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Blog #186: It’s OK

6 AM: Alarm rings. I pressed the snooze button.

6.15 AM: Alarm rings. I pressed the snooze button.

6.30 AM: Alarm rings. I pressed the snooze button.

After I snooze my alarm clock for the fourth time and struggle to get out of the bed. I look outside my window to the beautiful Manhattan skyline and thought about my childhood in Udaipur. 

Suddenly, I thought about my father’s elder brother whom I call “Bade Papa” who wakes up every single morning at 4.30 am from the past 30 years.

While wrapped in the blanket, I wonder whether he ever had a second thought to sleep extra minutes?

Of course, I am aware of the famous “21-90 days” rule. Commit to a personal or professional goal for 21 straight days. … Once you’ve established that habit, you continue to do it for another ninety days into a lifestyle.

The rule is simple enough yet I am unable to follow. I had zero self-discipline in my life. For example:

  • I used binge-watch the entire season.
  • I used binge eat ice cream.
  • I used binge sleep. 

I am on the path of the self-discipline. I have reduced sugar, sleep, and Netflix.

No one is perfect neither I am nor are motivation speakers….

I struggle, get tempted and break the habit.

I know that “It’s okay” and part of the journey. I am happy that I have started my journey.

Whenever I am tempted then I remember where I started, where I have come and where do I have to reach to achieve my goals.



On a side note, Bade Papa once said to me ‘Self-Discipline is the ugly truth to success”. May be, he is right! 😆



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