Saturday, 27 July 2013

Genesis; Discpline

Hello, did you miss the first part of the gist? check it Here

I actually thought of writing about Competition/Comparison after reading some back and forth argument on a tech site but later changed my mind. And because Ayobami Sholola has written a little bit about Comparison.

"Effective leadership is putting
first things first. Effective
management is discipline,
carrying it out" - Stephen Covey

Now that you have been able to navigate the waters of insecurity, doubt and you have been able to get yourself out of frustration. Can we now be focused?

Exercising self-discipline can make the difference between an averagely talented person doing something amazing with their lives and a naturally talented person realizing very little of their potential. Many times people don't pursue more self discipline until they're in trouble. Natural talent counts for little unless it's supercharged by self-discipline.

"It's easy to have faith in yourself
and have discipline when you're
a winner, when you're number
one. What you got to have is
faith and discipline when you're
not a winner" -Vince Lombardi

Repeating discipline is what makes it discipline. Without the repetition, its not discipline. Remember, this is just the genesis, whatever you do now is what you are likely to do for a long time.
If you want to kill your excuses, get disciplined.  Discipline doesnt depend on your feelings. It's not whether you like it or not. You must train yourself to look past the constant nodding of your feelings and just push forward. Self discipline is all about doing what you don't want to do, but need to do. Things that will give you a better quality of life are worth pursuing.  Let not your feeling determine your discipline. People say do it when it feels right, huh? No, do it when it doesn't feel right.

Self-discipline is the cornerstone of effectiveness in life. You cannot allow yourself to make excuses or justify not doing what you should do.

Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

If we increase in self discipline then we have more control on starting out.

I am a reader

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  1. If you want rest/enjoyment tomorrow, do today what is meant to be done today so that you don't have to labour/suffer tomorrow.

    Self discipline is the key.
    I've learnt some new things tho.

    1. Am glad, you were able to pick something. Thanks for reading.

  2. Very well written, well done Oga Wale.

  3. Discipline doesn't depend on your feelings....... I learned the hard way.