It takes discipline.
For the past few weeks, I have been thinking about discipline, can't get it out of my mind. I think about how my mom disciplined me as a child. Discipline was the set of rules that she used to teach and train me to act a certain way, it provided structure - don't do this, don't do that - do this, do that - and when the street lights came on, I had to be on the front steps.
As a child, there were times I thought my mom's rules were too restrictive, but I was obedient and followed them to avoid punishment. Today, as I think about discipline, I am grateful that my mom established rules and taught me to follow them - no insisted that I follow them.
Discipline has helped me stay true to myself and pursue the desires of my heart. There are days that I want to give up - question everything - and think will it ever happen - but discipline, keeps me going. I begin every morning prayerful and being thankful, with meditation and believing that I can achieve anything.
It is the discipline that keeps me focused on my vision and goals daily, dictates my actions and helps me to follow through. It is the discipline that teaches me to believe in myself. It is the discipline that allows me to acknowledge the goodness in me and in others. It is the discipline that insists I surround myself with positive support. It is the discipline that demands I reach my full potential and live a fulfilling life.
It takes discipline to live on purpose and stay the course. Do you have the discipline to pursue your dreams and live a fulfilling life?