Most of us hate discipline. But the truth is, we all need it. And appreciate it, if we do any serious thinking about it at all.
I believe nothing truly great comes without self-discipline. Every symphony composed, every brilliant novel, advances in technology, breakthrough sports achievements and every other extraordinary accomplishment is the result of what preceded it.
And what preceded it is usually something like practice, failure, repetition, or introspection. All of which take self-discipline. And that is what separates the people of bold, daring achievements from the masses of mediocrity.
Prince is one of the most mad genius gifted musicians I’ve ever seen. Albert Pujols does things with a baseball bat that defy logic. Al Pacino delivers performances that move you to rapture or agony, all in the context of a make believe film.
Now you could argue that each one of these people is blessed with a special gift from God. Yet I would argue back that they are co-creators of their greatness. And the trait that developed it was self-discipline. The ironic truth is, freedom comes from discipline.
So how is yours? Give that some thought, and check in below. Then we’ll pick up there on the next post.