream has come true.
But it all started as a conscious choice to build my discipline muscles.
So, the next time you’re having a shitty day, don’t throw in the towel; double down instead.
Choose to build your own discipline muscle up rather than letting it get soft.
Your financially-free future self will thank you for it.
Keeping it real,
– Grant Cardone
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