Ep.223 | 5 Minute Drill | Overcome This Enemy of Discipline

If you’ve ever felt paralyzed by decisions or just plain frustrated that you can’t keep consistent positive habits, you’re not alone. That’s why I’m diving head first into the topic of discipline this week. Specifically, I’m going to lock in on how constraints can be your greatest ally in your everyday battle to stay disciplined.

I talk about the neuroscience of peak performance and how constraints and limits can trigger flow, reduce cognitive load, and maximize your capacity to do great things. I also discuss the paradox of choice and how easy it is to get caught up in paralysis analysis. If you want to be more disciplined in your life and career so you can achieve your highest potential, then make sure to lock in to today’s Drill.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Understanding the power of constraints in achieving discipline and peak performance.
  • Examining the neuroscience of peak performance and how constraints can trigger flow and reduce cognitive load.
  • Discussing the paradox of choice and paralysis analysis.
  • The role of constraints in Steve Jobs’ success.
  • Providing a practical strategy to maintain discipline.


“Without constraints, you’re essentially asking your brain to act like a squirrel.” – J.R.


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