Restore, refuel, and recover. Then return.

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Brian Kight

You won't get far without endurance, but you won't get anywhere without resilience.

Endurance is to continue. Resilience is to recover, then continue. It's returning to form after a breakdown and carrying on.

Resilience is the master quality that unlocks the other elements of discipline (strength, skill, endurance, flexibility). You must try and fail until you try and succeed, restoring yourself between efforts. That is how you elevate discipline or anything.

Recognize that you must make mistakes to improve. You will get scared, confused, exhausted, frustrated, and lost. You will make mistakes, lose, miss reps, and fail. You will experience difficult times, troubling doubts, and total disconnections from discipline.

The purpose of resilience is to recover, refuel, and return to form to do the work again. Discipline cannot endure without resilience. Nor can it improve.

No matter the setback or breakdown, there is a path to recovery through resilience.

PS - I have one more quality of discipline to share with you next week. It might be my personal favorite.

Brick by brick. Do the work.

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