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Self Discipline

(I hope anyone that might read this knows that I write this shit to get the thoughts out of my head... I am an expert at zero things in the world)

Its easier for me to talk like the self discipline I have comes from my time in the Marine Corps... really it doesn't. I have more pride and focus in trying to have self-discipline because of the Marine Corps, but it comes from the way I was raised.

It comes from my parents making me except personal responsibility for the mistakes and dumb shit I did as a kid. 

I think about it in my head quite a bit... "What do I need to be better at?"

That's the biggest question that needs to be answered before one can even start to improve their situation.

I suck at alot of things...

I am inherently lazy... I really enjoy just sitting and talking to people. I used to try and fight it, I still need to fight it some more.  But I also realized... maybe I should just try to get some what better, but also maximize this trait and see if I could actually help people enough that they would pay me if I "sit around and talk with them" about the right things and produce a set of results. It worked... it worked real well.

Here's the point: everyday I discuss with the voice in my head things that I want to change about me and my status quo... then I use the logic behind the serenity prayer.

Fix what I can muster the self discipline to fix...
Don't stress the stuff I cant fix right now...
Constantly assess which one of the 2  the shit that bugs me in my life fall into.

The Key Elements:
1. Knowing/admitting that I suck at some things and that's why my life isn't exactly how I want it.
2. Knowing/admitting it's gonna take my whole lifetime of trying to be a better me, I will never be done.
3. Being ok with number 2... but continuing to not be ok with number 1

This stuff seems so much more interesting in my brain...


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