Mental discipline matters.
The ability to maintain a constant push towards a goal, to keep yourself moving in a chosen direction despite distractions and roadblocks is important to success.
We are not pre-destined machines, we control ourselves.
People often forget that fact.
No, we do not control all circumstances, nor how others react, or events of random chance or luck, but we do control ourselves, or at least we can, and we can control how we react to everything. How we act defines what we are.
Our physical and mental selves are malleable and infinitely changeable, we truly can make ourselves anything or anyone.
No one is born finished. We are created.
If we do the work then we become what we chose.
Our task is to consciously pick and chose daily to do those things that matter to us and that will make us what we chose to be. These tasks we chose to do daily can redesign us, and we can literally rewire ourselves.
To change, you first must define what success means to you, what success means specifically to you. How do you know if you succeeded?
You then break down that defintion into what are the crucial factors that define that success.
What actions make those factors happen? What actions did others do to succeed? Simplify these to one, two, or three daily actions, and do them each day. Every day.
If you want to be an artist, that is what you need to think about. Artists are who you need to talk to, to be with. You need to meet people who have made art that you respect. If you want to be rich, you must think about money, how it works, the process, how it functions,you need to start a business, and you need to be with people who have built businesses.
Our lives are reflections of our thoughts.
Daily actions matter.
As your thoughts go, so your actions follow.
As your actions flow, so you build your life.
Do daily what you want to be.
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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