I’m overweight. No, like probably the most overweight and unhealthy I’ve been in a really really long time.
And it sucks because, I know how I got here (too much holiday celebration!), and I know what it’s going to take to get out of here. Hard work and discipline.
Yep, I said it…. discipline!
I tend to have a love hate relationship with discipline. I love how I feel and how smoothly things operate in my life when I am grounded in discipline. But I hate when I’ve drifted far from it, and then I have to go through the hard work of getting reacquainted with it.
But that’s where I find myself now; getting reacquainted with discipline.
I’ve started a fitness program, I’m drinking more water (and less of everything else), and I’m being more mindful and intentional about what I choose to fuel my body with. Because let’s be honest, those donuts and cake won’t produce the healthier body I seek.
But make no mistake, this is not all about physical appearance for me. It’s much deeper than that.
The fact is, I’ve learned over the years that, when I allow one area of my life to run rampant and become undisciplined, without a doubt, the other areas of my life begin to follow.
Being undisciplined in my eating and how I care for my body, was starting to spill over into the pursuit of my purpose. I found myself struggling to stay disciplined with the things I know I need to do each day, in order to achieve my goals.
It’s important to be aware of the fact that, lack of discipline rarely affects only one area of our life. If left unchecked, it will filter into all areas of your life, and wreak havoc!
So, what about you mom? Is there an area of your life that has strayed too far from discipline? If so, are you starting to see it seep into other areas as well?
Like me, it’s never too late to start making changes and reacquainting yourself with discipline.
It won’t be fun at first, but your future self will thank you.
And the good news is, just as a lack of discipline can spill from one area of your life, into all the other areas, so can newfound discipline.
When we make a choice to start being disciplined in one area of our life, that positive choice often spills in to other areas of our life. Just as negative choices can spread like wildfire, so can positive ones.
So where can you start today, implementing discipline? Is it in the area of physical health, like I have found myself needing to?
Wherever it is, don’t put it off. There’s too much at stake. Remember, we have goals to achieve, purposes to fulfill, and stories to complete. We don’t want to look back at this moment in our lives, and regret that we never took the time to discipline ourselves.
As I said before, it may be hard at first, but your future self will be so glad you did.
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