Finding the JOY in Discipline
There are a lot of things in your life that you are probably NOT going to want to do but you ARE going to want the benefits on the other side of doing those things.
I don’t love paying my bills.
I don’t love going to the gym at the crack of dawn every day.
I don’t often want to cook dinner after a long, stressful day.
I DO want a roof over my head, running water and electricity. So, I do pay my bills.
I DO want to feel vibrant, strong and capable. So, I do get out the door to the gym.
I DO want to go to bed at night knowing I fed my body food that it can actually use to fortify my family and me. So, I make dinner.
And perhaps most important of all…
I have learned to do the things that I DON’T necessarily WANT to do with JOY, because if I do them with a sour attitude, I make it twice as hard on myself.
When I make the conscious choice to infuse disciplined action with joy, it gets so much easier to “befriend” the work that my goals require of me.
Whatever that thing is you DON’T want to do today, remind yourself what the thing IS that you DO want on the other side of the action that you are resisting.
Then proceed to take action with JOY because of the opportunity it presents you with to move your life to higher ground.
It is a practice and like any practice, finding joy in discipline does get easier.Whatever that thing is you DON’T want to do today, remind yourself what the thing IS that you DO want on the other side of the action that you are resisting. #gracegrit #joy Click To Tweet
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