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Motivation vs. Discipline

Here's a good quote I came across online, and that rings true for me:

"Forget about motivation. Motivation is fickle and fleeting. You can be incredibly inspired at 2:00 AM and completely lose it the next morning. Discipline is the only thing you can count on to show up every day."

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Forget about discipline :)


I am reading a book " The one thing ".
Discipline only get you started.
We need discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.

What makes success of failure are habits.
We need to build success habits.

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I would say we need to be disciplined in our motivation to be disciplined in action.

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You can be incredibly inspired at 2:00 AM and completely lose it the next morning.

2:00 AM? The bars are closing. Motivation is peaking, discipline has gone missing.

3:00 AM - Motivation suddenly evaporates. You drag up and go home for 3h sleep.

6:00 AM - Sit down at the desk. Look around for where you left discipline. You realize it didn't come.

4:00 PM - Repeat (optional).

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Imo the only motivation you need is to get up and sit down at the desk. Motivation doesn't make a difference to the markets. You have to actually be able to trade a plan or you'll act randomly and your results will be random. Discipline is what it takes to actually succeed, motivation is just showing up.

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Here's a good quote I came across online, and that rings true for me:

"Forget about motivation. Motivation is fickle and fleeting. You can be incredibly inspired at 2:00 AM and completely lose it the next morning. Discipline is the only thing you can count on to show up every day."

When you try to manufacture motivation and discipline using will power, it wont go very far. If you are passionate about what you are doing or what you are trying to accomplish, motivation and discipline will show up. If you dont have true passion for what you are doing no amount of will power can sustain motivation and discipline.

This is the difference between Job and a Career. Job is something you do for survival, making ends meet. Career is something you aspire to do, look forward to doing it every day. Question is do you have a Job or a Career ?


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When you try to manufacture motivation and discipline using will power, it wont go very far. If you are passionate about what you are doing or what you are trying to accomplish, motivation and discipline will show up. If you dont have true passion for what you are doing no amount of will power can sustain motivation and discipline.

This is the difference between Job and a Career. Job is something you do for survival, making ends meet. Career is something you aspire to do, look forward to doing it every day. Question is do you have a Job or a Career ?

If I remember correctly, there's a quote that goes along these lines:

"Job is something you do to earn money so you can afford your work"

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