Here’s a daily attitude email from 2012 (I’ve been sending this a long time…).
I am reading a book about the simple rules for living that John Wesley. He was a pastor and went around starting churches.
He laid down a few simple rules in order to keep those that were converted from becoming “more of a child of the devil” after their conversion than they were beforehand.
He realized that no matter how profound a conversion they had made when becoming a Christian, there was more to make real change in someone’s life than a single moment, no matter how profound.
He realized that change required discipline. So much discipline in fact that his movement became known as Methodism because of how methodical he was in everything he did.
And the same holds true for you and whatever goals you have set for yourself.
Ever felt like you were completely on fire about something and then you didn’t follow through?
Ever sign up for a diet with complete zeal and gusto, only to fall back to your old ways all too quickly?
Ever make great plans for writing that book or even just reading one of the ones on the shelf at the office only to flip on the TV instead?
Most real change in life requires discipline. Real discipline.
Just getting started on the book, let’s hope it inspires me to have enough discipline to at least finish.
Make it a great day.