Nothing truly changes until your mind changes. Without mental transformation, the spontaneous and voluntary actions we take may only produce a new place where we continue to do our old things, that’s it, repeat past patterns of actions that lead to either stagnation or even failure.
The greatest challenge majority of people have is that they still have old thinking patterns with them. Our minds need to be renewed. But it takes discipline to change our mindset. George Washington said that “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak and esteem to all.”
In the words of M.C. Carter, “Mental control is the only self-control, and those who learn it early escape unhappiness and many hard experiences which darken the lives of those who fail to learn that greatest of all life’s lessons.” The greatest freedom man has is the freedom to control his thoughts.
Harry S. Truman, the man that led the United States from [1945-1953], identified the three things that ruin a man to be power, money, and women. It is these things that bring many professionals, politicians, leaders, and stars down. Therefore, restraint is highly needed in any office in life. Discipline, according to Zig Ziglar, “more than anything else, means to bring your mind under control.”