How did discipline become such a bad word? In fact when you're disciplined, it creates more time for you to enjoy life. If you have the discipline to commit to the things that are important to you, then you get to experience all kinds of amazing things in your life!
The pain of work and discipline is nothing to compare to the pain of disease or regret of never reaching your God-given potential. The pain of staying the same is way more painful that the pain of change.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “don’t quit”. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
If your lifestyle is bad right now or you know you have unresolved health issues, deep inside you know that one day you’re going to be lying on a surgeon’s table and before the gas renders you fully unconscious you’re going to say to yourself, “I did this to myself!”
Your commitment must be stronger than your feeling are at this moment. Overcome any cravings with commitment. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, allowing ineffectiveness and disease to prevail.
No normal person we know hates sugar, loves exercising, or gets excited when the alarm goes off at five o’clock in the morning for Bible study. We know a couple of whackos like this, but no normal people. The will of your body whispers (and sometimes shouts) to you like a devil perched on your shoulder. The body is a great servant, but a terrible master! Who told you, you don’t have what it takes? Generally it’s you!
Reprogram what you are saying to yourself! If you are focused (committed) to your pain, you’ll keep it! Integrity is following through with your commitments. How committed are you? Strong commitment? Sometimes committed? Trying to be committed? Your commitment and discipline determines how many medications you take and how many organs are stolen from your body! Being best friends with your surgeon is generally not a good thing!
Nothing worthwhile is easy! Showing up is half the battle… not hitting stop is the other half!
Dr. Cory Couillard is an international healthcare speaker and columnist for numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and publications throughout the world. He works in collaboration with the World Health Organization's goals of disease prevention and global healthcare education. Views do not necessarily reflect endorsement.
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