Discipline is defined as “activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training, the rigor or training effect of experience, and training to act and behavior in accord with rules of conduct.”
Discipline is not a dirty word. Discipline is the key element found in every successful person. All successful people have disciplined themselves to do what they have to do to get what they love. They have disciplined themselves to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
Ministers have disciplined themselves to get up hours in the morning to spend time with God. They have set certain times to read their Bibles.
It may take a little time to discipline yourself to get up earlier. You may have to start out with just 15 minutes for a month. Then, move it up to 30 minutes, and so forth.
“The greatest journey starts with the smallest step.”
You may have big dreams and visions. And, you may need to break these down into smaller goals to achieve them. But, whatever it is, you need to start somewhere. That takes discipline.
You need to train yourself to turn off the television for 30 minutes a day and spend that time reading that book you wanted to read, or spend that time with your family. What difference that would make!
You need to train yourself to not eat that one extra cookie or brownie. You may have set a goal for yourself to lose so many pounds in so much time. (Make sure it is a realistic goal, or you will discourage yourself and give up.) Break that large number down into smaller goals, then take the first step.
It all takes discipline.