Well, it seems the tide has turned again and I desire to blog, doesn’t it?
I find myself with a little under an hour of free time this morning, and as I’m starting a new book “The Road Less Traveled”, I figured I’d post a few notes so far.
Chapter 1 – Discipline
Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if lief should be easy. Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them?
Disciple is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems.
[The] techniques of suffering, [the] means of experiencing the pain of problems constructively that I call discipline [are]:
- delaying of gratification – scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with
- acceptance of responsibility
- dedication to truth