12 years ago I had dinner with the great
author, Deng Ming-Dao a couple times. He’d
already written a number of books on the
physical, mental and spiritual disciplines of
his Taoist teacher – a monk from China who
was virtually ageless.
At the end of second meeting I had with him,
he inscribed one of his books to me with the
following message, “In Discipline Lies Freedom.”
I never forgot that message. In fact, it was so
appropriate at the time, as I was beginning to
write on a daily basis and had dreams of one
day becoming a famous author myself.
Each day, come hell or high tide, I sat before
a keyboard and pounded out my thoughts on
various subjects. I started at least a dozen
different books – none of which I could bring
myself to finish.
I had the discipline of practicing my writing each
day down pat. But I didn’t have the discipline to
finish much of what I started.
Then one summer afternoon, while lounging with
my wife, Zhannie, in our Capitola, California, condo –
she looked at me and said, “You have all this talent to
write. You write everyday. You start all these books,
and you don’t finish anything. You need to start finishing
what you start.”
Zhannie said this was so much energy and conviction and
can still feel the buzz from her words.
How right she was.
Embarrassed, tail between legs, I drove to my fitness studio
where I had my computer, and I began to discipline myself,
not just to practice something – but to finish what I began.
One year later, I had three books, six videos and three audio
programs. The ball was rolling. I had momentum – and the
confidence that I could not only start something with a lot of
energy – but finish it, too.
When it comes to fitness, the same behavioral pattern is
evident. Most people begin a fitness program – and three
weeks later they’ve lost focus. They’ve either stopped
training – or they’re off to the next program that promises
them the forbidden fruit. Forbidden, not because you can’t
have it or shouldn’t have it – but because so many people
won’t ALLOW themselves to have it.
If you’ve ever felt that the above sounds like YOU – if you’ve
ever felt that you’re great a beginning things but lousy at
finishing – let me echo my wife’s words … YOU NEED TO
FINISH WHAT YOU START.
Anyone can begin something. It takes discipline to finish.
And those who muster the daily discipline to finish learn that
there is tremendous FREEDOM in starting and sticking with
In Discipline Lies Freedom – but why? Discipline gives you
freedom because you are no longer the victim of every
whim, worry or weirdo that comes along. You have the
freedom to get on a path and stay on it without being
side-tracked with distractions.
Ask yourself – have you finished what you’ve started with
your fitness program? If not, let’s get moving pal.
Perhaps you need a fresh start with the best program on the
planet – Combat Conditioning. If so, I’m happy to serve – but
I have one request. Don’t just get my program. Don’t just start
Displine yourself to get, start and use my program on a daily
basis. Displine yourself to follow the program and create the
physical and mental health you deserve. Discipline yourself
to go beyond what you think you can do. Discipline yourself
to become MORE than you are right now.
You’ve got my support – now get up and GO.
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