One of the success principles is discipline. Without it, you will struggle to get anywhere.
Look at it this way – it makes life better on the long run. Sure, before you develop the habit, it looks like it is a pain, but once you do, things begin to feel a lot easier.
You want to become that successful athlete, actor, business person or parent? You need to be disciplined.
As I shared, I do know better, and am generally disciplined and keep away from dairy products. So, I pass some lovely cheese, and decided to have a taste – the reaction was pretty quick, so the pleasure of eating the cheese was quite quickly lost when the itching and lack of sleep descended.
A good reminder to continue my disciple – I’m much better for it.
This happens to us in all kinds of ways – when we give up our disciplined habits, it because of some instant pleasure. Is it worth it? Not usually. Which is a good thing, because there is a stronger incentive to get back to the disciplined behaviour that is vital to our health and success in whatever goal we have.
So, when you have a lapse, watch out for the reaction, and get back to your disciplined habits – you’ll be glad you did.