Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What is the Warrior's Discipline?

"We must all suffer one of two things the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment - Jim Rohn

The Warriors Discipline is ALL about "Going Through The Motions". When you decide on what it is you want, your following steps are to understand what it does and does not take to get it. Now what do I mean by what it doesn't take. As simple as this may sound it still needs to be put out there. Say you want to drop 10 pounds. Well you know that you have to avoid certain foods, like delicious chocolate cake. Replacing those foods with raw fruits and vegetables is ideal. Eating a chocolate cake is certainly not part of the discipline, and thats the key! 

In order to be successful at what you do, you must first take the necessary steps to put yourself in the postion to not lose your discipline. That means if you're trying to lose weight, you're not going to walk into that bakery flirting with your will power. You know better than that! Once you start setting up your routine (discipline) you know that anything outside that routine has to be considered carefully. In those moments when you are on the brink of letting yourself go, remember all that hard work you put in. Remember the setbacks you use to have. Remember how much there is to lose. A big part of becoming that warrior is being able to see things through. Seeing things through also means remembering what we conveniently forget when we are ready to indulge. Those lies and justifications we tell ourselves right before we are about to do the unthinkable. Remember that eating that cake can only hurt you, remember that cheating on your significant other can only hurt them (not to mention yourself). All around us we see instant gratification. We have lost touch with patience, with understanding the notion that what we do today will benefit us tomorrow, Hence "seeing things through". The only way to "see things through" is to be conscious of every action, word, and thought that is both beneficial and not beneficial towards attaining your goal. When you become conscious of your daily actions, words, and thoughts you begin to gauge how badly you want to achieve this goal. The harder you work, the more you want it and vice-versa, It's as simple as that. There are no tricks to getting around the hard work. There is no avoiding the motions! The only way to avoid all of this pain, work ,and discipline is to do nothing. By doing nothing, we dont get better, hence we are not living life, then we feel the pain of regret and disappointment. In my opinion the pain of regret and disappointment is far greater then that of discipline. At least with discipline you WILL reap the rewards, with disappointments and regrets, THERE ARE NO rewards.

"All things are possible". How many times have we heard this phrase. My guess is many. But what many of us don't know is that this phrase is incomplete. It comes with a stipulation. The complete phrase is "All things are possible, so long as you're willing to work for it "  The Warrior is aware of this condition and he allows himself to do whats necessary to achieve his goals. His discipline is his system for success. His will and discipline allows him to tackle anything and everything that comes his way. The Warrior doesn't make excuses. He doesn't complain about how something is too hard. The Warrior is the tiger who earns his stripes. 

The Warrior is within all of us. Find your passion, state your goals and do whatever it take to get it. Build your Warriors Discipline.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Thoughts, New Dreams, Same Direction!

Always moving forward.

Been gone for a while but now I'm back. I'm going to take the time to write down these thoughts and revelations that I've been having. I havent logged on for a while but I remember that I had a few draft posts that I never published. As I reread some of my old posts, I started thinking about how things have changed. Many of those posts need to be modified and I'm glad to see the differences between what I feel now and what I have written in the past. I know that some of my experiences and posts will help a lot of people, especially the seekers. Since my absence I have gone through many changes. My thought patterns are different. My dreams have changed. But my mind is as strong as ever. I'm on that Warrior's discipline and I'm loving it. I started a training routine that is so hard and so mind breaking that I question why I do it everyday. However, something inside me keeps pushing me forward. Sometimes I dont even know where I get the motivation from to "choose death" everyday because death is certainly what it feels like. I'm going to take a new direction with my writings. I will be posting more and more about fitness, disciple, diet, exercise and holistic practices. I'm sure that many of you will find this information useful and I'm excited to share!

The only thing guaranteed in life is change, not necessarily death and taxes.

Get ready for some crazy insights!