Discipline = Punishment?

How do you feel when you hear the word “discipline?”

Good, bad, indifferent? 

To me,  discipline feels like punishment.

In fact, that’s another definition of the word!

And yet we all hear again and again, “you’ve got to have discipline to be successful.”

But Screw That!

The rebel inside of me wants to run the other direction when she hears that.

My eyes roll up in my head and I feel heavy, and weighted down. 

“If that’s what it takes to be successful. Screw that!!”

I bet you have a little bit of this rebel inside of you….

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Discipline Feels Harsh

When the rebel hears “discipline” she envisions stern teachers, drill sergeants, or the harsh tone and words of your parents from when you were young.

You see, especially when you come from a background with any type of harshness and judgment from a parental figure, you’re very likely going to have a reaction to words like “discipline.”

But you’ve had this expectation, because of the toxicity & trauma, that to be successful it’s got to be “hard” and that you have to drive yourself toward accomplishment through harshness.

But that’s just not true. 

The Solution

The solution?

It’s flipping the entire concept on its head and understanding that you don’t really need “discipline.”

Yep, you heard that right! 

You don’t need discipline in order to be successful. 

The Alternative To Discipline

What you really need is commitment.

When you’re committed to doing something.

Fully decided.

Fully on board.

You do it.

And it feels GOOD to do it.

And you persist and keep moving. 

Not becuase you have to, but becuase you want to. 

Not because you feel guilty and ashamed of yourself. But because you know you’re worth it. 

It Can Be Easy

Accomplishing your goal doesn’t have to feel like a big forced drag of an endeavor.

Because you’re moving TOWARD what you want (your goal).

Rather than moving away from what you don’t want (the idea of someone disciplining you).

The best type of motivation is always feeling motivated in the creation of something, rather than running from something (this is a key tenet of manifestation). 

So don’t feel bad if you’ve never jammed with the idea of discipline.

Most people from harsh backgrounds don’t.

There are ways you can adapt and make achieving your desires FUN and EASY while leaving nasty words like “discipline” by the roadside. 


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Hi! I’m Dr. Ash

I help women who come from challenging backgrounds that have conditioned them to put others first to live a “hell yes” life where they leave the shoulds behind. My clients learn to live a passion-filled, turned-on, lit-up life where everything is possible and to connect with their own intuitive genius.

To stop prioritizing other people’s opinions, to give themselves permission to go after their own desires, to be deeply self-expressed, self-confident, vibrant, and to release the limiting beliefs that have made them feel selfish or self-centered for putting themselves first in the past.

I have my Ph.D. in psychology, was the director of two multi-million dollar international coach training schools. She’s powerfully psychic and has over a decade of experience helping hundreds of people transform to feeling passionate, vibrant, fulfilled, and joyful.