Have you ever noticed that some people seem to have joyous discipline? In a conversation with someone recently we were discussing doing what it takes to achieve goals.
When she began talking about needing discipline to achieve her goals, I hesitated. There is discipline as in obeying rules or a code of behavior and using punishment to correct disobedience. I shuddered at the thought of her using this methodology.
But, as I listened to her, I saw joy in her face and heard it in her voice. What she was describing was self-discipline, as in self-control, but with an attitude of excitement. What I really heard was joyous discipline.
Love for the goal
When people are truly committed and excited about achieving a goal – whether it’s achieving a healthy ideal weight, running a marathon or completing knitting a baby blanket for the baby’s due date, they not only exert a high level of self-discipline – but they do so joyfully.
People who are joyfully disciplined start with the end in mind. They have an intense desire or craving for the benefits of their achievement.
For me, exercise is about going to the gym or spin class. It’s about knowing that I can ride my bike tomorrow for 100 miles and I don’t have to train to do so. It’s about knowing that I can strap on a backpack and hike 20 miles into the mountains today. I am ready to go now and that gives me great joy.
Make it easy
When you are Being the Greatest Expression of You it becomes easy to connect the activity of discipline with the benefits of discipline. There is no drudgery or toil just joy in the outcome. By being your Best Self, it becomes a joyous pursuit of a future you long for.
Becoming the Greatest Expression
Becoming the Greatest Expression of You is a series of posts that I began on March 20, 2016. One day I hope to turn them into a book.
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