Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn’t need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it’s possible to live within the confines of discipline and restraint and be happy.
One of the personal values that I strive to have is success in my work but also in my life. To be successful at my work is to create value through it for others. To succeed in my personal life I want to always value myself, my friends and family.
Time and experience has showed me that it’s far easier to value words like “myself”, “friends” and “family” than the actual people themselves.
It’s easy to love the words. But loving the people, ourselves included, requires discipline, restraint, and at last honesty.
The same could be said of words like “value”, “success”, “passion”, and “writer”. It sure sounds nice but how can I love those things and not the work.
Without the work, the restraint, the discipline and honesty all we have are words. Words that cannot nourish what actions were meant to feed.
I guess the lesson is:
You should love words, but do so carefully.
These are the promises I kept to myself:
Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, 100 body squats) Program for at least an hour a night. Apply for at least One Job.
Total Kept: 16
The Promises I will keep tomorrow are:
- Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, 100 body squats)
- Program for at least an hour a night.
- Apply for at least One Job.