Discipline Equals Freedom

“The secret of success is constancy of purpose.” –– Benjamin Disraeli

Can you count on you?

It’s Thursday, a focus day.

Yesterday, the best trainer in the world for anyone over 50 taught me his functional fitness routine.

I’m grateful for his mentorship.

He also showed me the essential gear required for effective home workouts.

I’ll share the routine once I’m 90 days in (before and after); TEACH what you DO.

Why did I seek out a fitness coach?

I’m preparing for a 28-week health and fitness challenge, June 1st.

The biggest thing I’m doing to get ready is leveling up my mindset.

“Discipline equals freedom.”

That’s a bad word to 97% of people, but discipline is simply sticking to the decision you’ve made about you.

Two questions:

(1) What do you want to DO?

(2) What kind of person must you BECOME?


When one of my twin sons came back from Marine Bootcamp a few years ago, I asked him the most important lesson?

“Your body can go further than your mind thinks,” he said. “It’s one of the things they instill early on.”

Everyone ought to have an experience in life where they learn this –– preferably as early as possible.

You see, for most people, the terrible twos become a pattern for life.

They can’t live above their emotions.

They’re slaves in prisons of their own making. But not you.

When you know that know, you can do more than you think you can, you don’t wait for motivation, permission, or for things to be right.

You learn what you need to know, do things you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do them, and you earn the right to be free.

Then you stay free, no matter what.

Because it’s who you are.

“Discipline equals freedom.”

So I’ll ask you again:

What do you want to accomplish?

Decide WHO you must become.

Then do what it takes daily.

In the end, we are what we repeatedly do.

Make today outstanding.

Love and respect,


PS I learned “discipline equals freedom” from this 20-year Navy Seal.

Consider what he has to say:

Read the Snapshot (Book Summary) of his book “Extreme Ownership” on Scribd.


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