Get late catch a bus!!!

Most of us have fond memories of our childhood experiences, which form a part of who we are today. At a very young age my extended family used to have a culture, whereby we would travel upcountry to visit our grandparents more often. During these trips, one of my favorite Uncles used to drive us and Him being the driver , we had to be on time or else we would have to catch a bus up-country. Everybody knew get-late- miss the ride! This really worked well with my family, because we understood him and appreciated Him. My Uncle had disciplined himself to keep his word and this has made him to be who he is today.Self-discipline is important in any endeavor in life.

It’s best defined, as the ability to regulate one’s conduct by principle and sound judgment, rather than by impulse, desire, or social custom. Biblically, self-discipline may be summarized in one word: obedience.

Whether you are in the corporate world, in business, or life in general,self -discipline is very important in order to fulfill your purpose.The Bible is full of Scriptures about having self-discipline and we will look into a few of them, because God knew left to our own free will, the flesh will led us to total destruction. It all begins with making small baby steps, towards achieving something  and being committed to it, until it becomes a habit which requires determination. Learning self-discipline in the little things of life, prepares the way for big successes and on the other hand, those who are undisciplined in small matters will likely be undisciplined in more important issues.

Practice these on a daily basis and try to see them through:-

1.Keep your word.
If you say you’re going to do something, do it.That calls for the discipline to properly evaluate whether you have the time and capability to do something. When you make commitments, see them through. Don’t undertake what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
2.Be organized.
Make a schedule, however detailed or general you are comfortable with, and stick to it. Have a to-do list of things you need to accomplish. The simple reality is that if you don’t control your time, everything (and everyone) else will.
3.Start with small things.
Clean your room at home or your desk at work. Train yourself to put things where they belong when they are out of place. Get yourself to the point where orderliness matters. Learn how to keep your environment clean and clear so you can function without a myriad of distractions. Such neatness will further develop self-discipline by forcing you to make decisions about what is important and what is not.
4.Be on time.
If you’re supposed to be somewhere at a specific time, be there on time. Being punctual marks a life that is organized. It reveals a person whose desires, activities, and responsibilities are under control. Being on time also acknowledges the importance of other people and the value of their time. Avoid making excuses like I was  held upby traffic if you know there is usually traffic at a particular route kindly leave your house 1 hour early to make it on time.
5.Accept correction.
Nobody in the world is perfect and everybody does make mistakes once in a while, accepting correction will help you develop self-discipline by showing you what you need to avoid. Or what you need to do correctly next time. Thus, it should not be rejected, but accepted gladly.
6.Finish what you start.
Some people’s lives are a sad litany of unfinished projects. If you start a project, despite of many challenges that might come along see it through. Therein lies an important key to developing self-discipline.
7.Welcome responsibility.
Volunteer to do things that need to be done be it in Church, Community, school or at work This will force you to have your life organized enough to have the time for such projects and eventually will help you cultivate self-discipline in any endeavor you might face in life.
8.Practice self-denial.
This is a good one learn to say no to your feelings and impulses. Occasionally deny yourself pleasures that are perfectly legitimate for you to enjoy. Like saying no to social media for some days, not eating what you like for some time, not watching Tv and doing Bible study Refraining from such things will remind your body who is in charge.

Proverbs 25:28

Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.

Hebrews 12:11

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Am not perfect either but sharing with you the above insights about self-discipline, it’s my desire for all of  us to be willing enough and allow God to work in us on a daily basis.

Excellence is not an act, but a habit.We are what we repeatedly do.

I Love You All.
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