Life is less about what we must and must not believe and more about what we must and must not do. Belief is just a gateway to action.
We don't create excellence and find fulfillment through admirable beliefs. We reach them through effective behavior.
A belief is valuable or admirable to the extent it moves you to act in courageous and effective ways, both in what you do and what you don't do. Otherwise, that belief is a fraud, insincere, or artificial.
The "right" beliefs without action are hardly worth anything. They're weak words masquerading as virtuous behavior.
The "right" behavior, on the other hand, is just as effective whether or not you believe in it. Disciplined action, unlike beliefs, works just fine on its own.
We know belief is an incredibly central and powerful fuel for behavior, so the best combo is deep belief backed by disciplined action. That's what we're all striving towards, or at least what disciplined people of integrity strive for.
But you don't need to believe in disciplined action for it to work. You need to take action for beliefs to hold any real value.
The time is now. Do the work.
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