April 5th, 2015
Sempai Dennis Flynn
You see, we can get lower, we can hit harder; we can keep getting better and better. We just have to have the self-discipline to make it happen! We have to want it enough to believe we can do it!
James (Jim) Whittaker is a famous mountain climber. In fact, he is the very first American to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Not only that, but he ran out of oxygen, and still kept moving forward until he reached the top. Why? Because he had the self-discipline to find the strength to continue! Here is a great quote from Jim Whittaker:
can never conquer the mountain, mountains cant be
conquered. You can only conquer yourself.
Mr. Whittaker understood that the only thing that could keep him from reaching the top of Mt. Everest was his own self-discipline, or lack of it. He accomplished a lot more in his life as well.
Do you know who Helen Hayes was? Here is a short bio of her accomplishments to give you an idea:
Helen Hayes' career in entertainment surpasses most others in years as well as in achievements. She began acting at the age of five and didn't stop until she was 85. Helen is one of only two women to receive all four prestigious entertainment awards: a Tony, Oscar, Emmy and Grammy. In 1983, the Helen Hayes Awards were established, encouraging other aspiring actors and actresses to reach for their goals as she had done.
Here is what Helen Hayes said about self-discipline:
starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there.
Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through
a long, slow climb and self-discipline.
are many, many more inspirational quotes from successful
people in all walks of life, but the message is the same:
hard work, believing in your abilities, and self-discipline,
are the keys to long term success! I try to teach the habits
of self-discipline whenever I have the opportunity to teach
others in many areas of my life.