There are lots of things that differentiates us from other mammals, and one of them is discipline.
My definition of discipline is: having the self integrity and principle to stick to a pattern of behavior, usually from one's own willpower.
If there's a goal that we really want to achieve, it usually takes hard work-- consistent effort -- which takes discipline-- to get there.
Discipline is something that requires a vision of the long term; postponing short term gratification for future results.
Discipline usually requires doing something, frequently and often, that one may not necessarily 'feel' like doing at that moment; but one does anyways. The latter part is crucial.
I think of as discipline as growing strength of the mind.
You really, truly believe in yourself to accomplish X, though you may have never done it before.
You imagine yourself achieving it.
You believe you're worth it.
Discipline necessarily grows one's backbone.
Having backbone: having principles or integrity.
It's not about self-torture or being hard on yourself just for the hell of it.
It's about taking yourself and your goals and dreams so seriously that you are absolutely focused 150% to attain it.
You are determined.
Determination is having the grit and persistence in pursuing a dream.
Discipline is WHAT YOU NEED to do the daily actions to achieve it.
It's attainable. It's just on the far distance of the desert; you can just see it there peeking out at you.
It's there for the taking. If you want it bad enough.
Are you ready to do what it takes to get there?
With no one guaranteeing success except for the voice in your head saying:
YOU CAN DO THIS.
I WILL DO THIS OR ELSE.
LET'S GO. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN.
What do you want in your life that bad?
If you can't easily think of anything right now that you want really badly (specifics would also be helpful), go ahead and journal tonight or tomorrow morning on it. I would LOVE to hear how it goes!