One of the most powerful quotes I have ever read…. That truly changed me was
The best way to predict the future is to create it
It is a very simple quote… But it tells a big story….. it tells the story of the constant battle we all fight with ourselves.
It took me a really long time to fully understand what this quote was telling me, until one day it finally clicked.I can only explain it in one word self-discipline. The dictionary defines self-discipline as the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses.
I finally understood this quote when I looked in the mirror…. And the mirror did not reflect what I expected to see. I did not see a person that was even remotely close to who I truly was on the inside. I finally realized that, that person only existed in my head
The big question is how do you pull the person in your head out so that one day when you look in the mirror, your reflection is actually who you see yourself as.
It all comes down to self-discipline….. for only after we have conquered the enemy inside can we even begin to fight the enemy outside.
I personally had to learn this the hard way… because of the course I study. I have to go on placements. My placements start at 8:00 AM that meant I had to be up everyday at 6:00 AM, this also meant I had to be in bed for 10:00 PM to allow me get my much need 8 hrs of sleep. For a night owl like me it was a big struggle, but every time forced my self to go sleep at 10:00 PM. I was grateful the next morning.But when I did not get to bed for 10:00 PM I paid for it dearly the next day.
I can promise you that it will not be easy, I promise that it will suck most of the time,but I also promise you that at the end of the day you will be grateful for every min of it.
So I Challenge you to take a good look at the mirror and if you are not happy with your reflection… try a little self-discipline….. I promise you will be glad you did.