I’ve been listening to a lot of retired SEAL Commander Jocko Willink lately and he has great things to say on discipline. To quote Jocko “discipline equals freedom.” He says that you cannot rely on your motivation to get you up early in the morning, to go to class/gym and train, to do something that needs to be done but seems difficult or impossible, to not eat that doughnut. Instead, you must rely on your discipline, your personal will power. Abraham Lincoln said “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” So, even if you do not feel like training, studying, writing that paper, it does not matter – you do it anyways! Having that discipline ensures you continue to grow and improve and gives you freedom by being achieving your goals.