My father used to tell me “prayer with out action is just a wish son.” I really did not understand what that meant until I became older and as life moved on it has become crystal clear especially now in my profession. I meet so many people who “wish” to be a certain weight or “wish” to have a certain waist size or “wish” to feel better or “wish” to be able to do certain physical actions they once were able. Unfortunately, if you do not take the necessary actions those wishes will remain just that – a wish/dream/idea.
Also, one- or two-time actions do not really cut it to achieve your “wishes” or dreams. It takes daily work and the creation of disciplines that are critical to achieve your goals and wishes. This is where self-discipline comes to play. Jim Rohn puts it clearly “discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”
Self-Disciplines are taking the actions you should be doing rather than doing actions you want to do. These are the times when after work you do your workout rather then drinking a beer and watching TV. These are the times you choose to eat your packaged lunch rather then eating the donuts in the break room. These are the times when you choose water over that caramel macchiato with whip cream. These are the times you decide to take the stairs rather than the elevator. You get my drift.
The cool effect of making these daily decisions is that you begin to feel better about yourself and it begins to snowball. This is when your chin gets a little higher, your chest becomes prouder and your daily life becomes easier to manage while you begin to handle more important elements of growth in your life overall. I have seen it time and again the promotions that occur, the relations that repair and the overall quality of life improve when my clients embrace the self-disciplines necessary over time to improve themselves.
It begins now and not later. Stop praying/dreaming/wishing without action and your actions need to become disciplines in your life so that the results start to snowball. It begins with a simple choice. What will yours be today.
Maybe it will be to use the world-class trainers of eVOLV to help you on your journey. Our job is to hold you accountable, guide and offer our knowledge. It is your time! Let us do it together. We will see you online or in-person soon! Just reach out via e-mail, messenger, phone, smoke signals or however you know how to communicate. We stand ready.
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Your Trainers – C.J. & Team eVOLV