Do you have a word for 2013? A word that encompasses the things you are working on, the person you want to be, or the life you want to live.
I keep coming back to the same word:
It's what I need most.
Discipline is the tool that helps goals and dreams become a reality.
I'm also holding tight to discipline's close friend, consistency.
I a very distractible person. I flit from one thing to the other. I have lot of ideas, but struggle to implement them.
I also tend to fly by the seat of my pants.
While that can be fun at times, it is not the way to carve out the life you desire to have.
This year, more than ever, I want my life to reflect my priorities. It is easy to say this or that is a priority, but much harder to make the right choices and do the work.
Can people see what your priorities are just from how you live day to day?
I'm not sure if that's true for me.
I've got some serious work to do!
But think of the possibilities . . .
With a little discipline, great things can happen.
To help me on my way, I'm reading through Crystal Paine's ebook, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life (which is only 99 cents until Saturday).
In the book Crystal walks through the steps for completing any project and encourages you to implement what you are learning by tackling a mega project. My first mega project: organizing my home.
I've already done some serious work on this since Christmas (and can't wait to share that with you) but there's a lot more to do. I've got papers to file and systems to get in place. I hope to document some of the process here to help keep me accountable and to encourage you, too.
Disciple is like a muscle, it needs to be worked in order to be strengthened. Each action we take to be more disciplined, helps us improve. And on the flip side, a lack of discipline only weakens us further.
Discipline is doing what you know needs to be done, even when you don't want to do it.
Discipline is looking forward and taking the steps to reach a destination, even though the journey is uncomfortable.
Discipline gets you where you want to go.
What's your word for this year?