If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples. John 8:31
Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness it turns out is largely a matter of conscious choice.~ Jim Collins.
I have been reading on discipline, and what it takes to be disciplined. Part of this interest comes from the longing to be crazy efficient in my writing, work, and blog.
When I experience challenges in any area, I always search for the challenge on my You Version Bible App because my faith is always a starting point. I love this Bible because it has plans and a mix of languages. I can compare Bible texts between English, Swahili and Kikuyu which I love.
To be Disciplined, You have to Continue.
It is not enough to start or do something occasionally. The words disciple and discipline stem from the word discipulus the Latin word for pupil. You will only be disciplined if you start and continue with your endeavour while being a pupil and learning in the process.
I listen to Terry Savelle Foy every morning when I wake up and she’s the one who actually pointed out this concept as I sort through podcast and videos that talk on discipline.
In the making of any film, there is always a Continuity Supervisor. Filmmakers recognize that in order for the story to spin and achieve the end goal, continuity is key. It is essential that everyone knows their steps and what follows what. The scene has to be as planned, and the supervisor has to make sure the ins and outs are covered, props, make-up, hair, set dressing and acting is according to the script.
This is the same in our lives. We have to continue in what we start and be able to supervise ourselves to accomplish what we set out to do. Even when we don’t feel like it. Do whatever it takes to continue.
Repetition can be boring or tedious-which is why so few ever master anything.~Hal Elrod.
Wake up at 5, read relentlessly and focus more on the little accomplishments than on the failures. You got to work and focus on the process and the goal and not who’s watching. Jeff Goins talks more about this in your big break is never going to come. In a nutshell, there is no short cut.
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