What does discipline mean to you?
Does the word scare you or fill you with shame?
For many of us, it does.
But my definition of discipline is a belief in the unlimited human potential to grow and evolve. We are all disciplined, whether we know it or not.
Being disciplined means we have the ability to align our habits in the human world with what our soul desires. While many people associate discipline with rigidity (or willpower), it is more closely correlated with the gentle flexibility to change.
Discipline allows us to find, follow, and grow into future work callings that are beyond our present capabilities.
New dreams need discipline to flourish.
So what does discipline mean to you? Is it something you think you have or lack? Could you imagine yourself changing into someone that was highly disciplined?
This week’s intention
Our spiritual belief in discipline shifts our focus from who we have been to who we can be.
We spent the last two week’s identifying actions that would bring more joy into our work days. But to actually change our habits (even in small ways) we will need discipline.
My intention is to embrace discipline as a sacred path to connect with my soul.
So this week, I want you to start by thinking about your relationship with discipline. If you already have a copy of Working Whole, revisit the Discipline chapter and be sure to do the exercises.
Either way, spend this week reflecting on discipline. Journal and pray to reveal the barriers that block your ability to change.
- Do you believe you can?
- Do you think discipline plays a role in your spiritual practice?
- How does discipline impact your work life?
Write, pray, and meditate on discipline daily. We’ll come back to this more next week. See you then!
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