Developing Discipline

One of the best emails I receive regularly comes from Success.com. It always has great tips and tricks for how to be successful.

What does "success" mean to you? Everyone will define "success" differently and it's all about perspective. In the Success Insider podcasts each interviewer is asked what "success" means to them.

Just today I found this article about developing discipline: http://www.success.com/blog/7-ways-to-develop-daily-discipline?utm_source=Maropost&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_term=Inside%20Success&mpweb=574-4200614-742340835

In a nutshell, Success.com has 10 And tips for developing discipline:

  1. Set big goals
  2. Set clear goals
  3. Know that every day matters
  4. Don't argue with the plan
  5. Build a no-matter-what mindset
  6. Plan a routine
  7. Commit
  8. Understand the transformation process
  9. Go above feelings
  10. Resist the rain
  11. Find pleasure in the hard work

Check out the site for a description of each. Wonderful stuff! Which ones are you doing and which do you need help with?

Weekends are hard, Sunday, May 21, 2017

Your child goes to school during the weekdays and spends most of his time with his teachers and friends. Some even go to before or after school care. It’s a routine they become accustomed to. 

Then the weekend hits. It’s when all bets are off, right? Instead of spending a couple hours before school and a few after school and into the evening, as parents, we have them the entire weekend. What are we to do?!

Sometimes there’s a battle between parents on how to discipline the children. Other times there’s just that stubborn child who just isn’t in the mood for listening to anyone. Then there’s the few (or maybe many) who fall under both. 

What do you do? As suggested in Proverbs, Ephesians, Psalms, Matthew, and anywhere else in the Holy Bible, it is recommended that as parents we watch our words. Be careful that we are not killing their spirit. It’s okay to discipline or correct, but be sure to do so lovingly. They’re just children after all. 


Speak gently. Stick to the rules that are set. Be firm, yet loving. 

I know this isn’t easy. I struggle with this whenever I’m with my son. He tends to think he rules my life. His feelings get hurt very easily. 

Choose your hard, mama! Sometimes you just need to stick to the rules, even when it’s hard…