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A World of Yoga
The First Amazing Technique
When you say youíll be there at eight a.m., be there at eight a.m.
When you say the project will cost fifty dollars, donít expect to jack the price up to three hundred dollars while maintaining your sense of well being. Mean fifty dollars. If you donít know how much a job is going to cost, or how much time it will take, say so. Donít hurt other people through misinforming them. The world is suffering enough as it is from gross misinformation. for you to meet with success.
Mean What You Say
Until we can do what we decide to do, until we can be true to our own word, weíre a mess inside.
Don't Be a Fanatic
Meaning what you say" doesnít mean you need to become a fanatic, nor that there wonít be exceptional times when extreme circumstances may prevent you from fulfilling your resolve. However, these occasional lapses must be very rare and few in your lifetime. Note also, it is possible to be constructive and avoid harming others unnecessarily, even in extraordinary circumstances.
Recently, a reservations clerk for a large airline received a phone call. The man said, "Iím very sorry. I wonít be able to keep my reservation and fly to New York this morning. You see, my house has just burned down and I have to look after a large number of details. But I just wanted to let you know I wonít be able to come today. Please make my seat available to someone else." Something else of great significance interrupted this man but he kept in mind that he had made a commitment and he tried to deal with that commitment as fully and honorably as he could. He had learned the lesson of self-discipline.
Are you ready for the excitement of a challenge? You can meet this challenge at home and in your office. Further, you will gain immense satisfaction every time you successfully meet the challenge of self-discipline.
When you determine to go jogging or exercising, do it! When you make up your mind to improve your life in any area, get at it.
Self-discipline will enable you to achieve benefit and fulfillment which you cannot realize by any other means. When you start to practice self-discipline, you determine that you have yielded to willy-nilly circumstances long enough.
The Technique of Self-Discipline
Stand before a mirror. Look deeply into your own eyes and then read the thought-transforming passage found on the next page out loud to yourself.
Look into your eyes with love, concentration, and good will for yourself.
Do not strain or try to be fierce. Instead, focus on your own eyes with discipline and your very best wishes. Look into your eyes after you say each sentence and clearly consider the meaning of each of these intentions. Feel free to pause as long as you like between each of these sentences. You may wish to repeat one of them several times before going on.
You may also wish to read through the passage from your easy chair or during a break in your office activity. However, it is best to begin the day before your mirror and have a deeply meaningful focus on self-discipline.
"You Can Count On Me"
In your self-discipline youíll be a most refreshing
person to know. You will also find yourself becoming more conscious, with
added vitality and magnetic personality. Also, please note, you can practice
self-discipline any time ó night or day.