We’re our own worst enemy!
Sometimes the biggest obstacle standing between us and where we want to go in life is our inability to discipline ourselves. I know people a lot smarter than me, and have big goals but haven’t accomplished them because they can’t get up early enough for the job, or they can’t shut out distractions for a few hours a week to study their craft, or they don’t want to learn the business end of running a business.
The last thing you want to be is a prisoner to yourself. You want to be able to do everything you say you’re going to do without the pushback from your own will. I think people take the easy route because they haven’t mastered themselves enough to endure the hardship of what’s best for them.
Good sleeping habits, eating well, being active, meditating, and other good self-care habits all require dedication.
Unfortunately, we don’t naturally want to adopt those practices.
I always want to stay up late as possible (without suffering fatigue), eat the greasiest of food (without gaining weight), and indulge in every recreational drug (without limiting productivity) and still see positive results.
But life does not work that way. Mastering yourself means taking care of yourself, it means learning about your body and regulating it properly. It also means being responsible for your own well-being.
Life starts becoming easier when we regain control over what we do and why we do it.
When we master what we are, no one and nothing has power over us!