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May 16, 2013

Tim Kolodziej: Want true gratification? Then delay it

NEW CASTLE — Choices.

We make them every day.

In every way.

Hour by hour.

Moment by moment.

You decide.

I decide.

For better or for worse.

And our lives depend on it.

“Your life is your fault (good or bad). We are ALL self-made.” — Darren Hardy

Choices.

We’ve got no excuses.

There’s no one to blame.

It’s on us.

Those donuts you ate for breakfast? You’re gonna pay for them, even if they were left in your office as a gift.

The late-night drinking binge? Same thing.

The run at the park? You’re gonna benefit from that.

Just as you will from pushing aside the cheeseburger in favor of the spinach and sweet potato salad.

You decide.

I decide.

For better or for worse.

And our lives depend on it.

“If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.” — William Feather

Choices.

We can play now and pay later or pay now and play later.

Either way, we have to pay.

I hate how the word “discipline” has been given a negative tag. It does not mean “punishment.”

Discipline is a good thing. Discipline is a healthy thing. In fact, I can sum up the definition of discipline with two very positive words:

•Vision — It’s about knowing where you want to go and plotting a strategy to get there.

•Consistency — It’s about doing the things you need to do to carry out your vision — and doing them every day, everywhere, every time.

In other words, determine who you want to be or where you want to go. Then do what’s necessary to get there.

That’s it.

Insanely simple.

But incredibly difficult.

You decide.

I decide.

For better or for worse.

And our lives depend on it.

“Christlikeness is the result of making Christlike choices and depending on the Spirit to help you fulfill those choices.”  — David Chrzan

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