Warrior Rule # 3

Don’t be fooled by shortcuts, commit to the long haul.

We can’t achieve anything of true value without having this ability firmly in place. Learning to have clear intention, and applying the necessary daily actions to accomplish them is the underlying framework needed for continuous progress and evolution.

When we learn how to pull back and get an objective perspective on our life as a whole we can see what’s working and what isn’t. We can navigate towards what it is that we say we want, and away from massive detours or dead ends that keep us in a never-ending loop.

It takes

S e l f – D i s c i p l i n e

to achieve what our hearts desire.

This means instead of looking for the shortcuts, we commit to follow the steps along the path’s we’ve selected.

We practice. We research. We learn. We apply.

We understand that the most important aspect of getting to the places we want to go, is keeping our mind focused in that direction.

And if we get knocked off track, we always stand back up and redirect.

No matter the endeavor, we will see it come into our reality as long as we commit to doing whatever it takes to reach that mile marker. One thing I always remind myself of when I feel like I’m walking in circles, is that if every destination I dreamed of was so easy to find – it wouldn’t be half as exciting when I reached it.


Write a list of things you’d really like to have happen or aquire.

Start with the smallest of things, all the way to the biggest.

Accept that each of these intentions is 100% in your grasp, but you must first believe that in order for them to manifest in your reality.

Write down the logical steps it’s going to take to see these intentions come to fruition, and then commit to following through with no attachment to how long it’s going to take to get there.

Just know you will arrive if you stay the course.

Published by amiblackford

I'm a YA author-illustrator who loves character-drive stories with unique voices. I love writing stories that have something to say of value that my reader can take away and use in their own lives. I love to cook, dance, sing and spend time with my teenager and husband watching sci-fi and fantasy flicks.

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