Self discipline is the rejection of instant gratification in favor of something better. It is the giving up of instant pleasure and satisfaction for a higher and better goal. It endows the inner strength to focus all the energy on a goal and perservere until it is accomplished!
I read this quote many years ago and it has always inspired me. Giving in is the easy thing to do, but holding out and fighting for something that will make you the happiest in the end is so much more powerful in so many ways! You can find this lovely postcard at www.vanillaclouds.com. Image by Frank Milne.