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– Hello, Believe nation.
Today we're going to talk about how you can develop discipline.
And as always, guys, as you're watching if you hear something that really inspires you, please leave it downin the comments below, put quotes around it as wellso other people can be inspired and when you write it down it's much more likely tosync in for yourself as well.
(theme music) – So Tony, one of the criticsactually that I once met said, "Yeah, Tony's techniques, "they were great forabout a year and a half "and then they wore off.
" – [Tony] (laughs) – What do you say to that? – It is what it is.
It's real simple, if you don't work out youdon't get muscle, right? So I always tell peoplethere's a daily practice, like priming.
If you don't do that, if you get up and you justhave no discipline whatsoever you get no value of anything.
Diets don't work when you don't do them, exercise doesn't workwhen you don't do them.
But, most of the peoplehave some experiences that they want to shift, and once you shift thosethings your whole life changes.
But, life is constant growth.
My life isn't here because Iwent to one seminar one time and now my life is fit for life.
I work out, I train my mind, I train my body, it becomes a lifestyle.
It's not just the, like you're depending upon somebody else.
I'm not here to become somebody's guru, I'm not here to give them a gift.
I'm here to help themopen up their own gifts, an that's really what my work has been.
– I've never met a personwho was not successful that didn't have a greatamount of self-discipline within their life.
Self-discipline and being able to perform and being able to keepyour life on schedule and being able to keepcommitments and promises and meet deadlines isessential to success.
None of us, none of us can afford to havea life that is controlled by someone else or alife that is basically controlled by our emotions.
I learned many years ago thatthere are two kinds of people.
There's the type of person who says, "I'm going to wait until Ifeel like it before I do it.
" And then there's the person who says, "I've got to do it sothat I feel like it.
" One will never get anything done because they're still waitingto feel the moment to move and the other person that says, "No, I need to move and then "I will begin to feel the moment.
" Self-discipline is theessential in your life and in my life if we'regoing to get things done.
So I have a challenge forevery one of you this weekend.
The challenge is simple.
As you go through your weekend and sometimes it's kind of a, hopefully an easier time of your week, ask yourself, "Am I practicingself-discipline in my life? "Am I doing the things that I should do "because I need to do themor am I kind of waiting "to feel the moment?" Do like our friends Nike say.
Just do it.
– [Interviewer] How differentdo you think your career and possibly your life would have been had you not embraced thephysical fitness part early on? – Oh man.
You know, it just gives me, between my physical fitness and my faith I have so much discipline in my life.
And I have such a positiveoutlook on life and you know, the opportunities that I have and the things that I've beenable to accomplish in my life.
So it starts out you know, I'm up at 4:30 in the morning, I'm in the kitchen having breakfast, 5:00 I'm in the gym, 6:30 I've already had another shake and 7:30 I'm eating acouple turkey burgers, dropping the kids off at school and by 9:00 I'm having another meal and I've already beento church and worked out and you know, I feel like there isn't anythingthat I can't accomplish.
– When I was in high school, I must've been maybe 16 or 17 years old.
And I went rock climbingin El Dorado Canyon, near where I grew up in Boulder.
I'd been climbing aboutthree or four years and I went to do a climb called T2.
Now at the time, T2 was a relatively difficult climb and I went at it with a, kind of an arrogant lack of preparation.
And I hadn't prepared forbeing able to do certain kinds of finger cracks, I figured, "Oh, I'll figureit out when I get there.
" And I also didn't pause, and this is the thing aboutboldness and discipline, I didn't pause to reallydouble check all my systems.
So I'm on the fourth pitch, I'm about 400 feet above the ground.
I'm going across the slanting crack system that I'd started to have trouble with and my forearm started to engorge with blood and lactic acid.
Which meas at some point, even if you're on a big hold, your hands are going to melt off.
And I'm about to fall.
I'm 400 feet above the ground.
But it should be okaybecause there's protection, I'm tied into the rope.
I may take a fall but I'll get caught.
For some reason, and to this day I still don't know why, my brain triggered thatI should look at my knot.
And I looked down at my knot.
My knot had come untied.
I had made the mistake ofnever really thinking about the best knot for certaintypes of situations and I tied in with what's a bowline.
Now the advantage of abowline is it's easy to untie.
Right? The disadvantage of a bowlineis it's easy to untie.
It had come untied asI kept moving across, and it is just hanging in my harness.
I'm seconds away from falling, only now I will die.
I will die if I fall off.
My forearms are melting.
And the knot had come untied, and so I called down to my partner, I said, "My know came untied.
" What is he going to do? He can't do anything, he'll just watch me fall to my death.
And I, there was an old fixed piton in the rock that was put there from the first descent, an old soft iron piton.
And I looked at it, and I probably had 15, 20 seconds before my hands would unwrap, if that, maybe 10.
I took a runner and Iclipped it into the piton and I clipped the piton into my, that runner into my harness and just went, "Please hold.
" And I let go.
And it held.
I put in a backup, I grabbed the knot, retied it, went to the ledge, I didn't convulse.
I was very calm at that moment.
When I got to the ledge Iwent into convulsive shaking.
I was sick to my stomach for days because of whatever happens chemically.
What I learned from that is two things.
The first is that when you'rein an unforgiving world and gravity is unforgiving, it doesn't care.
It never takes a day off, ever.
And if you make onemistake it can kill you, if it's the wrong kind of mistake.
And what I learned is that sense of yeah, I want to do adventurous things, I want to climb rocks, I want to be in Yosemite, I want to do things thatget my adrenaline going.
But, I need the discipline to always do all the right preparation.
To always think about the right knots, to always be cross-checking my system so that I can do those bold things and stay alive in anunforgiving environment.
And as you and I spokeabout earlier today, I think that's the recipe, I think we are all headinginto an unforgiving environment where we're going to have tobe both bold and disciplined.
The second thing I learned.
What if that piton had not been there? We might not be here together.
It was just by chance thatthat piton was right there.
I want you to realizewhen you rewind the tape of your own life is that thereare these crucial moments where if the luck had gone the other way, you might have gotten killed.
And so what you have to do is to always be putting those extra disciplines in place, because I was lucky to live.
And what I took from that is I never want to have tobe lucky to live again.
I want to live because of my discipline, not because of my luck.
– Going on perhaps a decadeof running simultaneously two global companies, how do you get the stamina to keep going and to stay fit, you know, personally andmentally and physically? – Well you know, somebody said with a littlediscipline you do little things.
With a lot of disciplineyou do a lot of things and with the discipline there'snothing which you cannot do.
It requires a lot of discipline.
I mean, obviously because you'regoing to move from one work to the other, from one culture to the other, from two completely different companies.
You have jet lag, disorganization.
People are expecting you whenyou come down from a plane after 14 hours flight to befresh and ready for them.
They're not expecting tosee you to come and say, "Oh my god, this jet lag.
" You cannot answer the question.
They want you to be onthe go all the time.
So, this requires a lot of discipline.
You have to organize yourself.
If you know you're going to do this job and you accept the job youhave to organize yourself in order to do it.
It's tough, but there is a solution.
There is a solution for it.
But, it requires a lot of choices, personal choices.
There are a lot of things you cannot do.
You know? There are a lot of things you can do, but you're going to do themwithin a certain order, but particularly with a lot of discipline.
– In 2009 when the mix tape, and there was a period whereI think around that time you were kind of like, "Is this something that'sgoing to work for me or not?" What is it that got you through, how'd you work through that? – Yeah, it's tough tosay exactly what it was.
It was hard work, it was discipline, it was knowing that ifthis doesn't work out then I will have to get a nine to five.
And I don't want to do that, I really don't want to do that.
And it was working withRyan and putting everything into the music, and you know, for, I mean leading up tothat point I think that you have to look at my track record.
I had always wanted to get sober, I could never get sober.
I couldn't make music whileI was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Finally got sober in 2008, got out of rehab and was like, alright this is it.
I've wasted years of my life and if this is going towork it has to work now.
There is no alternative.
And I met somebody that hadthe same dedication as me.
That put everything into the music, everything into the craft, and didn't go out, they didn't really have many friends.
(laughter) Just kidding, just kidding.
We only hang out with each other.
No, its somebody thatwasn't going to you know, be like, you know, up until that point I wasmaking music with people that were constantly puttingtheir priorities into getting– – Cooler people.
– Getting, no, not at all.
Getting loaded or chasingwomen or whatever, and that's what I did for a long time and it didn't, it led me to being broke and in rehab and moving back into my parents' house.
Which is awesome, but I wanted a careerand Ryan was somebody that had the same disciplineand sacrificed everything.
– What my dad always toldus when we were growing up that if you end a dollar, you don't save anything.
If you end it beyond thelight you won't save anything.
And so, that discipline of investment, keeping something, don't consume everything you get, actually helped me significantly.
– Those star moments that you know, fill the highlight reels and you know, leave an audience in awe to watch, "Oh wow, play that again,I want to see that.
" Those seconds are builton thousands and thousands and thousands of hours that alot of people wouldn't think are worth adding to a highlight reel.
Basic fundamentals beingapplied over and over and over again.
Getting up a certain time, doing certain things, cooking your meals, going to you know, do your cardio, walking through the disciplines, keeping the checklist, and staying on top of them.
Those are the things that you know, when you string themtogether start to create your day of efficient action.
The more likely you areto string those days of efficient action together, the more likely it will be that you can set up your own success.
– How would you personally describe your style of leadership? – Close to the human being.
I think discipline is very important, very important, but discipline's relative.
Especially when I worktogether with young players.
Yeah, never lose the target.
I don't know how to say it, never lose the target.
Always stay focused on it, and so that's pretty goodbecause that's always, yeah.
Think it's still possible.
So there's not a right word in English– – Belief.
– Yeah, for sure belief.
It's a bit different to believe, believe is, you can believe in somethingbut you can lose belief quite easily, so to be stronger in that moment, things like this.
– I always wanted to win the World Cup, and that was the reason I started.
6And as the time went by, I started enjoying cricket and I started realizingthe challenges of cricket and my coach was instrumental, along with my brother.
My elder brother, Rajit, to make me realize the importance of leading a disciplined life, a focused life, and to make me push harder.
They found reasons, and even towards the end of my career I followed that formula.
If I scored runs, let the rest of the world talk about it, I think about the next game.
And that, right from my school days, became an unwritten formula, an unwritten law at home, that we don't talk about the last game, we talk about next game.
And however many runs I scored, I wanted to go out andscore more than that.
So, if I didn't score, I would have a restless night.
If I scored runs, I would till have a restless night thinking that how amI going to score more? And that's how it all happened, I mean I normally don't discuss numbers, but this is something that Imust share with all of you.
Towards the end of myschool cricket career, I'd already started playingfirst class cricket.
And the last season I can probably say that I averaged 1,025because I only got out once in the whole season.
(laughter) (applause) My brother and my coachwas instrumental in that because every time I scored runs, none of them said "well played" to me, and that's why in my farewellspeech I said to my coach, "At least now you can take achance by saying well done.
" There are no more matches in my career.
But, something that I lived for was appreciation for mycoach and my brother, which never happened, and that was something which you know, kept me giving my best all the time.
– Thank you guys so much for watching, I'd love to know what didyou think of this video, what was your favorite clip, and what are you goingto immediately apply to your life or to your business somehow.
Also, how have you developed discipline and do you have any wisdom to share that others can learn from? Leave it down in the comments below, I'm going to join in the discussion.
Finally, I want to give aquick shout out to Jude Gbekou, I hope I pronounced that okay.
Thank you so much, Jude, for picking up a copy ofmy book "Your One Word", it really, really,really means a lot to me and I hope you're enjoying it.
So thank you guys again for watching.
I believe in you, I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is, much love.
I'll see you soon.