We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. — ARISTOTLE
Think about that quote for a minute. How thought-provoking is that? Discipline. I will be the first to admit I struggle with discipline almost on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong. If I’m focused on an in particular goal, I am 100% committed to that current goal. It’s when I start to get the least bit bored that I find myself no longer disciplined and I move away from what I’m doing. And to be honest, it’s one of the things I hate about myself.
When I’m focused, I go all out. That’s all I want to do. I will stay up late even doing it. It’s kind of like a roller coaster where I’ve reached the top and now I’m on the thrilling part where you are free-falling down the other side of the coaster. Your heart is racing wildly from the adrenaline rush. It feels fantastic. But then the ride comes to a screeching halt and it’s over. There is a long wait to ride the roller coaster again, or in this case, until I feel motivated again for whatever it is I’m doing.
I hate the roller coaster feeling. I’d rather be on one of those mini kid coasters where the ups and downs are minimal and the lines are short. To have consistent discipline would be wonderful. I just have to figure out a way to do it.
So how about you. Can you relate to this or are you one of the lucky ones who can stay consistent with whatever you are doing?