The ability to regulate the craving for immediate gratification is a powerful tool; it can be used to build discipline and fortitude.  (S)he who has honed their spirit in this way can produce works that require great effort and character.  Or (s)he can be called forth to provide others with comfort and aid, in the event that it’s needed.  

I consider possession of either capability as one of the greatest blessings one could ever have.


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  1. You seem to know so much about a disciplined life. Do you have to work at it, does it come naturally to you, or is it a mixture of both? What I mean is, do you just tootle around through life, being who you are, and outside observers say, “Whoa, dude, you sure are disciplined!” The reason I ask is because I give the impression I am very disciplined and competitive, but I’m not trying to be. It’s just how I do Life.

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    • I’m the same as you; there are certain things I want to get done, and it requires a certain measure of discipline to do them. I don’t pursue discipline for discipline’s sake; I still enjoy a day or two of junk food every week, and I don’t look down upon anyone who lacks discipline, or gets something done without it. As a matter of fact, I LIKE when people do things in a way that is contrary to mine; it means I might be able to learn new methods from them, and perform better myself! 🙂

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