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Developing self discipline


The discipline of the chair. The discipline of the canvass. The discipline of meditation. The discipline of timeliness. The discipline of focus.

Discipline is the practice of showing up and doing the work. Like a muscle, discipline strengthens with each repetition. Once it’s ingrained, it helps you start before you’re ready. So be sure to pick a practice that’s worth repeating.

Discipline is, in fact, its own discipline, a tutorial for the mind. It takes mastery before it becomes second-nature. With patience and focus as its closest allies, discipline shapes people to make something out of nothing.

“I know that to sustain these true moments of insight, one has to be highly disciplined, lead a disciplined life.”

Henry Miller

Be your own disciple.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.