What do you think when you hear the word discipline? If you look up the word, it has often something to do with the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience. Discipline is commonly applied to regulating human or even an animal to behave in a certain way the society or environment wants. When I read these words it does not make me jump out of joy, unless I think about how disciplined my dog Merlin is.
Discipline and performance
Self discipline and the ability to perform correlates totally. If you can keep a commitment to yourself, hold all promises to your yourself, meet deadlines according to your own agreement, this is essential for performance. This is self discipline. At the center of bringing any dream into reality is self discipline.
Discipline and Freedom
Maybe discipline and freedom seems to be totally on the opposite scale to each other. As a consequence of many hours practice and constantly keeping your word to yourself comes freedom. True freedom is purchased at the price of self discipline. The only one that controls you then, is you yourself. Then you have total freedom.
Shift and change requires discipline
If you want to change something in your life and have no discipline, you will not reach the target you have set out for yourself. Say you want to loose weight, become the number one golf player in the world, stop smoking or grow your company to a certain goal you will need discipline. This requires a constant work on yourself. The shift you make, when you start, will change your whole life. When you realize the freedom and the power and the command this gives you, you will always want to hold on to this committed lifestyle.
All you ever wanted
It is basic fundamentals that you do over and over and over. If you show up every day for the dreams that you want, you can have anything. But you have to want it seriously enough to do the tasks daily, that will take you to your goal. The same routines every day. Are you ready for that? Are you ready for your dreams? Are your willing be disciplined? Are you up to go after it and do it daily, to get where you want to get?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Where did the discipline take you?
Lots of love