Root of Discipline

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

— Abraham Heschel —

The opening quote is so spot on.

To what do you need to say no?


Proverbs 25:28, “Like a city whose walls are broken through, is a person who lacks self-control.”


Plan – A dream/goal remains a dream until it is put into writing. Putting your dream or goal in writing is the first step in creating a PLAN to achieve it. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Effort—Turning your dream/goal into reality requires a commitment to consistent and focused effort toward executing your plan. Nothing great in life happens without working hard.

Attitude—If you believe you will achieve your dream, your chances of achieving it exponentially increase. Always remember that your attitude determines your altitude in life.

Community – Nothing great in life happens by doing it alone. The chances of achieving your dream expand as your COMMUNITY of positive mentors and coaches expand. You become the average of the five people you spend the most time with…and yes, spending time with “people” through books and instructional videos factors into your average.

Energy—Chasing and achieving your dream requires optimal mental, physical, and spiritual ENERGY. So put your dream in God’s hands and focus on nurturing your mental and physical well-being.

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