Welcome to the Project: Strong “Self-Discipline Challenge!”
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
– Jim Rohn
(Sunrise from Cowles Mountain. Discipline allows one to rise early and hike to a viewpoint to witness a beautiful sunrise.)
“Discipline Equals Freedom” – Jocko Willink
The Project: Strong Self-Discipline Challenge
1. the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.
How the challenge works:
1. Complete the three “Mind. Body. World.” challenges over the next six weeks. These challenges are listed below.
2. Choose one action that you will commit to doing with self discipline every single day. Choose something that is challenging, but doable, for you. The idea here is to build success with small steps that will carry over to other areas of your life. Practicing mindful self-discipline every day is a powerful tool to building your overall self-discipline! We are not looking for perfection. We are looking for progress.
3. Reflection. At the end of the challenge, document (written or video) what you learned, and experienced, through the Self-Discipline Challenge.
4. Turn in the Reflection portion of the challenge (#3 above) by Monday, February 26, 2018. By completing the challenge you will become one of the first to earn a Project: Strong patch and officially be part of the Team. As a part of the Team you will have special opportunities throughout the year to participate in workshops, social events, special classes, and more!
Mind. Body. World. Challenges
Mind: Having a “why” helps us to stay disciplined in our actions. Make a list of 5 – 10 things that you find challenging to stay disciplined about. Next to each one, list a reason as to “why” it is important to do that thing. You might sit down and create this list all at once, or you may create it over time as things come up which you find challenging to stay disciplined about. When that time comes, it is a perfect opportunity to add it to your list!
Body: Animal movements are awesome exercises for developing strength, mobility, and coordination. Bear crawls, crab walks, crocodile crawls, grasshoppers, ape walks, duck walks, kangaroo jumps, shrimps, gorilla charge…the list goes on! Spend some time exploring animal movements at least once a week during the challenge.
World: Perform three random acts of kindness during the challenge. Did it require self-discipline to complete the act of kindness? Reflect on why or why not?