Self-discipline, perseverance and victory

Self-Improvement

To experience success, you must have experienced failure.

One can’t exist without the other.

That is why I loathe participation medals.

They are the foundation for how weak my generation is. There are lessons in failure.

On Instagram, we are all successful.

In life, it takes patience and a few all-nighters. You give up time with your family, friends, and lovers to build a legacy.

You must make sacrifices. Discipline is the only way. Hard, but possible.

We all suffer from problems, temptations, and disappointments. They are opportunities for improvement and evolution.

The light is inside you.

It is the only place you can find it.

Before you are successful, you must be happy.

Happiness is an inner spirit; it is the ability of how you react to what happens to you.

Don’t complain about how hard things are.

Embrace daily suffering and self-control.

Ray Dalio talks about that in Principles. Suffer now to get rewards later. You can find that in the ancient Jewish texts of the Kabbalah. Buddha and Jesus talk about it.

Temporary suffering is a universal principle for self-improvement.

Serve your mission in peace.

Trust that you are doing your best; if you are indeed.

Psalm 23 has a powerful passage when talking about adversities in front of your enemies. Fight the fight. Prevail. Win. You are not alone. Overflow your cup.

“You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows”

One can only have discipline if one is working on what one loves.

Work is more important than money. Earning is a natural consequence of giving what the world wants at scale.

Through a disciplined, focused path you will find your way.

If I suffered for every person that doubted ONEVC would be a reality, I would have never taken the first step.

We are just getting started. We will build until we collapse. 

Onward.

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