This morning I didn´t feel like going running. It was wet, gloomy and cold outside. I was trying to come up with every reason in the world why I shouldn´t have to go running.
Well as it turned out I couldn´t come up with a good enough reason or excuse why I shouldn´t exercise and besides that my two, 4-legged girls were ready to go. Rain or shine, they are always ready to go walking or running. They are great helpers when it comes to staying on task with my exercising schedule.
Discipline is what we are going to talk about today.
It is a dreaded word by a lot of people
So what is discipline?
Discipline is simply doing what you know needs to be done even when you don´t want to do it.
A few great quotes......
"With self-discipline most anything is possible."
- Theodor Roosevelt
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."
- Jim Rohn
"The first and best victory is to conquer self"
We live in a society built around convenience. The downside to this is that it has made us lazy. The desire to set a goal and to accomplish it is there, but the self-sacrifice needed to make your goal into reality, isn´t.
If you attempt to accomplish a goal based on when it is convenient for you....you will be running around in a giant hamster wheel chasing your goals and your dreams without any chance of ever accomplishing them.
A great way to develop self-discipline is to make a habit to do things you should be doing when you feel the laziest. Every time you feel really lazy, do the opposite of what you really feel like doing.
Isn´t it about time you stopped making excuses....and if you don´t do it NOW - "later" is not going to happen.
Excuses mean that you are not committed. It also means that you are not taking responsibility for your life.
I think Jim Rohn said it best.....
"Everyone must choose one of two pains:
The pain of discipline or the pain of regret."
I don´t know about you...but I don´t want to ever live with regrets, so I will choose the pain of discipline.
At the end of the day, our excuses are what is keeping us from accomplishing our goals that we said we wanted to accomplish.
Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach