No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest… for those who have been trained by it.
— Hebrews 12:11

It’s easy to dwell on the downside of discipline. In the moment, discipline is dreadful. It hurts. It strains. It taxes us in mind and body and isn't fun. That is why, I believe, so many people steer clear of it. 

While discipline repels at first brush, it rewards the one who sticks with it. Here are a handful of rewards I've received whenever I have managed to stick with a discipline.

• Joy
• Growth
• Satisfaction  
• Self-Respect  
• Confidence

The next time you find yourself in the valley of decision regarding whether to follow through on a discipline or not, don’t forget to think about the upside

Yep, it’s going to be hard. And you’re right, it’s going to be drudgery at times. But, upon completion, you will surely reap a satisfying harvest.

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