It is still about the discipline!
There is no doubt it is still about the discipline this blog has been substantially written since 16th December – then the distractions!! too many to name – all excuses!
Really it is a milestone Blog:
1. The First Blog written and loaded Internationally!
I am currently in Munich on way to see family in Austria; Now 12 days later in Salzburg!
and 2. This is my second Blog with a title! All the best advice seems to be that this is the way to go! My last Blog is titled -Its the disciplne stupid! and this one!!
Nilofer Merchant on her Web Site Nilofermerchant.com – Essays -How to Tackle the Next Thing 16th December has written a wonderful piece on Tackling the next thing with a number of Lessons which are outlined below:
Lesson: Hear the tug at the heart
Lesson: There’s no denying the costs of working on the next thing
Lesson: Decide really decide what to give up to make space for the new thing
Lesson: Find others to go on the journey with you
Lesson: Recognise it as an adventure
Lesson: Trust in your ability to grow
Lesson: Do the hard part of the hard part While it is presumptious of me to parallel my social media journey with her steps – there is something in what she has written which inspires my current pursuit.Every journey is different and as I recently tweeted -” Isn’t pilgrimage a wonderful word – we are all on one – it is incumbent on us to live and love every day of it!’
Underlying everything she has said is a concept which is implicit – DISCIPLINE – the last Lesson – Do the hard part of the hard part – there are so many sayings that we all know because we heard them from parents. teachers, coaches and maybe even our friends!
- Nothing was ever achieved without hard work
- Everything comes to those who wait
- The Journey of a Thousand miles was started with a single step
- Going the extra mile
- That which is achieved easily will be lost the same way (easy come easy go)
- To climb Mt Everest one must go to first base -first
- No one ever started at top – the work is the work and it must be done
For those of you who have run a half marathon – 13 miles -and I have run a few – you know that about mid way it gets tough and at two thirds!!…..! it is about Mind over Matter! It is a tough gig!
Maybe Mastering Social media is a marathon!!And for me actually marshalling my thinking to write – is an Everest! what a challenge!
The reality for us all is that Discipline is a platform off which the human spirit can soar!!
From a “poorly disciplined spirit” I wish you well on the journey!
Notes: May 2014 bring you all many blessings and “much more discipline”!