What would you tell your son if he told you he didn't want to clean his room or go to football practice because he wasn't motivated?
Many men find themselves unable to take consistent action towards leading a life of purpose and fulfillment, citing a lack of motivation as the reason.
What they really mean is that they lack the discipline to do what they must rather than what they feel.
And that's exactly why they struggle with confidence.
In today’s society, people expect immediate gratification and often fail to see the consequences of their actions.
As a result, men are finding it harder to stay motivated toward their goals.
While there is no doubt that motivation is important, it is also fleeting and should not be the sole driving force behind one’s actions.
Discipline, on the other hand, is an essential trait that men should cultivate.
It is a consistent practice of self-control that helps men to push through challenging times, even when they do not feel like it.
Discipline enables men to stick to their goals, regardless of how they feel.
Many men who read this article are fathers who work no less than 40 hours per week to provide for their families.
When they return home, they still have plenty of work, including tending to their children and helping their wives.
These men do not need motivation to go to work, support their families, provide for them, and pay the bills.
Instead, they rely on discipline to get through each day, even when they are feeling tired or overwhelmed.
As a result, their families and partners look up to them for strength and leadership.
As a man, you should be a complete representation of the values you hold true, standing firm in your beliefs with integrity.
Integrity is what separates men from boys.
And discipline is how you earn integrity.
Relying on motivation as a man is a sign of weakness and a lack of discipline.