Discipline & pride

Something inspirational:

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”

MARGARET THATCHER


6 May, 2018

6 thoughts on “Discipline & pride

  1. You feel so much better when you are confident in your decision. It’s hard sometimes but you have to go with your heart. Nothing worse than when you compromise and feel bad about a move you make.

    Ultimately, you are the one that has to live with you conscience.

    1. Thanks Maria. Yes, you’re absolutely right when you say, ‘ultimately, you are the one that has to live with your conscience.’

      But perhaps that’s part of the problem. We don’t think about our conscience and not thinking about our conscience means we’ll do as we please.

      But it’s our conscience that not only dictates right from wrong, but it also keeps us on the right path.

  2. I didn’t agree with much Margaret Thatcher had to say but I must admit to completely agreeing with this quote.

    She strongly advocated the merits of self-responsibility.

    1. Yes, you may not have agreed with her policies if you took an interest in politics, but behind the politician is a person who has views and thoughts of his own that resonate with people like you and me.

      In those days when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, I was too immature to take any interest in politics.

      Truthfully, quotes and inspirational thoughts were more my thing.

  3. I like this quote. But I fail to understand why it takes discipline to do what’s right.

    We have every conceivable chance to do the right thing without pause; but I guess ignorance is blinding.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, perhaps it’s got something to do with us being easily swayed. It’s easy to get off track, particularly around the things we struggle with.

      But you’re right we all have the opportunity to do what’s right. I think if more of us did, the world would look and feel different.

      Our issues and problems would also probably feel less.

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