This week’s quote of the week comes from the British penologist (a person who studies the science of prisons) and former Commissioner of Prisons Sir Alexander Paterson who said
When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.
This quote struck a chord with me as the past two weeks I have really been exploring the concepts of willpower, motivation and discipline. Two weeks ago I had a health scare, that thankfully turned out to be nothing, but it gave me a crash course in the interconnectedness of those three disciplines.
I’m lucky enough to be a person who over the past few years implemented a number of strong habits that promotes a positive mental attitude. In addition over the past few months I implemented a new set of eating habits, one that requires some discipline to stick to.
When my health scare came up I freaked out! Yet I took some deep breaths and harnessed every single tip, trick or hack to stay positive. On top of that I made sure to keep to my health eating habit. It took EVERY single once and fiber of my willpower to not lose it.
The next day when I got the news that there was nothing wrong with me, I let myself be the normal me again and all the fears and feelings I’d fought off yesterday hit me… and I realized JUST how much I had been freaking out.
The end result is I expended SO much of my willpower to be disciplined and STICK to my positive habits to avoid freaking out because I was MOTIVATED to keep a level head as I dealt with this issue.
You are capable of AMAZING feats when properly motivated. A motivated person can overcome countless hurdles in their pursuit of excellence. If you are struggling to accomplish your goals, ask yourself what motivated me to pursue this?
My guess is that if you have to ask that question, it can be improved! So find your A+ Motivatior and GO LIVE AN AMAZING LIFE!!!