In this blog series I am going through 15 challenges that the late Jim Rohn dared us to pursue in our own lives.
Today we will be talking about the fourteenth challenge that Jim Rohn gave us.
Welcome the Disciplines
Can’t give you much better advice than that because disciplines create the reality. Disciplines build cities. A well-disciplined activity creates abundance, creates uniqueness, productivity.
Having discipline is what gets things done. It is what keeps projects moving towards completion. It is what allows goals to be accomplished.
I agree with Mr. Rohn that discipline is what creates the reality. Obviously, this is not literal because you can execute no discipline at all and there would still be a reality. What he means here is that having discipline is what will create a positive reality for the person that shows the discipline.
There are lots of people who don’t show a great deal of discipline in what they do. The sad fact is that many of them don’t really care. By showing discipline, it does make you unique because showing discipline is not the norm. Having discipline about doing things in your life that will lead to success will greatly increase your chances of reaching success.
Discipline means doing things when no one is watching you. Discipline is pushing yourself to do better when there is no one pushing you to do better. Discipline is staying on the path towards success, even when you see a beach party going on just off the path off to your right. Having discipline can make all the difference in a person’s life.
Discipline is a quality I learned really well through my experience with sports. It takes a great amount of discipline to practice each and every day. Some days you feel like practicing and other days you don’t. Having the ability to push yourself to and beyond your limits when you don’t feel like it is what discipline is all about. It is a lesson I learned well and I am so glad I did. It has had great benefits all through my life.
Discipline is what turns good into great.
If you want to be a person who experiences success in this life, you will have to possess the quality of discipline. Some people can inherit great amounts of money. Some get instant fame. Others have amazing opportunities come their way. You can get lucky, but if you don’t have the discipline to do the work to maintain these things, they will never last. They will be gone before you know it.
I would like to challenge each of you to live a life characterized by discipline. Be willing to do the work it will take to take yourself to the top. I hear the view from up there is amazing!