Some of us operate with the all-or-nothing mindset. We believe that unless our favorable conditions are met, we won’t be able to participate in an activity that we know when done benefits us.
But it’s not about the quality of the behavior or action you do, but about the quality of the discipline that you have of doing that behavior or action.
This is a very important point and so I’ll repeat it again:
It’s not about the quality of the behavior or action that you engage in, but’s about the quality of discipline of doing that particular behavior or action.
Imperfect something always trumps perfect nothing.
So, if you worked till late today and couldn’t go the gym, just do a few pushups, squats or burpees at your office or home. If you can’t stick to reading 10 pages of a book a day, read 1 page of it. And if you can’t commit to decluttering your home and always seem to fall off the wagon, remove at least 1 item every day or on the days you plan to declutter.
It’s not about the magnitude of action, it’s about sustaining momentum. Not all days in our lives are perfect, but that doesn’t mean we have an excuse to let go of our commitment and discipline.
Action, even if a tiny, imperfect one, has a lasting impact. It helps you build and sustain your self-esteem and propels you to continue walking on the path of success and living an elevated life.
As Jim Rohn points out, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” It’s your choice now, which pain are you going to choose?