Triumph OF LIFE -
SELF-DISCIPLINE YOUR LIFE
(Get Detached and Attached in the ratio Required you to Grow)
vWhen you’re centered in the heart of the Target of Life, you’re at your best and life seems brighter.
vYou see clearly and therefore make optimal decisions.
vYou feel peaceful, loving, energetic, and happy.
vYou’re in a good position to handle just about anything.
vHowever, when things happen that go against our desires and expectations, it’s easy to get pulled off center.
vWe experience more fear and negativity.
vWe say and do things we regret.
vThe immune system weakens and our productivity declines.
vWe lose touch with what’s really important to us.
vUnhealthy stress increases and our sensitivity toward others decreases.
vAnd the further away from the center we move, the worse it gets!
vThat’s why it’s so important to catch early signs of stress, and to use all of our creativity to stay as centered as possible.
vWhen we are centered in the heart of the Target of Life, difficulties still crop up, but we can handle them much more smoothly and effectively.
vThe more centered we are, the greater our well-being, the wiser our choices, and the more effective we are in everything we do.
To remain silent rather than strike out or spread negative gossip;
to follow through on your exercise and dietary goals; to stop
rushing and overworking;
to devote yourself wholeheartedly to a process of spiritual enrichment;
to put aside distractions and listen with complete respect, openness, and attention to a loved one or co-worker—
such are the freedoms and pleasures afforded by
We’re all in school; life is one great big course in self-discipline.
In everything you think, say, and do, you are either strengthening or weakening your self-management skills.
The skills of self-discipline are like muscles: If you exercise them intelligently, your self-management ability will grow steadily in strength and flexibility, always ready to serve your highest good and
that of all others.
Building our muscles of self-control does demand effort and patience;
but far from being happiness-killing drudgery, self-discipline is the doorway to true freedom, strength, creativity, service, love, and joy.
three key components:
calmness, intuition, and willpower—
the calmness required to hear our intuitive guidance and the strength of will necessary to follow through.
Fortunately, life abounds with creative opportunities, both large and small, that allow us to practice and improve our
Be playful and courageous in building your muscles of self-discipline.
Greet life’s little difficulties as a
game in which you enjoy testing
Take pleasure in skillfully meeting challenges and learning from them.
DO IT NOW!
As soon as you realize it’s time to get up, to be quiet, or to begin that project, do it! Don’t delay.
It’s when you postpone action and allow your mind to start rationalizing that your will is weakened
and trouble sets in.
Walk an extra mile. Sit next to
that person who in the past has threatened you or “gotten on your nerves.” Use everyday situations to boost your skills of self-discipline.
CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS!
Write down some of the many ways in which you already are self-disciplined. Then make a list of all your positive qualities, your special talents, and compliments that people have paid you. A good friend can help you identify your strong points.
FIND A COACH!
Invite someone you respect to be your personal coach—a person who will listen to the desires of your heart, assist you in setting tangible goals, challenge you to overcome your weaknesses, and provide encouragement and guidance to
keep you on course.
KEEP YOUR WORD!
If you say you are going to do something, do it. Occasionally things will come up, and you won’t be able to follow through. But as a rule, if you say, for example, you will be there at 8:00, be there. If you think you might be late, just honestly say, “It may be well past 8:00 before I show up.”
OWN MENTAL MOVIES!
If there’s something you want, mentally see it repeatedly in vivid color, right in front of you. If there’s a habit you want to get rid of, visualize it in a shabby gray color and see it quickly moving away from you, getting smaller and smaller
until it disappears completely.
WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK!
Say goodbye to words such as “can’t,” “impossible,” and “if only.” You CAN accomplish almost anything if you believe you can. Say to yourself with joyous, deep conviction:
“Today is the best day of my life!”
PUT OTHERS FIRST!
Without neglecting yourself, look for opportunities to put others first. Give the best to another; take the smallest piece; let the driver behind you have the most convenient parking place. This is an excellent way to bless others while building your muscles of self-discipline.
RISE ABOVE LIKES AND DISLIKES!
Don’t enslave yourself with a rigid set of likes and dislikes. Learn to accept—even to like—things you previously found distasteful. Avoid judging others for a day; simply love them as they are.
No matter what, try to remain
even-minded, resourceful, and happy.
LEARN FROM OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES OF SELF-DISCIPLINE!
Listen to and watch disciplined people whom you admire. Seek out new heroes—great leaders, visionaries, teachers, saints, and mature athletes. Zero in on their secrets of success
and make them your own.
Sharing the noble ambitions
of others, my heart says,
“I believe in you! Your goals are my goals. You have the talents and self-discipline to succeed, and I will gladly encourage and assist you.”
Remember, the more centered you are on the Target of Life, the more accepting and loving you will be, and the easier it will be for you to be calm, sense your inner guidance, and
use your willpower to take action.
Dr T P Sasikumar firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 040-27781218 / 040-27242863