The Results of Self Discipline Part 4

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons…” — Jim Rohn

If you want to change the world, get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.

In training to be a Navy Seal, the commanding officer would often have you jump into the ocean, clothes and all. Once you were soaking wet, he would have you roll in the sand on the beach. The result is you wound up looking like a sugar-cookie. This was extremely uncomfortable as you had to remain in this wet AND very uncomfortable condition the entire day. The sand would work its way into your clothes and under your clothes and inside your underwear and shoes and socks, etc.

The facts are, all of us wind up with sand and mud on us, or in our swim suits or on our faces when we visit the ocean, a lake, or a stream. Stated differently, we all fall into or encounter situations that are uncomfortable as we progress through our journey of life. It is most important however, to recognize AND BELIEVE, these situations were not sent to defeat you. They were sent to strengthen you. This is what the Seals were learning and this is what you can learn IF you take on the right philosophy and perspective on your life’s journey.

You see, it is all a matter of your philosophy and perspective in life. How you view that which is happening to and around you will affect your perspective and will reveal your philosophy in life. It will determine how your tomorrows turn out. Like a child, set your pride aside as you go through life learning and practicing on how to get better. This will help you get and remain focused on reaching your goals. It will also help you continue to move forward toward greater and greater accomplishments that are before you.

Remember, the child’s focus was on learning how to walk not on how others viewed them. The child didn’t stop because of scrapes, bumps, falls, or failures as the child wasn’t aware of pride and ego. They had bruises and egg sized bumps on their heads for days and yet they didn’t stop. These seeming failures did not come into play. They were not part of the child’s mindset. This happens later as we grow and become aware of how others view us.

Let that go and keep growing. Continue to work through whatever it is you need to work through, in order to become more. For in order to have more you must become more. Soon, you will be further than the ones that were making fun of you. They will be jealous of what you wind up becoming. We must learn to overcome and get on with becoming better just like a child when learning how to walk. It is true the child may cry after a hard hit on whatever surface, but they will get back up and try it again. So, if you need to cry, do so, then get back up and get at it until you win. Keep moving forward.

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Best of LUCK as you
Labor Under Correct Knowledge…


Rick Cox