Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Why Discipline Is Such A Treasure
“The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment. ”
“Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one's mind is the essence of the Buddha's teaching.”
Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness
“Always Remember to take your Vitamins: Take your Vitamin A for ACTION, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence ,Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!!”
“One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.”
"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first."
Harry S. Truman
“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.”
“Freedom is born of self-discipline. No individual, no nation, can achieve or maintain liberty without self-control. The undisciplined man (or woman) is a slave to his own weaknesses.”
“No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”
"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self."
"Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities."
“Discipline - Success doesn't just happen. You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline.”
“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, whether you like it or not.”
Thomas Henry Huxley
The rewards of discipline are immeasurable, no dream can be achieved without self-discipline. I love to read these quotes because they inspire me to pursue and persist in my work.
When my dreams 'evaporate ' before I can capture them, when my spirits flag and it seems up hill, these quotations lift my spirits and refocus my will.
May they Inspire you too, to persist and achieve your dreams.