Discipline Creates Freedom
No one knows this better than you. The entrepreneur, the professional athlete, the exec at the job you absolutely love.
With discipline, in the physical realm, we create time. Time is freedom. Freedom also exists in other realms…
You made it happen. You created a life you love. But something is still missing.
Could your health be better so that when you do have free time you are not so exhausted and blown out that all you can do is lie in front of the TV? Or go on a vacation that doubles as an adventure instead of lying on a beach the entire time trying to recapture the sleep you lost over the last few months?
Were you a professional athlete 15 years ago who is still hanging on to what once was? Spending your current time still trying to ride that wave, numbing yourself when you can’t deal with life, and eating poorly to the point of detriment?
Do you claim to be a writer because you’ve written for a magazine or two, yet that book, that book you’ve spent 20 years thinking about is still just a dream?
Do you call meetings that cut into the efficiency of your employees’ work? Therefore cutting into overall production, costing your bottom line?
Are you having cocktails instead of adding a happy hour run, swim, or outdoor adventure to your schedule, yet still saying you are waaaay too busy and have no time for that?
Is your quality time spent looking outward at what everyone else is doing instead of looking within, digging deep, and committing time every single day to your personal and professional projects?
Or - are you BE-ing in the present? Are you observing your actual current status? Are you observing how you speak to yourself, therefore how you speak to your personal and professional relations? Are you observing how your thoughts, language, and actions affect not only yourself, but those around you? Are you noticing where you are now, and then one step further – where you want to be?
Here’s the deal… you have already found some success. Taking just a moment out of your oh so busy schedule to really take a good look at yourself can go a long way. The problem is that sometimes we are so in our egos and so busy being “busy” that we cannot see past ourselves. We think we are doing everything possible to make our personal and professional lives better, but we simply are not.
A fresh set of eyes coming from a completely neutral place, someone who knows nothing about who you are or who you once were, can easily examine any hang ups and expertly guide you to what’s next. But be ready. A great coach has serious skills. They will call you out on your shit before you even know what is happening. They will not be afraid to tell you what no one else will dare say to you.
All the moments pointing the finger at others, telling people what you need, telling people how things are going to go, compartmentalizing, attempting to control everything, speaking rather than listening, time lost on social media, time spent avoiding versus taking responsibility, time wasted walking away versus stepping into your fears… some of these examples just might fall into the lack of discipline category.
Life is all about balance and it should be all about FUN. Fun is simply not possible if your current status is full of numbing and filling voids in unhealthy ways, asking others to meet you halfway, but not doing the same, and ultimately looking outward versus inward. Fun is freedom. Freedom evolves from time. Time evolves from discipline. Discipline creates freedom.
A coach is not going to tell you what you want to hear. A coach is going to hold you accountable. Then with the discipline you create, there’s a good chance that in the future you could add another bigger better longer adventure to your life. No matter your situation, freedom in all realms is always an option.
Are you up for the challenge?
You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being.
This true essence is beyond the ego.
It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge.
It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery and enchantment.