If at first you dread...
"Doing what is right is not always popular, and doing what is popular is not always right." -Einstein.
Think about all the activities that at first you dread, but you feel great for having done them. Those are the activities that require discipline. Discipline is not wanting to do (or say) something, and doing (or saying) it anyway because you know the positive outcome of having done (or said) it . It is doing what is RIGHT, rather than what is POPULAR. Most people are NOT very disciplined.. Only about 5% of all people are financially independent, and it's not because people don't want to be. It's that most people are not disciplined enough to be. So next time you dread an activity, concentrate on how you will feel when you are finished with it, do more than you intended to, and get excited about it. Go do it with enthusiasm knowing you'll be better for having done it! As a leader, the most difficult person to lead is YOU. Self discipline is difficult. You may dread it at first...
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Dan and Amy Allen are Educators and Advocates for Students.