Discipline is the ability to carry out a resolution long after the mood has left you– Susan Smith Jones
This time of year we make resolutions to improve ourselves in some way. We get a strong start and eventually our good intentions peter out and we are back to our old habits and behaviors.
This is where we need a bit more than intention and resolve. We need discipline!
Discipline means: Activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training.
The skill that needs developing is not so much what you are trying to improve upon for your resolution, but the skill of follow through: Perseverance.
The day to day execution of your resolutions will be easier when you remember the goal without getting caught up in it. The first priority is to focus on attaining your goal one day at a time. Step by step at a realistic pace, a healthier, happier, more centered life will emerge. It’s worth it.
Do you have perseverance in your new goals? If not, what do you think is getting in your way? Let me know in the comments below.