What is discipline and why is it so important in life? Let us take a look at the meaning of discipline in our Webster Dictionary.
Discipline-1. The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience. 2. The controlled behavior resulting from discipline. 3. Activity or experience that provides mental or physical training.
Daily Wisdom Word Definition of Discipline: Training oneself to be strong, able to stick to a schedule and routine.
For the purposes of this post, the kind of discipline we are going to share about is being disciplined with oneself. Right now, I am losing weight, and doing my best to get back into my exercise program. It is amazing how powerful fear is. I used to go to an exercise class, that I love, and am fearful to go back, based on how I look right now, fear that I won’t last throughout the class, and yet, I keep getting closer and closer to discipline which is what is required at the end of the day to get back into a routine.
Discipline will override all fear if we allow it to at the end of the day. There is something deeper inside us, called will power and self-control that will beat fear everyday. Discipline is the result of those two things. A successful diet is based on discipline and how long your willing to have it in order to stick to it. That is why it is important to have a diet that can blend more into a lifestyle.
A person with successful discipline habits can win marathons and be in the Olympics all day long. This is how powerful this daily wisdom word is. Where does self-discipline come from? How can we get to this powerful resource within us?
First, we can do affirmations and visualization techniques which I mention a lot in these posts. Visualization techniques involve us taking a few minutes before we go to bed and right as we wake up. When we are tired, we are most susceptible to visualization and affirmation techniques. The main part of doing this simply involves seeing yourself going through the steps necessary to get where we want to go.
For example, since my goal is to go back to class, to overcome the fears I have at being able to complete the class itself, I must visualize myself getting up, having my coffee, getting my shower, and getting into my workout clothes. Then, in order to ultimately develop this discipline, I picture myself actually driving to the class, doing the workout itself, and finishing the class itself and visualizing how it feels to be successful finishing this class. I must feel how good it will feel to finish one.
These steps all will help towards building discipline with oneself. Thank you so much for reading about discipline today, and have a beautiful and blessed day.