This is Why Self-Discipline is Easy (Animated Story)
This is Why Self-Discipline is Easy (Animated Story)

– [Narrator] The secret
is actually very simple. If you want to develop that intense, insane level of discipline, the only thing you need to do is to. (pen scratching) In this video, I’m going to share with you the number one secret
that you need to know in order to become disciplined. And I’m going to do it by sharing
with you a personal story. Back when I was in university, I was the person who would
always do just enough to get by. I did just enough work to
get the grade I wanted. I would hand in my
assignments just on time. And I never went above and
beyond the call of duty. I was what you would call a
minimalist and a procrastinator. However, if there was a deadline, like having an exam in three days, I would become extremely disciplined and I would study nonstop and I would ignore all distractions. I basically became the
Superman of studying, but only for a short time. During these moments of inspiration, I saw that I had the ability
to become very disciplined, more disciplined than the average person was even capable of becoming. Being disciplined was something that I could apparently turn on and off, but I could not do it intentionally and I could never figure
out a way to duplicate it. That is, until I spent a semester studying in Lisbon, Portugal. If you watch my life
changing video, you know that I had spent a semester
studying in Lisbon, Portugal. After I had spent that
semester studying abroad, my life was dramatically
altered from that point on. After I had returned back to Canada, the only thing that I could think about was the next time I
could go traveling again. The idea of going traveling again lit such a fire inside of me that I became obsessed with it. But, there was one thing
that I hated about traveling and that was how much
money you had to spend in order to get all of
those amazing experiences and go to all of those amazing places. And the biggest downside
of going to Portugal was watching my bank account
go down to almost nothing. So, how does one travel
while making money? There is only one way to do it and I had to figure out a
way to make money online. After I had graduated university, I googled how to make money online. That Google search was
the beginning of a journey that would forever change my life. I literally spent 12
hours every single day in front of my computer reading blogs, books, watching videos,
sending out emails, trying to learn as much
as I possibly could from anything and anyone. I spent six months doing this. I worked 12 to 14 hours every single day taking breaks to only go
to the gym and to eat. I didn’t have a girlfriend. I didn’t have a social life. And in my friends’ eyes,
I’d basically vanished from the face of the earth. My hard work paid off and
after those six months, I had achieved my goal and I was making a full-time income online. During those six months,
my friends and family would often say to me, I have
never seen you work this hard. How are you capable of doing this? And my mom would say,
“Where was this work ethic “and discipline when
you were in university?” And this was a fair question. How did I go from not being
able to study for 30 minutes to being able to work
nonstop for 12 hours a day? It’s because I had found
something called my north star. I had finally found something that I was working towards
each and every single day and it was something
that I actually wanted. The reason why I could
not really achieve this when it came to my academics was because I had never really cared about getting some letter that
was supposed to tell me and the rest of the world how smart I was. But, what I did care about
was meeting amazing people from all over the world, learning
about different cultures, going to places that you only read about in magazines and post cards, and I was doing all
this while saving money. That is what I cared about. Whenever I told someone
that I make my money online, a very common response would
be, I can never do that. I don’t have that kind of discipline. And that was always so
funny for me to hear because, as you could probably guess, I never really considered
myself a very disciplined person and I always thought to myself, well, if you wanted this
lifestyle as much as I did, of course you would develop the discipline to get things done. You just don’t want the
lifestyle as much as I do. And I’m not saying this an arrogant way or trying to be cocky
or anything like that, I’m just saying it in a factual way. Someone could have the
goal to become a doctor. I personally would not be able to develop the kind of discipline it takes in order to achieve that
goal because I don’t want it. That does not make me
an undisciplined person. It just makes me someone who wants something different from him. I think something that
people need to realize is once you find something
that you really want in life or you discover the type of
business you want to create or the type of body you want to have, you won’t have a huge
problem of staying dedicated or disciplined because
you will want to do it. And even when you don’t feel
like doing the productive thing or you will start to lose
motivation or interest, which is inevitable to
happen at some point, you will still do it
because you will remember how much you want to achieve this goal. So, the secret is actually very simple. If you want to develop that intense, insane level of discipline,
the only thing you need to do is to find your north star, not your parents’ north star
they they settle for you, no the north star that you think society would like the most, but your north star. The only person who knows what
your north star is, is you. At the end of your life,
you will not regret pursuing that thing that
you always wanted to do or that little thing that
you at least wanted to try. Follow it no matter how
crazy or weird it may seem to other people, you don’t
wanna die with regret. If you enjoyed this video,
please leave it a like and, of course, leave me a comment because I respond to
basically every single comment and I love to engage with you guys. As always, thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next one. (gentle music)

100 thoughts on “This is Why Self-Discipline is Easy (Animated Story)”

  1. Mitch Manly says:

    What's your north star?

  2. Vadim Vadim says:

    thank you mitch)

  3. Pauline Payawal says:

    How do you find this north star, and how do you keep yourself wanting to have this certain "goal"?

  4. Vicente Martin says:

    This may sound shallow but I just want to be good looking. I want that muscle body and to be young and attractive.

  5. Farbberatung Isabell says:

    I love the video. I have to figure out what my north star is. Mine is my fiancee and building a house 😍

  6. Ahmed M. Abdallah says:

    I love you content. Inspiring!

  7. DEVAKI NANDAN! says:

    You are saying that we need to love the process

  8. Ade Wale says:


  9. Vinayak Cool says:

    How u make money online

  10. mohamed seif says:

    Any ideas on how to create a comicbook blog or page ?

  11. Freaked one says:

    At this point my North Star is to get the best grade in my SSC examination (an important board exam for 10th grade students) and then get selected for the best College ( we call 11th and 12th grade college) in the country. But sometimes I lose motivation or just feel. Lazy to do anything. can any of you help me? I'm already in 10th grade. My grades aren't pretty bad but I think if I can avoid distraction and my handwriting was fast and beautiful I would get a lot better results . Any. Advice?

  12. Amol Bharat says:

    Great video
    Thanks for our.
    What are few great ways to find out our north star and anchor to it in othello to build a perfect self discipline?

  13. Dmitry Volkov says:

    Love it ! Is is so easy that many people do not realize it. We all seeking for complicated thing forgetting to keep it simple. Thanks a lot for this video !

  14. Mike vamper says:

    Hi sir, I'm inspired by your story. Thank u so much for the vedio 😁😁

  15. Jasmine Forschner says:

    Wow great video!! Very inpirational!! I would love love love to talk more about how you developed and honed your discipline! I want to be financially free or at least stable to travel and experience my life the way i know it was meant to be, please drop me a line at [email protected] if you have the time to talk more!

  16. Vikas Khanna says:

    what kind a job you working?

  17. Big Taco says:

    Jeez I always tell everyone how easy self disciple is. Right before I open a bag of chips and take a Nap.

  18. Parth Patel says:

    Ya work for what you want in life nd which we are interested.

  19. Tylerx king18 says:


  20. kimia yavari says:

    Hi I hope you’ll read this I’m from Iran which is a really poor country I mean economical wise and otherwise . I want to Get out of this country come to America and become a Hollywood actress I Have been working on my English and achieved a really good level in English But the thing is it requires a very good grade in a Particular exam that will be taken after high school . Through that good grade I could apply for My citizenship . Although I do have this dream but I haven’t shared it with anyone else and I keep telling myself that This is too much and I can’t afford it Oh God I don’t know why am I writing this I just wanted to share it with you do you think it’s stupid or Could happen to me someday To become aHollywood actress is my goal not going to the best Universities in my country and if I won’t make it I would be really depressed please answer my question sorry for being talkative

  21. Romeo msfg says:

    Bro, what is the thing that you actually do online to generate $?

  22. Baris Ozgen says:

    I found so many things about myself in this video. I have been all through what you've been through, and you just made me realize I should put more of the north stars after another. Thanks a lot!

  23. Spongebob Squarepants says:

    Well yeah duh. How do you discipline yourself on doing things you don’t want to do tho😂

  24. Johnny MayHymn says:

    how do you find your north star?

  25. Burcu E says:

    thank you for this great video and the effort!!! you are soooo right!! you are discribing me actually…any suggestions on finding "your north star"??? i am desperate… 🙁

  26. Wh at says:

    The key is not being interested in something. Thats just a lie everyone has learned and keep telling. Procastinating has more to do with you being stuck in your comfortzone than you not being motivated to do something. Even if you get motivated what you will tell yourself is "oh nvm I can do that later". So selfdicipline is all about meditating and FOCUSING on the goal. That is exactly what self dicipline is. you train ur mind to FOCUS on ONLY working on your goal and that is how you get disciplined

  27. Στεφανος Νκ says:

    5:33 youre welcome

  28. StarLegends Adventures Travel & Tours says:

    i love this video..

  29. D N V Raghavendra Sai Surisetti says:

    what is north star??never heard about it

  30. XezolPL says:

    Me watching this instead of programming … 😀

  31. Scott Swalwell says:

    You also want to add in some tactics to build your self-discipline. You can train your self discipline and get it stronger and stronger to the point where you can do things even when you don't feel like it. It's a habit

  32. Kadek Salendri says:

    Cool. More videos please 😁😍

  33. Sang Nguyen says:

    So could you make a video on how to set up a North star tutorial ??

  34. charanjiv rana says:

    any way to work online and earn ?

  35. Neelam Kandwal says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your meaningful experience with us

    Will always support you! Keep it going🙂

  36. Luna Girl says:

    I'm assuming you look like your avatar? Lol it's a cutie btw especially with the voice..anyways sry for sounding shallow and all..gave my two cents on this channel due to where I discovered you from 😁🙂🙄 hope you have a nice day mate!

  37. Eric Omondi says:

    You never showed us the way to make cash online

  38. FeelFree3 says:

    In this case it is about getting the money and use those money to do what you want but what about doing what you love to earn money?

  39. Quoc-Hung Nguyen says:

    Thanks for a great sharing, Mitch Manly!

  40. Nydia Givens says:

    What were some online jobs you recommend when seeking to take that leap. That connect you with light and passion work.

  41. Sejal says:

    When you have clarity you don't need motivation. Now the question is how to get clarity?

  42. Phoenix N says:

    It's like finding your purpose of your life

  43. arney linson says:

    this video ia not helping at all, thx bud

  44. Ash Kan says:

    lol how much money it takes to travel from Canada?
    lol, your first world challenges are so cute

  45. Dhruv Gehlot says:

    Truly Inspiring Videos! Thanks A Lot!

  46. Pain vinsmoke says:

    hahahah…Am i the only one who does not at all know about… what do i really need or want?

  47. Wasim Khan says:

    Anyone interested in online trading.hit me up

  48. djxput says:

    Im sorry but Im going to be blunt here. Your story is nice and all but this has nothing to do with discipline, your mom might have said the word to you but she didnt understand. IMO it doesnt take discipline to go after something you really want and have the strong desire and energy to achieve. Discipline is doing what it take to get the things you want even when you dont want to do them; so if you said to me that you become so disciplined that you staying in school and finished your degree that would be the correct usage. Else what you did is let your passion and motivation fuel your work ethic…

  49. Bogdan Kinzhal says:

    How did you make money online?
    Would really like to know so that I too can fuel my dreams.

  50. Raul Oscar says:

    Would you please help me, I feel am gonna die, I wanna make money online

  51. Raul Oscar says:

    Do you have a insta account please

  52. Pat says:

    Well said man. I agree a lot of the things in life that pushed me was motivation.
    I wanted a TV for my room when I was 16 to have my own space at home or nook and I must have worked at my student gas station job for weeks saving every dollar I had.

    Same when I wanted to move out. Same for going on a trip. It's silly how easy it is to just motivate yourself with the end goal.

    It's like running a 100 meter race and there's a fog at the first 60. Just remember the good part and push yourself. Well said. 🙂

  53. Leonardo F Fraga says:

    This is so true…
    I love to create!
    I had a job as a programmer… I hated most of the time, and it wasn't a bad job, it wasn't. I thought for a long time that I was lazy, couldn't even work in peace… And I quite and starting creating games, indie games o/
    Man… I wake up around 6AM, and only stop working on my game around 6~10PM, when i top to spend the rest of the night with my wife. And the main reason it's because doesn't feels like work, I just love it! When I'm at the good part (even the dream job has it's bad parts) I rather work on my game then actually play games, and I do love playing game, I reaaally do!

  54. Nathan Miller says:

    What did you do online to make money?

  55. Dzhokina Dzhokina says:


  56. Belle Phillips says:

    Hey Mitch,
    My North Star is super dumb but I think I want to do acting. It sounds so dumb and superficial though and I totally understand.
    I’m 15, a high achieving student with my grades and I’m aiming to do my best and become more discipline and study more and more. I’m gradually reaching my study goal but like what you said, living with no regrets. And I don’t think acting is possible for me, but if actors got the same wage as a regular person or a grocery person. I would still want to do acting, but it’s like aiming to be a doctor, and I don’t know the information and tactics that it takes to be an actor. And I know I can’t have do it, and it takes them years to maybe become good. But it’s always something I’ve wanted to do, at school there is drama but I’ve put learning a language and pursuing music instead, but it’s not what I love. And I’m pursing psychology next year since it’s interesting but I would much rather do drama.

    What should I do? And if I do try to pursue acting as a hobby, I’m not sure how I can keep it a secret because I’m embarrassed since I have a lot of self doubt about myself and the people I hang around I guess.

    But what do you suggest? 15 year old girl who wants to pursue their dream as a hobby maybe? Hmm not sure, but I’m hoping for any advice from you.
    Thanks!! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day

  57. Fellow 9yr/o says:

    I don't want it…but I need how to make me want it? Any tip

  58. Dario Facchini says:

    I cannot find "Masculine Man's Life…" video

  59. l v says:

    what was your online business?

  60. Pratik The Swagger says:

    Thanks for the video❤

  61. Percy J. Aran says:

    Thank you for sharing..
    God speed!

  62. Starigniter says:

    So…. you are making money online by doing this videos, right?

  63. Denis Doan says:

    So how much money do you do now?

  64. Nalomeli Kukui says:

    I have no idea what I want to do, if anything

  65. Supar KillSwitch says:

    When you are lazy is me when I’m super discipline

  66. Kirubel Zebene says:

    That's is, starting is not

  67. Dante Alighieri says:

    Brilliant! Thank Youfor the amazing workYou do!

  68. Shiraz Razi says:

    As a passionate engineering student, there are parts that I absolutely love (some core mechanical engineering courses), while there are parts that I do not want to invest any time into (such as math and economics courses) . Therefore I lack motivation to work hard on these specific courses, and sometimes have received awful grades for them.

    In general, when you have found your North star, there will still be things within it that you may not like, but you'll still have to do them. What's your advice on changing that perspective and/or finding motivation in these things.


  69. Filip Bartoš Cro says:

    You are really smart dude i really enjoy your videos.

  70. Khayri Howell says:

    Thank you 🌟🔥

  71. John Mandrake says:

    from one stranger to the next, you're a pretty awesome person, you know that?

  72. parul vats says:

    Trust me this video demotivated me cause I am a student

  73. angel dkhar says:

    Thank you for this video. I'm currently studying for a very important exam and this got me motivated. The exam is not exactly my north star but it's a medium to help me achieve it so it's still very important. Thank you so much 😊

  74. nick wu says:

    WOW … a living example of just like what "the 4 hour work week" described.

  75. Gabriel Goh says:

    The north star is the end result of something Good, something you want. Just like what the Bible stated, focus on the end, His coming. Don’t focus on the process you are going through. We go through so much tough situations in our life, hatred, depression, failures, etc. But we have to pull through all these problems we face and have faith in Him, trust Him, Obey Him and submit ourselves to Him, God. He is our light 💡 to guide us through our darkness. He put us through the darkest so that we may be built stronger physically, mentally and faithfully in Him. We NEED to focus on the Good ending, His second coming. Once we focus on the “north star”, the good ending, we will forget about all these dark moments we are going through and we will work hard to get to the very end. Whoever’s reading this, I wish you all the best and have faith in the Lord. Remember, God is always there by your side, even when you think that He is not there with you, He is. So stay strong 💪!

  76. Gajan Rajah says:

    Great video which motivated me !!!

  77. j B-Y says:

    As you said "only you know your North star." But what if you don't know your North star?

  78. Sikapiek Gilles says:

    Thank you

  79. Donna Palma says:

    I want , to can you teach me how? To make money online?

  80. Cryptics iOS says:

    How to have the motivation to study instead of working out? 🙂

  81. Dan Roldan says:

    Thank you

  82. eslam solom says:

    very useful video ..

  83. Phan Tường Vân says:

    Thanks for video!😍😊

  84. Aakash Chauhan says:

    Unable to find my north star i am a kind of person who is motivated by each every new thing i see

  85. nyawo / foot says:

    Tnx @mitch… 🍻

  86. Aly M says:

    Who wants to be my friend??

  87. aditya thakur says:

    You didn't really develop self discipline. You always had it. You say so in the video that when you needed to, you could study hard for 3-4 days just before an exam. That means you always had self discipline and just didn't have a goal that you thought was worthwhile to pursue. Once you found that goal, your north star as you say, you just used the self discipline that you always had to achieve success.
    People who don't have self discipline aren't able to pursue their goals, even though they think it's worthwhile. Unlike many people saying in the comment section, not being able to work hard on your goals doesn't mean you don't really want them. That's kind of victim blaming.
    As for my two cents, I think self discipline is like a muscle. You need to train it, in order for it to become strong. I can bet that you trained your self discipline unknowingly when you were a kid. That muscle was already strong in you when you decided to pursue your passion. It would be interesting to know if as a kid you were able to resist instant gratification when you wanted the delayed gratification enough.

  88. crazymama&jr theExplorer says:

    Wonderful videos

  89. Anupi MJ says:

    This video felt like it was meant for me.. And I just set out in the journey to finding my north star cause I discovered that truth myself 😍😍😍😘 Thank you for the confirmation !!!! ❤❤❤❤❤

  90. priyam rai says:

    Hey you just gave me my north star i guess 🤩

  91. Nikel One says:

    Can U teach me how to make money online?

  92. JP Bushcraft and survival reviews says:

    I've been trying to find that for years and I still can't find it

  93. Lord Dracul says:

    I'm not sure what my north star is. Guess I have to look within before I can look north, right?

  94. Muhammad Haziq Zainuddin says:

    How to make money online?

  95. Rupak Chatterjee says:

    Hey Mitch, great video – good story – cool graphics – how did you do the graphics – request some guidance on this – thanks. Rupak ([email protected])

  96. Ardiansyah - says:

    My mom often advice me dicipline but i always reject, but when i freedom lost my control i always aware of dicipline myself

    My mom advice me wake up early i always lazy. But why when i lost my self i always wake up so early

    I am school never get good value, but i often learn otodidak and make creativity is the best rather than school. I don't know what so struggle i getting best value in my school just make me confusing and stress, why. It's wierd

    In school i'am so stupid and always got bullying, but why i even make best creation without knowledge from school

    I'm so happiness sleep in tent rather than my house. Past i grade school i make tent in beside my house, it's so stupid but so excited

    Past when i childhood My mom give me sweet potato but i reject. But i ever steal sweet potato my neighborhood and i grilled with my friends to eat together

    Actually i'm so stupid but i brilliant, i can't do what i must to do, but i can do it with my heart and instink


  97. Joshua Chol says:

    Thanks my nature lol😂😂

  98. Saravana Ramesh says:

    It's really make me feel motivate

  99. Mohsin Ali Vakil says:

    You are so right my dear….. Without your North Star you can't develop passion to work hard….. Thanks a lot and God Bless you…..

  100. Old is Gold says:

    i'm high as fuck and thought the video was a meme

    Am I right?

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