Constant daily attention: stop taking things for granted.

I attended a conference by the South African Translators’ Institute this week. The main attraction was Chris Durban, a freelance translator from Paris. She is an inspiring, straight-shooting speaker confronting the general idea and acceptance by translators themselves that they can’t earn good money and/or that “the market” wouldn’t pay them more even if they asked for more.

It’s not who we are that holds us back, it’s who we think we’re not. – Unknown

It reminded me of how influential our thoughts are in how our lives play out. Which brought me to Jim Rohn’s argument that our thoughts require discipline. In his book, Leading an inspired life, he claims that we start taking things for granted when we don’t pay constant, daily attention. Discipline, he says, is the bridge between thought and accomplishment, between inspiration and achievement, and between necessity and productivity.

How do you turn an idea into something? Through disciplined action every day.

Jim Rohn also claims that if you want to feel good about yourself, then you must be disciplined. “Because everything affects everything else.”

What is the opposite of discipline? Procrastination.

Stop postponing your life and your dreams.