Monday, August 5, 2019

This has profoundly changed me!

For several years I've been working on overcoming procrastination. I've come a long way and am so much better than I used to be. But this video has produced more change in me than anything else. For too long I couldn't get things done because I was waiting for the right motivation. Or the right circumstances. Or the right mood. How did I get to be 61 years old and not understand the principles taught so succinctly in this video?

Jocko Willink is pretty intense! But he speaks the truth!

I hope this positively impacts your life too. Let me know what you think.


  1. He is indeed intense! I'd be curious to hear in what ways this has changed you, or at least changed the way you approach things. I agree this a lot of what he says, in theory; I'm always interested in how people apply this kind of thinking in practice.

    1. Mom, how I've changed is that I now don't wait for the right mood to get something (like sewing) done, I ask myself "Where's your discipline?" and get off my behind and go work on whatever I need to. I've never been a type A, high achiever; I can sit for hours just thinking and dreaming. And being an empty nester hasn't helped, in fact, I was getting into worse habits of not working on projects. So the decision to work instead of waiting for the right mood or motivation means I'm accomplishing more these days. My new mantra-"Where's your discipline?"

  2. Thanks for posting this! Good stuff.