Building an identity of discipline

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Brian Kight

Sometimes, your aspiration isn’t an external goal. Sometimes, your aspiration is simply to be a certain kind of person.

A person who faces difficulty with grit.
A person who handles criticism with grace.
A person who meets success with gratitude.

A person who turns fear into courage.
A person who turns failure into wisdom.
A person who turns average into excellence.

You’re not always pursuing something tangible. You’re not always chasing an experience, either. Sometimes, you’re chasing an identity—a way of being.

You’re fighting to figure out who you want to be, how to become that person, and how to be that person all the time.

Discipline may not be your aspiration, but you might want to be a disciplined person. That may be the identity you want to build on the way to your ambitions.

And if that’s what you’re pursuing right now, it’s a worthy pursuit.

Brick by brick. Do the work.

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