Doing Your Best

Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!– Zig Ziglar

This past week we’ve been talking about discipline and why discipline is critical to living a quality life and a life of self-mastery. Jim Rohn poses a great question for you. Is the best you can do all that you can do? It might not sound right, but the answer is no. Jim gives us the example of doing push-ups. If you haven’t done push-ups for a while, maybe you can only do five, but is that all you can ever do? If you rested for a little while could you do five more. If you rested again, can you do five more? In other words, the best you could do was only five, but you did fifteen.

How did you get to fifteen? It’s just a matter of discipline. It starts with one little step: doing what you can do. After you’ve done this for a while, you’ll be able to do more than five each time. The more we do it, the easier it will become and our best will reach a higher level. Just don’t rest too long. Resting too long becomes procrastination. The key to accomplishment is not to rest but to find more ways to discipline yourself. Find more ways to improve and master your own life. When we discipline ourselves, we find out what our best really is. Are you doing your best?

Have an awesome day.

  • Linda Young

    Sam, I love this! Thank you for posting this – I will be sharing this 🙂

  • slamminsammy

    Hey Linda, Thanks for your input and encouragement. Have an awesome day.


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