Today’s list is taken and adapted from God Is in the Small Stuff…and It All Matters by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz.
It offers food for thought regarding discipline in your life, spiritual and otherwise.
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10 PRINCIPLES OF DISCIPLINE
#1 To learn, you must love discipline.
#2 Discipline begins with the small things done daily.
#3 Discipline is the secret behind most success.
#4 The first step to discipline is making up your mind.
#5 Discipline involves using your time productively.
#6 If you want to achieve excellence, begin with discipline.
#7 Motivation can fade. Discipline prevails.
#8 Discipline acquires good habits, while it abandons bad habits.
#9 Discipline is not good at making excuses.
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. “(1Cor 9:24-27)
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman