Discipline will take you where motivation won’t. It is the essential bridge between goals and achievement.
“Public acclaim,” says Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, “may be nice to have, but ultimately, it’s not worth very much.”
We are quick to label. Cancel culture tosses many innocents under the speeding bus of selective outrage. Few have the courage to stand with the labeled. The damage can be lifelong.
“There are few catastrophes, in our own lives or in those of nations, that do not ultimately have their origins in emotional ignorance.” So writes Alain de Botton in The School of Life.
A lifetime of experience has taught me that success is often out of our control. But excellence is always within our grasp.
Do not “honor” me with symbols and words, nor thoughts and prayers. Honor me with meaningful action.
We all know what to do to become healthy. Sometimes it takes a team.
Mignon McLaughlin Reminds us, “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.”
Never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality,
Life is a series of crises with shimmering seconds of joy in between. Celebrate the in between. A fan of Nick Kristof’s NYT writings shared the following learning from the past year: From the “Ten Percent Happier” podcast: Stop and recognize happy moments when you’re in the middle of them.…