1.01.2010

This here 2010 . . .

I have decided to look at life in a different angle. I am very passion-driven. It makes for a roller coaster of a life but is also extremely enjoyable. Passion usually gets you very little when you are trying for success. I have taken a good look at myself these past few days and realized how much change needs to take place. I believe I'm a pretty wonderful person with a lot of courage, a lot of love, and a lot of knowledge. I have very little self-discipline though. I let my emotions drive a lot of my actions and that is when I run into trouble. I NEED to learn the art of self-discipline for the following list of reasons:

- I'm a flake
- I procrastinate like none other
- I eat so much my body hurts
- I waste time
- I get no sleep
- I work for a dentist when I could be singing
- I'm easily convinced to "hang out" even when I don't want to and have so much to do
- I make promises and don't follow through
- At the end of the day, I start worrying about the way my life is going if I don't change.

I believe in baby steps. WHY?? Because I've taken huge, giant leaps before and I always end up right back where I started or even worse. Although I believe it will take a lot of time to make these necessary changes to be who God needs me to be, I know I can do it. I've been living off of passion the past year, it's time to begin taking control again.

Check out this sweet quote from Steve Pavlina on passion vs. self-discipline

"Self-discipline allows you take action and therefore get results no matter what your emotional state. Where passion is erratic, self-discipline provides steadiness and stability. And because your emotions aren’t in the way, your decisions are more likely to succeed because they’ll be made from a state of disciplined intellect rather than from emotional peaks and valleys."

"Self-discipline is quieter though. Passion gets more attention these days becuase it makes more noise."

touche self-discipline, touche.

1 comment:

Barb @ getupandplay said...

What a great post! I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I can now follow your Cali adventures!