Discipline

I never learned to seriously discipline myself until now; now when I am breaking boundaries in my own life — now, when I am 55. So how did I get where I am today without self-discipline? How did I get through my professional training, my post grad studies, my pilot licence, my career, my life?

Pressure. I function really well under pressure; under the prospect of a tight deadline I can work like a dog from dawn to dusk, and through the night if necessary.

But that’s what I’ve done all my life and it hasn’t got me where I want to be, so “If you want something different you have to do something different” (Anurag Prakash Ray) ~ it’s time to embrace my increasing ability to self-discipline and make it my default mode.

If I do that, I can choose my activities and direct my destiny, rather than allowing myself to be swept up in a wave of self-inflicted (and irresponsible) pressure ❤︎

 

 

Irritation & Carl Jung

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” said Carl Jung.

I really need to do more work on this one … is it possible to feel irritated and be at peace with the feeling maybe? To quietly examine and allow the irritation as an opportunity for learning, (a mirror) and stop beating oneself up about not being an angel. ❤️

Note to self; resume daily meditation. (Missed a few days)