Champions also become delighted when they realize that once they confront laziness, boredom, and drudgery, those things aren’t as powerful as they seem…
Self-discipline is one ingredient that every champion must have. Whole books can be written about the subject but this section will be just a few short paragraphs.
Self-discipline is something you need to practice the way you practice a skill like shooting a basketball or hitting a baseball or throwing a football. The more you practice self-discipline, the easier it becomes and the prouder you become of it. Can you wake yourself up early to practice a skill? Can you make a schedule of training and follow it? Can you sit in a classroom, pay attention, and realize that it doesn’t necessarily have to be fun?
Pushups aren’t necessarily fun, nor is weight lifting, nor is listening to a speech. But what you are doing at any particular time doesn’t matter as much as the way you think about yourself during that time. Champions become proud of their ability to control themselves; they are proud of their ability to overcome laziness and boredom and drudgery.
Champions also become delighted when they realize that once they confront laziness, boredom, and drudgery, those things aren’t as powerful as they seem. All those negative forces give way to the athlete who is proud of his self-discipline. If you are already proud of your self-discipline, you understand this and you are undoubtedly working constantly to increase your ability to carry out your own goals and dreams. If you are not proud of your self-discipline, or if you think yours needs improvement, you are rather typical. Just relax and realize that you can improve you self-discipline, little by little, with practice. And when you do, there is real pride and joy at the end of that rainbow. Go for the gold.
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