“Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.”
Roy L. Smith
There is nothing worse than seeing someone with incredible talent choose to let that potential be wasted because they don’t have the discipline or drive to maximize their God given gifts. It is a human choice when people put forth less effort than they are capable of doing and then achieve less that they were created to become. Why does this happen?
We, as humans, are inherently lazy. It isn’t fun to wake up at 4:00 AM and go train your body in order to achieve your goals. It isn’t exciting to do the same task over and over again as you develop your body or your mind to become sharper and more focused. It is far easier to sleep in, to make excuses, to settle for less than you are capable because that is the path of least resistance. It is far easier to simply exist than it is to persist.
The people who impress me the most are the ones that demonstrate the discipline and relentless will to pound right through their own mental walls and barriers. These are the people who are forging their future on a daily basis with the decisions they make and the actions they take. They never allow themselves to sit back and feel sorry for themselves when things don’t go their way. They adapt, overcome, and set new goals and objectives. This person knows that with relentless discipline and execution of the small things on a daily basis they can achieve greater results and realize their potential.
God didn’t create us to have an easy life. The challenges we face are there to help us grow our talents and maximize our potential to impact the lives of others. To do this we have to be like the servant in the ‘Parable of the Talents’ and take the gifts we are given and find a way to grow them into something much more valuable…