Discipline: My Key to Life

Discipline: My Key to Life
 Photo by: Savannah Avril Photography

Photo by: Savannah Avril Photography

If I had a super power it would be discipline. I am truly giving away the secret to my strength. I have learned the secret to getting things done in life. My definition of discipline is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like it. I have made this such a habit that it has mostly become my default setting. I say mostly because I do have my lazy days, but I’m usually able to whip myself into shape rather quickly. This is my advice and I know you didn’t ask for it, but I’m giving it anyway. Thank me later!

What do I think it takes to live a disciplined lifestyle? It’s all about your perspective. First, you have to embrace the fact that a lot of life is made up of things we would prefer not to do. Dump the pity party and get over yourself, because those things are not going away. The crust of this portion of my advice is basically getting over you and the sense of entitlement that we sometimes have. Life is no respecter of person, what you give out is what you get in return. So when you are willing to tough it out and get things done life will reward you. I say this to myself a lot, why make life harder than it already is, so don’t add to the confusion. I believe discipline helps all of us to lessen the confusion and dysfunction of everyday life.

The second portion of my advice piggy backs off of the first and that is simply to get over your feelings. Stay out of your feelings girl. Feelings often point us in a certain direction and it is up to us to discern the deeper meaning behind what we feel at any given time. Once we uncover what is the cause of those feelings we can move forward in a meaningful way.  This detracts us from getting stuck in a place and not getting things done. For example, if I happen to feel sad and I know it’s getting in the way of the things needs I need to do. I take the time to get in touch with that feeling so that I can understand its meaning and move on. Being stuck in a sad place, sucks away time and energy. Feeling happy can also become a distraction as well. I love being happy and it tends to make me want to go off and do a bunch of fun stuff instead of focusing. Same things applies, acknowledge your happy place, but let it motivate you to accomplish goals instead of only having fun.

My goal for this blog is to share my journey but also encourage you to live your best life. We often mistake living that best life with a lack of the downs of life.  But weathering the downs make life interesting and help us to grow. Discipline is my way of tempering those downs. Because the more you get accomplished the more those accomplishments push you forward and thwart feelings of helplessness and discouragement. I implore you to adopt a strategy in your life to become more disciplined, you won’t be disappointed in the results. Stay on the up and up my good people!

With Love,

Cree