This is the year that I must learn to earn a living that supports well myself, my family, and my art. To that end I recognize that I have to make some changes in the way I operate, and discipline may be the success factor. I must diligently prioritize my own work, manage my time more effectively, and purposefully pursue good ideas.
Discipline is to train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way.
It is also a field of study or branch of knowledge. Hmmm, I like that too.
In Wikipedia it says...
"Discipline is a course of actions leading to a greater goal than the satisfaction of the immediate."
"In most cultures, it has been noted that self discipline is the ultimate path toward success."
"Discipline is synonymous with self control."
Which reminded me that it says in 2 Timothy 1:7 in the Bible, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline (some versions say self control)." Time to use it all.
Do you choose a word or words to influence your thinking about the new year? If so, feel free to share in the comments.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!