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14th Jul 2021

The Power of Self-Discipline

Stop self-defeating behaviors and act with intention. You’ll thank yourself later.

What you receive in life is dictated by your self-discipline. The more you have, the more you get. Will you settle for less than you desire?


How to make willpower automatic, second nature, and habitual.


The Power of Self-Discipline is not a textbook on self-discipline, nor is it a gentle and drawn-out discussion. It is a toolbox to keep you in motion and in action towards your goals. It pulls no punches as it provides direct techniques to ensure that your actions match your intentions - a difficult task.


Self-discipline is not about grinding it out from morning until night. Let’s work smarter and accomplish more with less effort.


Tools to get started, keep going, overcome distractions, and follow through every single time.


Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.


Gain self-awareness and cultivate your determination and tenacity. Immediate action has never been so easy.


•Learn the main emotional, psychological, and biological obstacles you are battling.

•Understand and break the 5-step cycle of laziness that keeps you glued to the couch, unhappier than ever.

•Confront yourself with a series of direct questions that force self-awareness and action.

•An insightful formula for maximizing willpower and how to manipulate it.

•What your discipline style is.

Transcript

Rosa became obsessed with films after watching Back to the Future at the age of eight,

and subsequently decided she wanted to be a movie director.

There hasn’t been any other ambition for her ever since.

She always kept her goal of directing in mind,

even though for the next twenty years,

she never made any concrete steps toward it other than to be an avid movie watcher.

Her knowledge of arcane movie trivia was second to none.

Whatever hours she didn’t spend watching films she spent on the Internet and in history books reading about them.

If she could have gone on the trivia television show Jeopardy,

she would have been a long-running champion.

Rosa had read multiple biographies of all of her favorite directors: Spielberg,

Kurosawa,

Fellini,

Miyazaki,

and more.

Yet she never translated this research,

knowledge,

and information into action.

She had a fairly expensive video camera that she kept confined to her closet,

as well as an archive of film editing software that she had only used a handful of times.

They were all too intimidating and confusing.

Moreover,

what if she discovered that all her knowledge and preparation weren’t enough and she was destined to fail at becoming a director?

It was easier to take the path of least resistance and remain in inaction.

At least learning about Fellini and Miyazaki’s favorite films made her feel productive to some degree,

even if she was avoiding the elephant in the room.

One day,

she discovered an acquaintance of hers had started a YouTube channel that was quickly amassing millions of views.

Out of curiosity,

she started viewing the videos and was struck by what she saw.

This wasn’t art—the shots weren’t framed adequately,

her focus was wrong,

and the narrative structure was reversed!

None of the viewers seemed to care,

however,

as the views continued to increase.

What’s more,

the reviews of the videos were all glowing and encouraging.

No one cared about the framing or focus.

It was impossible for Rosa to ignore the fact that this person had done far more than Rosa and with far less knowledge and expertise.

So Rosa made a dramatic decision.

If she can do it,

why can’t I?

For four months she was going to make real,

concrete strides toward becoming a director—of anything.

It was time to buckle down and keep going when all she wanted to do was give up.

No more retreating to her comfort zone; she was going to translate her dreams into reality through sheer willpower and self-discipline.

She already had the knowledge; it was just time to put it into action.

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About the Podcast

Voice over Work - An Audiobook Sampler
You know that guy that reads all the time, and always has a book recommendation for you?

Well, I read and/or produce hundreds of audiobooks a year, and when I read one that has good material, I feature it here. This is my Recommended Listening list. These choices are not influenced by authors or sponsors, just books worthy of your consideration.

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