Temperance is about living a simple, modest life. It’s about forging fortitude and self-control in all aspects except toughness and determination. We owe it to ourselves, to our goals, to the game, to keep going.
To keep pushing. To stay pure. To be tough. To conquer our bodies before they conquer us.” To begin developing the virtue of temperance,
When you have trouble waking up, when you find it hard, remind yourself of who you come from, remind yourself of the tradition, remind yourself of what is at stake. Think of how lucky you are. Be glad to be awake (because it’s better than the alternative, which we’ll all greet one day).
Feel the joy of being able to do what you love. Cherish the time. But most of all, use it.