There are two types of self-discipline.
One is strict, harsh, and punishing.
"You're a failure if you quit." "Do not give into weakness." "Your lack of resolve is pathetic."
The other is compassionate, supportive, and nurturing.
"Deep down, I know this is what I really want." "I will ask for help if I need it." "I know I cannot fail if I do this with love."
Compassionate self-discipline is nothing other than being present, rather than engaged in distracted, unfocused, addictive behaviors based in an I-need-to-fix-myself mentality.
We don't lack self-discipline.
We lack presence.
- cheri huber