Wednesday, April 4, 2012
What will you do today? Will you set goals, only to neglect them or have you given up? Do you see your dreams as unattainable? We are all creatures of habit, and when we allow discipline to slide, we find ourselves drifting. Regardless of the desire we have to achieve something, we will not succeed without discipline.
Discipline does not happen overnight. We do not turn things around only through determination. Although determination is a key ingredient, we need to devise a realistic plan. A plan addressing the areas we want to improve and a detailed strategy to achieve it. Every day, we add a bit more to our lifestyle to meet these targets.
For instance, if you haven’t exercised for a while, you aren’t going to run the marathon tomorrow, but you can park the car two blocks from your destination and walk. Keep building on your successes, forgiving your setbacks, and move forward.
When we make small changes, we allow ourselves to succeed. These small successes build on each other and before we know it, we have met and surpassed that unattainable goal.
The only thing separating us from our objectives is a matter of discipline.