I saw this on Twitter. It totally changed my perspective on self-control.
Diligence. Discipline. Self-Control.
On the surface they seem like qualities that allow us, at their leisure, to master them for a little while.
And then what?
We mess up. Slip up. Fall face down in the muck & mud of screw ups. Diligence, Discipline and Self-Control have once again taken back their power as we scratch & claw to (hopefully) wield them once more.
It’s an ugly cycle, isn’t it?
But here’s the real truth about that…
As you purpose to grow in these superpower qualities, a little screw up here and there is merely a hiccup. It’s a bump in the road that can’t seriously threaten you. Just shake it off and keep on movin’. Because you know who you are. You know what you’re capable of. You get shit done.
When you have a track record of badassery it’s a sure bet that Diligence, Discipline and Self-Control have pretty much been confirmed in your life, so don’t sweat the mess ups.
If you feel you’re not there yet, don’t worry. Just like many things in life, these are skills to be practiced, worked on repeatedly and eventually mastered over the course of time. They are not matters of instant gratification. Patience is required.
You’re not the type of person to be tossed to & fro by the whims of life and whatever it hands you. Get the real perspective on who is in charge.
Who’s running the show? Take a look in the mirror. That person is YOU.