I’ve never met a person who was not successful
that didn’t have a great amount of self-discipline within their life.
Self-discipline, and being able to perform,
and being able to keep your life on schedule,
and being able to keep commitments and promises to meet deadlines
is essential to success.
None of us, none of us can afford
to have a life that is controlled by someone else,
or a life that is basically controlled by our emotions.
I learned many years ago that there’re two kinds of people.
There is a type of person who says:
“I’m going to wait till I feel I like it before I do it!”
And then there is person who says:
“I’ve got to do it so that I feel I like it!”
One would never get anything done,
because they’re still waiting tofeel the moment to move,
when the other person says,
“No, I need to move,
and then I will begin to feel the moment!”
Son, your self-discipline is essential in your life and in my life,
if we’re going to get things done.
So have a challenge.
For everyone of you, this weekend the challenge is simple.
As you go through your weekend,
and sometimes it’s kind of hopefully and easier time of your week,
ask yourself: “Am I practicing self-discipline in my life?
Am I doing the things that I should do because I need to do them?
Or am I kind of waiting to feel the moment?”
Do like our friends Nike said, “Just do it!”
Close to the human being,
I think discipline is very important.
But discipline is relative,
and especially when you work together with young players.
And…yeah…never lose the target.
And…I don’t know how to say that.
永远不要失去目标 要一直专注于此 就是这样
Never lose the target, always stay focus on it, that’s all.
That’s pretty clear because that’s…and always…
think it’s still possible.
Have you ever struggled to be more disciplined?
You know you got that paper do next week
but you don’t do anything all week even though you know it’s coming?
Or you’ve set up a brand new habit, you’re so excited about,
you know it can improve your life your relationships or your work,
but you don’t stick to it.
Or you started that workout routine
and you got really pumped up fired up into it,
you lost a couple of pounds,
然后 你知道的 三周后计划就被抛之脑后
but then you know three weeks later it was gone,
and what did you blame?
You blame your disciplines,
“Ur…I wish I was more disciplined then everything would be great.”
And the reality is it’s true, you know,
discipline is one of the most important things we can develop in our lives.
Because without that ability,
to be sort of self-reliant and willful
to get things done on a continual basis,
we never get that great amount of momentum and progress towards what we really want.
And I bet there’s a lot of areas of you life
that can really benefit from being more disciplined,
whether you’re eating healthier, or working out more often,
or being more disciplined about doing your art on a consistent basis or contributing,
or even being more disciplined about just speaking up for yourself.
你明白 你必须这样 那我们能帮你什么呢
You know that, you should.So how can we help you?
Find the goal and be more disciplined.
That’s the topic of this video.
Now I’m going to assume a little bit that
because it’s a short video I want to make sure you have something in mind
that you want to be more disciplined too.
So think about a major dream, or a major ambition,
that for some reason you’ll gosh,
“天哪 希望我更多地付诸行动 完成计划”
“I wish I really stuck with my sort of actions and routines more often!”
If you can have that in mind then it’s gonna really serve you.
I have four ideas for you to that.
The first idea is to emotionally engage with that dream
each morning of your life.
See, a lot of people don’t actually struggle with the discipline part
in terms of the doing, the thing.
It’s that they’re not getting revved up to do with the thing.
In other words, we got a problem with motivation,
not necessarily just discipline.
We have a problem with that,
once in a while you hit it you do it you do the work.
But a lot of times you fall off,
because you are not emotionally engaging in it.
It’s like, if you want a lot of discipline,
you need a high level of emotional connection,
and focus on that thing that you want to work towards.
So every morning what I want you do is just start a new visualization practice.
When you wake up in the morning,
闭上眼睛 想想你的梦想 你的抱负
close your eyes, think about the dream, the aspiration,
the thing that you’re really after in life,
and just visualize it, and really getyourself emotionally attached,
emotionally engaged with it,
think about how great it would feel for you to have that thing,
or be that thing, or contribute that thing, to make that difference.
Just think about it, allow it to well up in your heart a little bit,
get excited about it, remember the dream.
That’s why we get away from discipline,
because we’re so busy with the chaos of the world,
that we emotionally…you’ll no longer attach in the way
that our brains says, “Hey man, focus on this.
It’s important to you, remember?”
So if your heart is disengaged, it’s difficult to stay disciplined.
So every morning, make it a practice,
to actually just imagine the payoff, the benefit,
你的投稿 你的作品等等 你尽力在做和要做的事
the contribution, the art, the thing that you do and are doing,
and do contribute, and if you can do that,
more often you’ll be more fired up
and you’ll stay back on track.
The second thing is, we got to handle that chaos we’ve talked about.
So I need you to do your work before you respond to the world.
It’s the number one thing I’m always telling people in high performance academy
and all my other training sessions is:
If you’re constantly waking up in the morning,
and all you do is just reply to everybody,
你回复短信 回应他们的需要 回复邮件
and you’re replying to text, replying to their needs, replying to their emails,
all of a sudden the day is ripped away
and you find yourself out of your own routine.
But if you set up your morning to win,
or you set up blocks time to win, as we talk about,
and you do that first, do your work first,
it’s easier to stay disciplined.
If you’re saying,
“You know, this year I want to…
it’s that too much I want to be healthy？”
Great! Get your health stuff out of the way in the morning.
You know, create your shake, do your work out,
create a healthy lunch to take to work,
and you are off and go into a good start.
But if you wait for the remainder of the day for discipline to strike,
it never will.
The third thing is what we call: block time.
You need to have scheduled blocks of time where that discipline happens every day.
And that’s the only thing that happens.
Look, you can always do somethingeveryday towards your dreams.
And if you believe that,
you could be just something small you could be do a little bit research:
写日记 采取行动 撰写介绍 拨打电话
Journaling, taking that action, creating that presentation, making that call,
whatever it’s for you, you can do something everyday.
And if you believe that, then you need time to do that,
and that time, what we call block time, you say,
“好的 今日 从一点到三点
“Ok, today, from 1:00-3:00,
I’m only doing the thing that I need more discipline towards.
And during that time, you don’t check your email,
you don’t do your Facebook, you don’t browse the Internet,
all that happens during that time is what you suppose to be doing.
The reason a lot of people don’t have discipline in their life,
is they’re letting their day be ruled by randomness.
They don’t have blocks of time and have actually been scheduled
to do with the thing they’re suppose to do.
So they’re counting on sudden will,
“Oh, you know, I’ll get to that today,
or I’ll get to that someday,
and of course some day turns into never,
and then they start blaming their discipline,
it’s not their discipline, it’s the lack of a calendar
that says,”do this now!”
So schedule what you must make happen,
and you’ll suddenly find yourself,
“well, I’m…I’m so discipline!”
And then last pieces, you got to set up some social rewards.
You know, it’s hard to stay disciplined at something
if you’re never getting any payoff from it.
You know we can take that first step I’ve told you about, about visualizing something.
But if you get some small wins along the way,
and you never celebrating with other people,
then your brain says, “Ah…this isn’t benefiting me.”
And I really mean that, you have to do with other people,
you have to have that…connection with others to celebrate,
to keep your will intact, to keep doingthe things you’re suppose to be doing.
It’s so important for you to do this.
You know if you’re a writer,
你要完成一个章节 叫上朋友 对他说
and you know you finish a chapter, call up a friend and say,
“嘿 你知道吗 今天我完成了计划写完的一个章节
“Hey, you know what? I’ve finished a chapter I was supposed to finish today,
let’s go out for a drink!”
If you’ve accomplished something at work you said you’re going to do,
get everybody together and say:
“Hey, you know what? Lunch is on me today,
let me take you guys for lunch!”
If you’ve finally achieved something that you’ve been working towards for so long,
you need to take sometime to go out with friends and family,
and just talk about the process,
talk about how it felt to finally complete this thing.
看到吗 如果我们从不庆祝 就永远不会真正提高自律
See, if we’re never celebrating, we’ll never gonna develop real discipline.
And it’s funny, because too many people think those are opposite things,
they think discipline can’t be fun, that discipline can’t be joyful.
But the masters of this life have proven
that doing things in a disciplined way can also be doing things in a joyful way.
如果你认为自律必须是一件困难 讨厌 可怕的事
And if you think discipline has to be this hard awful terrible thing,
maybe you’re never gonna have discipline,
because you’re constantly trying to fool yourself,
and doing things you don’t want to do.
It’s time to find the things that you do want to do,
it’s time to connect to those emotionally, and to visualized those,
to get other people to the party with you to celebrate.
To do the things really matter,
which is block the time, to make the damn thing happen.
If you do these things, you’ll start to find yourself much more disciplined,
and on your way to living what we called, the charged life.
What my dad always told us when we were growing up was that
If you earn a dollar and you don’t save anything,
if you earn a billion dollars you won’t save anything.
And so that discipline of investment
有所保留 不要挥霍拥有的一切 这真的帮了我很多
keeping something don’t consume everything you get actually help me significantly.
“With a little discipline you do a little things,
with a lot of discipline you do a lot of things,
and if you spoke to discipline, then there’s nothing you cannot do.”
It requires a lot of discipline,
I mean obviously…because you’re going to move
from one world to the other, from one country to the other,
from two completely different company, you have jetlags, organization,
people are expecting you when you come down from plane after 14 hours flight.
To be fresh and ready for them,
they’re not expecting the CEO to come and say,
“天哪 这时差…” 他无法回答任何问题
“Oh my God, this jetlag…” He cannot answer a question.
They want you to be on the go all the time.
So this requires a lot of discipline.
You have to organize yourself,
if you know you’re gonna do this job and you’ve accept the job,
you have to organize yourself in order to do it.
It’s soft, but there is a solution for it.
But it requires a lot of choices, personal choices.
There’re a lot of things you can not do,
you know there’re a lot of things you can do,
but you’re gonna do them within a certain order,
and…but particularly with a lot of discipline.