Love you healthy blog by; saidah jones
As a track and field student-athlete discipline in all forms was a major part of my life. I did whatever I could, better in an effort to perform better, and when my discipline waned, my coach soon helped me to get back on track (i.e excusing me from practice for not being at least 5 minutes early). As an adult I have to consciously reevaluate ways to engage that side of me. It helps my home-life, my business and my health run a lot smoothly. However, it can be a struggle to do so.
Self-discipline is described by some as the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state (ouch). Theodore Roosevelt believed this is what ultimately made us successful. As many of you know I recently began my summer project of instructing Camp Fit, an all-day adolescent fitness camp at Piedmont Park. I also had the bright idea of starting a summer Lap Swim/Pool Workout class Tuesday and Thursday @6AM. I also have clients, LYH Circuit classes and...kids! I never thought my summer would be challenging until it started and I found myself having to regain discipline.
We will all come across things that we want and would love to do but in order to do them well, we have to exercise discipline. At some point in the past we all had to. However as we get older we resist going to that uncomfortable place that often breeds success in whatever you are trying to accomplish.
So set your intention to do something successfully and engage the discipline that you have and will need to accomplish your goal.