Discipline, success, thrive, and anything else you desire, starts as choice.

Nothing great, in my experience, is achieved without discipline.

It is the cornerstone of everything that I set out to do.

Discipline, which so frequently is said to be tough to have,

is nothing more than a choice.

As everything else in life.

Even though not many want to recognise this.

In truth, people have simply become lazy.

And when you look at all the technological advances and conveniences available to us at this time, we could say it’s completely understandable.

After all,

life has become so hectic and busy and overwhelming,

we would be stupid not to take advantage of all that is available to us.

Right?

Well,

I’m not convinced.

Don’t get me wrong, I love being spoiled as much as the next girl,

but for me there’s power in effort and exertion and discipline.

It all starts with my mind.

I realised a long time ago, that when my mind is not focused on a desired destination, aka goal,

it’s really easy to get distracted by all the bright lights flashing around me.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the latest and greatest,

spending hours gawking at the lives of others whilst forgetting to water my own garden.

This is why I’m a firm believer in always having something to work towards.

The next challenge.

The next level.

The next adventure.

I also learned that for me to stay focused and disciplined, it’s essential to set myself up for success through rituals, structures and planning.

Some of my success tools include

  • journaling (have you noticed I’m a raving fan of this tool?),
  • daily tracking of progress and celebration of accomplishments,
  • weekly planning,
  • training every day,
  • reading every day,
  • working with the right coaches for my current goals,
  • eating well,
  • staying hydrated,
  • meditation.

By making all of these non-negotiable in my life, I free up my will-power to focus on those things that could derail me.

Things such as shit hitting the fan around me – I don’t live in isolation.

The drama that is part of being human – no, I don’t have complete control of my emotions Darling, I’m not a robot and I have no desire to ever become one.

That big slab of chocolate that is lying there, pleading with me to devour her.  Tempestuous vixen.

The constant noise of social media, the next quick fix, the empty promises of the ‘answer to all life’s challenges’.

All of these things vying for my attention at any given moment.

When I don’t have a burning desire, a goal so big and juicy it makes me salivate just thinking about it, I like so many others, start drifting aimlessly from one hour to the next, entranced by all of these.

I find myself sitting in front of the TV, binge watching whatever new series has been released that everyone is raving about.

Thing is, I also find my energy waning.

I start waking up tired in the morning.

I can hardly keep my eyes open in the afternoon.

I yawn at the dinner table.

That’s how I know that I’ve given in to the bullshit which is ‘being normal’.

Being normal, aka average, aka mediocre, is not a hereditary disease.

It’s a state of weakness.

Weakness which comes from people not using their minds to think for themselves.

Sadly, we have made this the most acceptable vibration for the masses, giving them a noddy badge for their complacency as nobody ever feels uncomfortable in their presence.

Simultaneously, we’ve made those driven by achievement, those hungry for success, uncomfortable to be around.

We say that we feel stupid or not good enough in their midst.

Putting them on a pedestal to be admired from afar.

When in fact, those who have the courage to go against the grain, those who are prepared to ‘sacrifice’ their ‘down-time’ for the betterment of themselves and in turn, humanity as a whole, are the humblest, most loving, most genuine people to walk the face of the earth at this time.

I am yet to meet a truly successful person who is an ass.

I’m not talking about success as defined by your bank account – for me success is living a life aligned with purpose, creating abundance, thriving, and happy.

These are the people who will eagerly share all they have learned along the way with those who truly desire to uplift themselves and consequently those around them.

They never complain about the long hours they put in because quite frankly, there’s nothing else they would rather be doing.

They don’t see clean living as a a sacrifice because their bodies feel amazing and light and clear.

And they don’t view themselves as anything special.

They’ve simply chosen to dedicate their lives to their art, their purpose, their joy.

They have taken the time to figure out who they are, what they want, and they are prepared to take the action to get it.

They love themselves to the point of upholding healthy boundaries, of surrounding themselves with those who are similar of mind, eliminating distractions, releasing toxic relationships, nourish their bodies with goodness, and have their shit together.

All of this is available to you too.

That’s because success is found inside of you.

You simply have to start choosing it.

And before you say ‘but’ anything,

know that I’m not interested in your stories or your excuses.

This is a choice,

plain and simple.

Where are you lacking discipline?

Where are you not training your body and mind to hold your attention for longer and longer periods of time?

Where are you drifting because your current lifestyle choices are leaving you tired and worn out?

Where are you leaking your energy to those who don’t give back, but simply suck you dry?

And what will it take for you turn it around?

One of the reasons my clients always have a fitness goal, is simply because this is the fastest way to learn discipline.

It’s the most powerful way to connect the muscle memory in your legs with that of your mind.

It’s the most rewarding experience to cross that finish line and that sense of achievement.

It also happens to put you in the midst of like-minded badasses.

The real win?

We connect all you learn on the field to the boardroom to increase performance in all areas of your life simultaneously.

If you’re ready to take your business, fitness and life to the next level let’s connect.

After all, only death is inevitable.

Thriving is always the choice of the brave.

With love and appreciation,

Anel