The Only Discipline that Lasts is Self-Discipline
You’re in the biggest game of your life! Your team is down by one point with 2 seconds left in the game. You made an excellent attempt to win the game, but was fouled in the act of shooting. You missed the shot, but now have the opportunity to win the game if you make these two free throws. Will you be the athlete who walks up to that line confident in knowing that you will make those free throws because you’ve spent hours practicing to prepare for this? Or will you be the athlete who is scared to death — wishing you could go back and practice your free throws instead of skipping that part of your workout because you wanted to meet some friends?
Your coach can make you work hard in practice. Your family can work with you, even your teammates can play with you. But if you don’t workout on your own, you will never reach your potential. It’s all about self-discipline. Every one of us gets 24 hours in a day. It’s the only thing we all have in common. What we do with that 24 hours determines our destiny. Self-discipline is the key to being successful.