You can’t learn discipline from reading books or watching videos.

There’s certainly a place for books and inspiring videos but DESIRE to achieve something requires discipline.  How bad do you want it?  Are you (and I) willing to work hard to get it? The more you want it, the harder you’ll work. This determination and effort eventually turn into discipline.  We’re not just born with discipline.  It is a learned behavior and if done correctly, that discipline will last a lifetime.  Discipline is a superpower.  It will help you in tough times and make you appreciate the “smooth sailing” periods of your life.

When you really want something but can’t get it easily, you have to be willing to work for it. The stronger your desire, the more you’ll push yourself to achieve it. Discipline helps you become a better person, more capable and aware, as you strive for your goals.

Working out with others who share your mindset, will help you become physically and mentally stronger. Each workout that you complete, each healthy meal that you eat, each night of 8 + hours of sleep confirms your commitment to improving yourself.

Confidence, self-esteem, and clarity of purpose grow strong while in the gym knocking out sets and reps with a group of like-minded athletes.

The group begins to feel like they are part of a special community with the same goals and aspirations.  The power is the group; they can accomplish anything as a group.

With self-discipline all things are possible

Here’s a flashback video with 15-year-old high school football player, Keegan Nichols.  It must have been around 6 am on a Tuesday or Thursday.  His Mom would drive him out from Cedar Park to work out before school.  We would work out together for an hour and a half and then they would drive back to Cedar Park to go about their day.  Keegan was my only athlete client at the time.  I trained the general public but this was my first high school athlete.  Everything we did then laid the groundwork for what I do now.  And it all revolves around discipline and accountability.

Keegan became bigger, faster, and stronger and I, because of him, became a better coach.

And that’s how it should be.

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