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If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
-- Frank A. Clark


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Habit of discipline

You can make a difference. You can do it with discipline.

In the short term you’re able to endure actions or situations that are less than desirable for the purpose of creating highly desirable gains in the long term. That’s discipline, and it can be leveraged to an almost infinite degree.

Whatever you seek to achieve, create, or experience, discipline can get you there. The real, enduring power of discipline comes when you make it into a habit.

Once you do that, what originally seemed like a big, burdensome sacrifice becomes an expected part of your life, and not so bad after all. As you experience more and more benefits from your habit of discipline, that further motivates you to continue it.

There’s some small sacrifice you can make today, tomorrow, the next day and the next, that will eventually lead to big rewards. In this way, you can choose again and again to invest in your future.

What areas of your life could benefit from the power of discipline? You have what it takes to make that happen.

— Ralph Marston

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