22-233 Discipline

Today’s Mandala
Discipline

“Discipline is the bridge between
goals and accomplishment.”

— Jim Rohn

“To enjoy good health,
to bring true happiness to one’s family,
to bring peace to all,
one must first discipline
and control one’s own mind.
If a [person] can control [their] mind
[they] can find the way
to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue
will naturally come to [them].”

— Buddha

“It [is] character that [gets] us out of bed,
commitment that [moves] us into action,
and discipline that [enables] us
to follow through.”

— Zig Ziglar

Today’s MotD reminds us of the virtue of discipline, in particular: self-discipline. From Mindtools.com: “Self-discipline is the ability to push yourself forward, stay motivated, and take action, regardless of how you’re feeling, physically or emotionally.

Our challenge becomes focusing on our goals (dreams, etc), recognizing the obstacles in our way (most likely they’re fear-based or just plain-ole bad habits), strategizing obstacle workarounds, and moving forward a step-at-a-time.

Also from Mindtools.com they offer up five steps to develop self-discipline:

  1. Choose a goal.
  2. Find your motivation.
  3. Identify obstacles.
  4. Replace old habits.
  5. Monitor your progress.

We are our own worst enemy or we are our own best cheerleader. Which do we choose to be?

“With self-discipline
most anything is possible.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Blessings,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this and an “after” side view

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s