Saturday 2 January 2021

Success is Discipline

Discipline is Never Automatic. You Got to Work it Out.

"Success is intentional. It is never accidental." — T. D. Jakes.

No one is going to get to heaven by mistake. Period! People will get to hell both intentionally and accidentally, but it is a different deal altogether when it comes to heaven. The same analogy applies between success and failure. 

No one is going to succeed by mistake. Success, like getting to heaven, requires discipline. And discipline is no fun. Discipline is working against resistance. No one loves to be resisted, but without resistance, there is no growth.

Failure requires no resistance. Failure is easy. All you need do is nothing, practically, nothing at all. The only way to reduce and hopefully eliminate failure is to start to be at home with resistance. That is to say, to start building discipline. 

The funny thing is one discipline leads to another, just as one indiscipline leads to another. To succeed in your life, all you need to do is start with any small discipline that helps build strength in your desired trajectory. 

The seeming small discipline makes it easier to do bigger disciplines. Hence, you can step up your incremental practice to fit your plan and your strength. Like Charles Spurgeon says, “By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.” 

It is not how fast, but how well. It is that we are progressing in the direction of success. Persevering one step at a time in the right direction. Failure works in the exact same reverse. It sure does not take big indiscipline to fail. 

All it takes is small indiscipline. One seemingly insignificant indiscipline sets of the fire and initiate the drifting process to failure and hell.

The way to success is discipline, which is intentional. The way to failure is indiscipline, which does not have to be intentional. It is the simple result of not giving heed to discipline.

St. Akin the Great.

© 2021 Akin Akinbodunse.

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