Discipline is Freedom
Disclaimer: this topic is unrelated to Zettelkastens.
The title of this topic is a quote from Jocko Willink, a retired Navy Seal and a person that is known for his advocacy that discipline is freedom, which I totally agree.
Most "regular" people will say discipline is not freedom because in order to have the discipline to live the good life, is necessary to follow strict guidelines and goals that you will establish for yourself.
I think I can say a thing or two about the lack of discipline because I'm on the path to becoming a better version of myself. I suffered (and still do) with lack of discipline. Things, like wake up on time or do what I got to do, sometimes are difficult to keep up.
We also live in a distract society, with a lot of tweets, gadgets, notifications, all demanding our attention. I believe (and also after reading Deep Work) that at least for my self, the cure to distraction is,
- Be selfish
I believe a minimalist life (interesting reading) will improve our focus. Less stuff, less noise. Side effects: you will have more money, fewer things to choose.
Why be selfish?
When I say selfish, is as not helping others, but more worried to help yourself, to be respectful of our own time. Quite often and depending on where you live in this world, people will be more or less invasive.
I spend my time between Brazil, USA, and Portugal, and is noticeable how Brazilians will quite often just shows up on your house and stay, stealing your precious time talking about nothing specific. That's not a rule, and my friends don't do this, other people does (don't want to offend anyone), but it's like a cultural behavior. Americans on the other side, are way more worried about this, time is money, right?
In scenarios like this, you need to be selfish and say something like "ok, I can't have you here now, I'm doing something important..." and so on.
My question is, especially directed to @sfast. How you schedule your day in order to have discipline? What do you think about minimalism? Everybody is welcome to join the discussion, and share your setup to be a better version of yourself. I'm directing this to Sascha because I know he is a coach and talks about discipline (as far as I could understand, I don't speak German).
Have a great Sunday!
p.s: I cited Brazilians because I'm part Brazilian, so I know the culture pretty well.
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