We all want a lot out of life. We should. In the end we all want to look back and say we lived a full life. One with more experiences in the plus column rather than the negative one.
But with all things in life it requires some discipline. Sometimes a lot of discipline. Either way I think that the word gets a bad rap because many view it with negative connotations.
See, I am not talking about full blown military Drill Sergeant type of discipline. I am not talking about someone controlling your every move and you loathing to hear their voice. Many of us don’t require that.
No, I am talking about having enough self discipline to accomplish your goals. To come up with some type of structure in the pursuit of everything your want and need in life. But to not just want it all right now.
See our biggest problem is most of us live in a society that thrives of instant gratification. A lot of us want success now without having to expend too much energy.
Some of you are shaking your heads at me. That’s fine because you know I am right. Look around at your friends. The ones who are disciplined are often talked about as being out of touch with reality.
No, they are perfectly intuned with themselves and reality. They know that they are sacrificing a little now to gain and bigger reward later. And it all is about discipline.
The discipline to wait for the reward and stick to the plan. See, discipline is your consistency. Your staying power.
The reason to get out of the bed in the morning. The reason and the fuel to keep going day in and day out. Especially when you don’t want to.
Discipline gives you longevity in this life. It will help you to mature and take responsibility for your actions. It will calm you down and keep your hand steady when you need it most.
I want us all to succeed in life. Let’s just all be disciplined in our approach.