Do I Need Discipline to Take Action?

Dec 21, 2017

Glimmering Butterfly Project – Day 01 Post

Today’s the first day for the Glimmering Butterfly Project. My objective, every single day, is to spend at least 5 minutes meditating (I went 35 minutes), do a 1-day Kylego, create one piece of content, and at the end of the day make a summary.

I’ve done my 5 minutes of meditation and my 1-day Kylego. I’m half-way done with the daily commitment of “operating from my heart.” Although operating from the heart is more than just checking off some boxes, I feel happy that I’m actually doing what I’ve told myself to do.

I know it’s such a small thing and I’m just at the start, but…

I’ve spent so much time up to this point trying to “become disciplined so that I would finally take action.”

Discipline is great. Necessary.

But seeking discipline before action was giving me one more excuse not to take action.

Seeking discipline before taking action is the equivalent to waiting for a waitress to bring you a straw before taking a drink of water when you’re thirsty as shit.

Just take a drink of water.

Now– I’m not bashing discipline. My discipline is shit and I need to improve it: no doubt in the slightest.

But discipline comes as a by-product of doing things consistently. I have to DO things before I can be disciplined.

Discipline is an effect of taking action.

Discipline is a characteristic of someone who is doing the work.

Discipline is not a prerequisite, like my mind was trying to trick me into thinking.

I have to act first.

There is nothing to figure out.

It’s either I do it or I don’t.

Do or do not.



Dave Gieselman shared a great “rant” of Benedict Cumberbatch:


Posted by Dave Gieselman on Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Photo by Eutah Mizushima on Unsplash