Wednesday, April 06, 2011
I was once told that discipline is nothing more than following through with orders/commands. Typically, the greater the consequence, the greater the discipline. We are disciplined to go to work, meet deadlines, etc to avoid being fired. We are disciplined to feed, bathe and clothe our kids so DCF doesn't come take them. We are even disciplined to pay our bills to avoid those oh so annoying phone calls, forclosure, or reposessions (ok well most of us)
Self discipline is a totally different story. Noone is going to give a rats ass if I don't go do my run today. I REALLY don't want to do my run. It's late, it's hot, I have 2 hours to myself (kids gone) and I just don't want to. There isn't an immediate payoff (or consequence) for my decision and that makes it harder to be disciplined.
Reality is, successful people are disciplined people. I know if I want to successfully reach my goals of getting toned, being more fit and losing my "winter coat" I need to be disciplined.
*sigh* I'll be back in an hour, I'm going out for my run and I'm going to feel better for it when I'm done!