“Patience is not the virtue. Discipline is.”
Discipline is not reserved for the military for martial artists. Whereas patience is our anchor for holding steady through the storm, it is our discipline that pushes us forward.
Discipline to our commitments, regardless of how large or seemingly small.
Discipline to our values, staying true to ourselves in both our best and worst moments.
Discipline to the details, when there’s every excuse in the world to “let it slide”.
Patience is a subset of a deeper practice. That of discipline.