Past Blast: Reality Check

From 2006:

Discipline is remembering what you want.
–David Campbell

A big part of the discipline thing

That line has been rolling around in my head since I read it in my daily essay a couple of days ago. I think this is the ultimate challenge of discipline for adults. (Most children don’t yet know what they want, so discipline must be imposed on them.) So perhaps a better statement would be, “Self-discipline is remembering what you want.”

The first step is to identify: What do I want? Salvation. A good marriage. Well-adjusted, educated children set firmly on the godly path. To use my gifts fully. To be loved and to love. To know God as much as I am able.

What do I need in order to have what I want? Knowledge. Character. A tender heart. Energy. A meditative spirit. Wisdom. Time.

How do I get what I need in order to have what I want? Self-discipline.

Thought: Am I disciplining myself to act and think in ways that will get me what I want?

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  1. Amy
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Excellent thought to roll around my head today. And tomorrow…
    Thank you.

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