The Way of Discipline

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Discipline: The root of all good qualities. The driver of daily execution. The core principle that overcomes laziness and lethargy and excuses. Discipline defeats the infinite excuses that say: Not today, not now, I need a rest, I will do it tomorrow.

Jacko describes what he calls the Way of Discipline in his book, which has the following “tenants”:

  • Discipline is the root of all good qualities
  • Discipline is the driver of daily execution
  • Discipline overcomes laziness and lethargy
  • Discipline defeats excuses
  • Discipline comes from within

On the last point, Jocko argues that self-discipline comes when you make the decision to be disciplined.


Source: Discipline Equals Freedom

Relevant Context(s):

  • _inbox/_someday/inquiries/Living a Good Life
  • _inbox/_someday/inquiries/High-performance Knowledge Work
  • Masculinity

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