Every morning you wake up with a chisel in your hand.
You’re blessed with the opportunity to conquer another day.
With each decision you make you're forming the stone that is your identity.
Discipline is the hammer that allows the process of self-improvement to progress.
Showing up each day with the intention to get a step closer to the ideal version of myself is the mindset that drives me forward.
If you want to become “disciplined” you need to define what it means to you.
For the past 2 years I’ve wanted to adopt the trait of a disciplined person but never truly knew what that meant.
I would now define it as acting in alignment with my intrinsic desires.
I am trying to approach each decision I have to make with the thought in the back of my mind “What would he do in this situation”.
"He" is my 25-year-old self, the man who is incredibly disciplined and has achieved all of the goals I’m currently striving towards.
My goals act as my North Star.
Every facet of my life has an impact on whether, and how quickly I achieve them, therefore having this frame of reference is vital.
To be in alignment with your intrinsic desires is a superpower.
Not the desire to be wealthy, or to impress that hot girl at the gym, but to impress yourself.
To be making progress toward the life that you genuinely seek.
The biggest killer of dreams is the fear of “failure”.
Not actual failure, but what other people will say about the failure.
Most people will never start their YouTube channel or launch the business they’ve always dreamed about because they’re terrified of what other people will say.
The mindset that is helping me get over this fear (because it still exists), is as follows:
nobody is looking at you
if they are looking at you and are making fun of you, they are insecure because you taking action while they are too afraid to crawl out of their box
nobody ahead of you is going to laugh that you’re trying
Changing who you compare yourself to is the key.
Whether this is people you know, famous athletes, or my favorite, your ideal self, it only matters that they are in the position you want to be.
I was listening to a video at the gym from Charlie Morgan where he said “You are not capable of achieving your goals”.
At first, I thought this was a test to see your immediate reaction.
What he explained was that if you were truly capable, you would already have everything you want.
The version of myself that is capable of achieving my goals is the person I wake up every day to become.
This is how I’m becoming disciplined.
I hope this was helpful.
Things I’ve been working on
This week I made a day in the life video for my channel, showing the reality of being a YouTuber while also balancing a part-time job. This is a completely different format from my tech videos, so I'm interested to see how it performs.
I've made some upgrades to my office, mainly this table and the "camera cart" behind it. I'll be using this table for a-roll as well as overhead unboxings. I'm hoping this will up the video quality.