A few weeks ago I posted a blog on discipline. The irony is not lost on me that more than a month later, I am posting part II. Yes, discipline is an area in need of constant improvement.
Over the past 6 years, WonderMan and I have retired over $100,000K in debt. I’m looking forward to a follow up dishing the details on exactly how and what we dumped. In due time… As with this past month, our trajectory hasn’t always been a straight shot. In my initial post, we learned discipline is training intended to elicit a specific pattern of behavior or character. In my heart of hearts I aim to be the type who never misses a deadline, shows up on time to every meeting, and never forgets anniversaries or special occasions. On the way to a more disciplined me, I don’t wallow in the set backs. Tomorrow is another day to reignite my discipline training program.
Such is the approach we can take with personal finances. Did you set goals in January? Are you slightly or severely off track? We can’t change history by beating ourselves up today. Instead, to restart a discipline training program and break free from an undisciplined rut, consider the following:
“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves? Self-discipline with all of them came first.” Harry S. Truman