During my morning run, I had this lightbulb moment about discipline.
Firstly, I don’t want to run because it’s no fun, but I did it anyway to stay in shape. Discipline is needed to get started and overcome procrastination
Secondly, the hardest part is not quitting. If you are a runner, you know that keeping going during the first 2k is hard. At this time, you will experience a wide range of pain, and that tiny inner voice of yours will keep saying “just stop, may bukas pa naman”. Discipline is needed to continue, and build endurance.
Thirdly, after I’ve found my stride, I don’t want to stop, even though I’ve accomplished two of my objectives (30 mins workout and a 5k run). I refused to listen to my body and continued pushing, but after 7k I felt it was best to just stop and enjoy the win. Discipline is needed to stop being conceited, arrogant, or greedy.
Dawdling, pain aversion, and conceitedness are all enemies of progress.