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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln
 

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Activate self-discipline

Six months from now, what actions will you be thankful you took today? Two years from now, what temptations will you be thankful you resisted today?

In the current moment, self-discipline can feel like a bother, an imposition that cramps your style. Yet over time, it feels like satisfaction, achievement, strength, confidence.

Your choices today have a major impact on the quality of your future. Now is your opportunity to make the choices that lead to a desirable future.

This moment will be over soon, but its consequences can continue for your whole life. Make the choices now that lead to consequences you’ll be glad to live with.

When you’re in the moment, it’s tempting to live only for the moment. Yet you have the power, you have the choice, to do much better than that.

Exercise that power, activate your self-discipline, and do your future self a big favor. Act now to create the best consequences for your whole life, for today, for tomorrow, and for years to come.

— Ralph Marston

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