I get that the image to the left doesn’t automatically appear all that cool. Any image that has your eyes first read the statement, “Don’t Let the Bling Blind You,” does not usually qualify as being all that great. But this image represents a big running accomplishment today.
I have been running now for over 2 years. There have been highs & lows so far in the experience, but overall it has been fun to see the lessons that running has taught me. Of all the lessons, the one that has been most profound & impactful on every area of my life is the value of discipline.
The concept of discipline is often seen in a negative light. I know that I have spent a lot of my life not thinking all that highly of discipline. But discipline is a huge benefit in life & here’s why: discipline creates freedom.
Discipline creates freedom because it frees you to do things that you never would have thought possible beforehand. If someone would have told me 2 years ago that I would ever enjoy running 100 miles in the span of 1 month…I would’ve thought this would never happen for 2 reasons: 1) I physically would never be able to run that far & 2) I would never actually enjoy running that much. But that’s the beauty of discipline: it gives you freedom.
So pursue discipline in lots of areas of life. Dream of ways that discipline could impact your life. Enjoy the value that discipline provides.