Hey, it’s Chad Howse here.
I’m a former 9-5er turned entrepreneur… also a former scrawny amateur boxer turned muscular published fitness author.
But a decade ago I had no money. Actually, less than no money, was in debt, and got out of shape for the first time in my life.
Rather than searching for a ‘get rich quick’ product or workout to get me in shape, I focused on developing discipline.
Nothing else, just creating the habits that the ‘rich, ripped, and successful’ version of me would have to develop.
Discipline, however, rarely endures when it’s dependent on willpower.
Just like your ideal body, discipline can’t be built with motivation alone. It requires a process, plan, and strategy if it’s going to live forever.
That’s what I focused on. I devoured every book I could possibly find on the subject, from theory and philosophy, to solid scientific evidence on what works. I read about great historical figures, guys I wanted to emulate, and realized it wasn’t talent or willpower that made them great; it was discipline.
I got on a routine. I became the same man every day rather than the guy with no money who depended on inspiration to write content and create products.
To be honest, it didn’t take long to turn things around.
After a few months of my discipline program I began to make more money and my body changed in front of my eyes.
Here’s a secret that marketers don’t want to tell you: the program doesn’t matter as much as your discipline in following it.
Discipline makes transformations.
I’m still a work-in-progress and I always will be, but the freedom I have today from stress, from a boss breathing down my neck, and the freedom to travel the world, buy a house, and live life on my own terms isn’t due to intelligence.
I owe it all to discipline. And the more discipline I develop, the more freedom I have in my life.
That’s the greatest misconception about discipline— that it’s confining. In reality, it’s liberating.
But I’m not a naturally disciplined guy. I need a program to follow, some kind of daily guidance that gives me clarity on where my attention needs to be focused.
I’m guessing you’re the same.
In fact, I’ve never met a ‘naturally disciplined person’ in my life.
Everyone I know who’s killing it, struggles. They all struggle. Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, even Napoleon Bonaparte struggled mightily to be the disciplined men that would develop greatness.
And without a plan, you’re out of luck.
That’s why I created The Lost Art of Discipline – a mission to not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.
Take the challenge that is the Lost Art of Discipline and be the person that even your most ambitious dreams didn’t imagine you’d become.