Building Self Discipline Is Just Like Building Your Credit.

Very Similar Concepts.

Jamal Maison
5 min readFeb 15, 2023

I lacked self discipline for a lot of years. I let my emotions dictate how I acted a lot of the times.

I’m not who I am today.

A man who just gets shit done regardless of the feeling.

It was a long-time coming *voiceover*

& I’m honestly grateful for that because nothing is worse than lacking self discipline, being aware of it, trying to change it, and noticing it isn’t really working.

What I wish I could tell my younger self; is that self discipline is a drug too.

Even though my vices like sex, drugs, and other activities were what I thought were the most addicting things. I wish I knew at an early time that I could be addicted to self-discipline in the same manner.

Once you are in line with your goals, developed a rhythm, and focused on a certain goal, it actually becomes really difficult to lose that tempo.

This is why you can see entrepreneurs actually become workaholics, and say things like…..

“it’s hard for me to stop working”

“It’s hard for me to loosen up”