No personal success, achievement, or goal, can be realized without self-discipline. It is perhaps the most important attribute needed to achieve any type of personal excellence. Being disciplined does not mean living a limiting or a restrictive lifestyle. Nor, does it mean that you have to give up everything you enjoy, or relinquish fun and relaxation. It does mean learning how to focus your mind and energies on your goals and to persevere until they are accomplished. It also means cultivating a mindset in which you are ruled by your deliberate choices rather than by your emotions, bad habits, or through the influence of others. In truth, self-discipline allows you to reach your goals in a reasonable time frame and to live a more orderly and satisfying life.

Today, I am told that Saturn is joining with the Sun, which will remind you and me that we need to be very conscious about our next steps. We need to be focused and committed to doing what we have been guided to do and to create the daily practices that will support us in doing so. And in doing so, you and me will be helping to make our goals and dreams come true. We will be creating the future that we desire.


Just for today, I am willing to learn something new every day. I ask for more understanding so that I may knowingly and lovingly shape my world and my experiences. I will not allow noise, chatter or setbacks to distract me. I will allow patience, commitment, purpose and grace to guide me. I am relentless. I persist. I keep going. I have the freedom and power to create the life I desire. And so it is.