I can exercise superficial discipline, where I force myself to do something, bemoaning and hating it the entire time (I’ve operated this way for most of my life), but there’s a higher discipline that serves me better, one where I consistently seek the easiest-feeling pathway of thought (with negative emotions, this feels like relief. With positive emotions, it’s simply a matter of abiding in the positivity).
This higher discipline can be applied at any time, under any condition. It amplifies my efforts by infusing my outlook with acceptance and focus, allowing me to spot opportunity with my expanded perception. When it’s all said and done, it turns my “discipline” into play.