Sunday, May 19, 2013

Discipline Determines Destiny


I fell asleep with the TV running last night, and woke up to hear Charles Stanley saying, "Discipline determines your destiny." Then I fell back asleep.  When I woke up this morning, it was the first thing still on my mind.

And it's so true.

You can want a lot of things. You can need a lot of things. But without the proper discipline to put forth the effort, you're not going to get much of anything. Self-discipline can be the hardest of hard in some areas, but without it, it really is next to impossible to master the goals you've put on your plate.

I am one of those that believes where there's a will, there's a way, and all that good stuff. I also think as the old saying goes, the harder your work, the luckier you get.

I think it t was a good message to hear to start my Sunday off on the right foot. Actually it was a good meassage to hear to start any day off on the right foot.

46 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I completely agree with that statement, too. You get out what you put back in.

myshelomitashop said...

I do believe in all that but sometimes I let my self to lay back while at the back of my head I know I should be working. So frustrating when I chose to give in to the lazy evil but at the same time I know that will get in my way of achieving my goals.

A Creative Harbor said...

Great post! ~ Wonderful mantra ~ my discipline is all part of the 'process' ~ for the most part I do well ~ being human, though, I can be lazy sometimes ~ Happy Sunday ^_^

thanks for visiting .

mail4rosey said...

I always have such lofty goals. Some I go after full force, others, my biggest barrier is me.

mail4rosey said...

We all know lazy sometimes. :)

mail4rosey said...

Lazy is nice every once in awhile.

Thanks for visiting back. :)

stevebethere said...

Nice post and agree,

I often fall asleep with the TV on and wake up every time with a bloke with a fake U.S accent selling a steam mop he must be on permanent loop overnight arrrghhh! LOL

Have a fantabulosa Sunday and thank you for your visits :-)

mail4rosey said...

Must be the best time slot for his infomercial. ;)

Thanks for your visits back. :)

Anne said...

I fall asleep watching tv ALL.THE.TIME.!! I don't think I've ever had a moment of truth happen just as I've woken up though, I'm too busy thinking I should really go to bed... or why is the cat on my head... or crap! I missed the ending. LOL

Great mantra and how fabulous that it stuck in your mind like that.

Happy Sunday!!

mail4rosey said...

LOL at the cat. I sometimes wake up wondering how the little one got in our bed without us knowing. ;)

Happy Sunday to you too. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah you will never get far if you don't drive a car. Hmm or walk a ton, but then it could be too cold or hot. So we'll just stick with the car, see what rhymes make me do? I'll just nod and agree with you.

mail4rosey said...

I wish the males in my house would ascribe to such a theory! They rarely nod and agree unless they're trying to get out of doing something. ;)

Sandee said...

Yep, and in many circles they'll take what others work for and not bat an eye. It's their right to have whatever they want without the work and discipline. I'm not liking that way of thinking one bit.

Have a terrific day. :)

mail4rosey said...

Def. sounds like it's not a good atmosphere to be in Sandee, I agree!

Manzanita said...

Discipline determines Destiny is a determining message to wake up to. I totally agree with you. WE can make things happen if we organize and put forth some effort.

alissa apel said...

Discipline is so important!

One time I woke up out of deep sleep to the TV still on. It was so odd, it was a show about a ski resort in Canada called Mica.

~ Noelle said...

very true... i totally believe it too :)

mail4rosey said...

It was a cool message to hear, I'm glad it stuck (most things don't if I hear them in the middle of the night).

mail4rosey said...

Oh my gosh, Alissa, that is weird in a very cool way. :)

mail4rosey said...

I like the positive messages, even the ones that require some elbow grease. :)

Maria said...

i couldn't agree with you more! awesome message! :)
my mom watches charles stanley all the time!
xoxox

mail4rosey said...

Your mom totally rocks (and I know Piper agrees, I've seen the pictures :) ).

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This reminds me of a saying I saw on Pinterest. Of course, I don't remember how it goes, but it has something to do with forfeiting the things you really want in the future by going for the things you want now.

bettyl said...

So very true. God doesn't just hand out stuff, sometimes we have to show Him that we really want it.

Sonya M. Jones said...

Very, very true! You get back exactly what you put in.

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

Wow, I usually wake up to late-night poker! What channel are you tuned to? I need to get on over to that one!

Theresa said...

So true! I think this about my husband all the time. He sets his goals and really works to achieve them, and has made a pretty good life for us. Definitely, he puts a lot of work in, but gets a lot of good in return.

Ann Jones said...

Very true! I have always made goals for myself and been very successful with all the things that I have followed through with. The problem that a lot of people have is that they want the end result with none of the work involved to get it :)

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Rosey,
I think Dr. Charles Stanley is so inspirational. He makes the Bible's lessons seem so simple. This one is no different. You are right too. The harder you work, the luckier you are. Great post.

Sincerely,
Karina

mail4rosey said...

That surely can happen (been there, done that). :)

mail4rosey said...

God helps them who help themselves (at least that's the way it sometimes go). My mom used to say that all of the time. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Agreed. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oooh, I like that saying! I think self discipline rolls over into the other aspects of our lives and helps us reach our goals. So I completely agree!

My Journey With Candida said...

I'm surprise you remembered waking up and hearing that.... I need a little more disipline in my life

Judy Haughton-James said...

Discipline is so important to succeed in anything and make life better. That was indeed a great message!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I agree with you, luck is nothing more than hard work, great message

mail4rosey said...

LOL, I've had poker pop up too. I don't remember anything from those shows though. :)

mail4rosey said...

Aw, nice props to hubs. I like it. :)

mail4rosey said...

My second oldest thinks he's going to miraculously get rich overnight...as did his older brother (who now knows better) before him. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Charles Stanley is my fave!

mail4rosey said...

Discipline builds good character (and good habits!) too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I was surprised too, but I remembered liking it when I heard it. I was trying to stay awake to hear more, but zonked back out.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Judy. :)

mail4rosey said...

Hard work does make people seem pretty lucky (to everyone but the person doing the work, who knows better ;) ).

Colette S said...

That is very inspirational food.

I was just listening to him today. I've listened to him for years and I realize I started to worry that he was getting so old and would die. I thought/think he is wise. Of course with God's wisdom.

mail4rosey said...

Oh my gosh, we are so on the same track, I find myself sometimes thinking I don't want him to get too old to preach, or worse. He's my absolute fave.