Wrapping It Up: The Most Important Takeaways
Welcome to the last lesson of the course.
I’m excited for you!
You’ve learned what kind of motivators work best for long-term self-discipline and what the Three Cs of self-discipline are. You know how to hold yourself accountable, understand the power of keystone habits, expand your comfort zone, and pay attention to your social environment. You’ve discovered why and how to be selective, got to know five tips on how to strengthen your resolve, and learned five common mistakes to avoid.
As a final quick review, the three key takeaways to remember are that:
1. It all starts with a reason why. Nothing matters as much as your motivation. People who are the most self-disciplined are the ones who can’t give up. Their goals are so important to them that they can’t imagine their lives without making their dreams come true.
If you remember only one thing from this course, let it be this lesson: you can’t just “kind of” want it. Your desire for your goals has to be overpowering. If you feel like you must do it, you’re on the right track.
2. It’s a process. I’d love to give you a tip that will magically turn you into a self-disciplined person overnight, but sadly, it doesn’t work this way.
What matters most is constant improvement, committing yourself to the process, and adopting a long-term outlook. Prioritizing for the long term and always choosing more substantial rewards over instant gratification must become parts of your personality. This is the only way you’ll be able to escape the trap of pleasuring yourself now at the expense of robbing your future self of big achievements.
3. It’s uncomfortable. Anything worth achieving will require sacrifices on your part. It will be uncomfortable, frustrating, and even painful. However, as entrepreneur Dave Kekich once said, “Life is easy when you live it the hard way, and hard if you try to live it the easy way.” Prepare yourself for the challenges, but keep in mind that stretching your comfort zone is one of the most enriching things you can do in your life.
You’ve spent the last ten days reading emails. You’ve already invested some of your time and energy into acquiring knowledge that can help you change your life. Why not take one more step forward now and implement this advice?
Your journey to your better self can begin or end now. The choice is in your hands. Which path are you going to take?
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