How do you attain personal mastery (discipline) that results in a better life — more time for health, hobbies and friends?

Many people are stuck in their day jobs, wondering about the freedom that is unattainable. How many people can deal with downward mobility, and survive on the bare minimum?

Recently, I went down the path of the unconventional. Taking the road less travelled and exercising discipline is the key to freedom. By exercising discipline, I realised what is essential and what is extraneous. I started to cut down greatly on my…