The word discipline means the ability to control oneself or ones weakness, or is the ability to control yourself and to make yourself work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell you what to do.
Mostly at the beginning of a year we all set goals we would want to achieve by the end of the year, thus setting up goals which will require us to be committed, be ready to do whatever needs to be done in order to be able to achieve the set goal. The final thing we need is to disciplined in doing all those.
Now sometimes life gets tough for us like throughout last night to this morning for me, my mind was blurred and I told myself right before retiring to bed “I’ve got to skip posting tomorrow, because I cannot even think straight”. But today I took a look back at why I created this blog, and what I want to achieve, and I realized its not only about me and what I feel. Its about knowing the impart of this on those readers that visit my page each Sunday to know what I have for them, and no excuse can be tangible enough to be why I could not post, being it sickness, mourning, broken, happy or sad, tight schedule. I HAVE TO BE DISCIPLINED ENOUGH TO POST because someone is waiting and it can not be postponed.
Discipline is the only bridge between Goals and Accomplishment. It is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to do it, regardless of your emotional state. We can always have tangible excuses to why we can not get something done, but our excuses becomes our setbacks and finally failure.
Each thing we do requires discipline, including getting out of bed which can sometimes be the most difficult and without discipline we fail at everything. The Bible talks about time and specify that there is time for everything we do, the most important thing is to do the right thing at the right time. For one to be time conscious the person needs to be disciplined, a person who notes and sticks to his or her time schedules.
As sad it may be, a lot of us will end the year with no goal accomplished and probably push it forward to the following year as their resolution and the cycle continue because they see discipline as a painful practice. Mind you, the pain of self discipline will never be as Great as the pain of REGRET.
You can not stick to your comfort zone if you have set goals to accomplish. You can not keep postponing if you want to make a change. You can not let the pain make you stop if you want to win. You need to do the work others are not willing or ready to do and you will get the things others will not have and that is being disciplined. You need to master the act of self control and you will have the power to control almost everything.
So Get Up! Do what requires to be done now, NOW, not later nor tomorrow because Discipline requires acting in the now. Success requires great discipline and hard work.
Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST