Ego tells you “I can do whatever I want in life”.
Resistance (the inner critic) says “You can’t do s@#t”
or sometimes it is neither, we are too lazy…
Discipline will overcome all.
Decide to do it, and don’t stop.
Have you ever listened to people make excuses over and over again?
It is harder to recognize in yourself, be mindful of it and recognize when the critic or lazy person is casting a vote.
Yes, all of this could be attributed to a mix of Steven Pressfield, Jocko Willink, David Goggins, and many others.
But it does work.