To create the life we desire, we can employ visualization techniques. We can use principles from the Law of Attraction to create a vibration that matches that which we wish to attract. We can state affirmations and mantras which shape our intentions. Yet none of these will yield our desired results without discipline and structure.
Discipline and structure come in the form of actions which prove our commitment to ourselves and to the Universe. When we take actions to shape the life we desire we greatly benefit from putting in place a system that ensures we continue to take the steps needed to bring our desires to fruition. This system helps us to continue on the path we’ve set for ourselves even when we are filled with uncertainty and doubt. Discipline and structure provides a support framework which we created at the height of inspiration and will continue to prop us up and move us forward when we are unsure of being able to fulfill the destiny we’ve created for ourselves.
Structure may come in the form of outlining the steps we will take toward our goal in written form. It may also include contingencies and backup plans for those areas where the structure may not provide ample support. Discipline may entail creating a schedule with appropriate breaks to allow for regrouping and checking progress. The key function of discipline is to create a habit, to carve a path that allows our efforts to flow more easily with each subsequent action we take.
Without discipline and structure the intentions we set are subject to topple at the slightest shift in the wind. Our visions need a solid foundation that can withstand the ebb and flow of our lives, that continue to stand erect through the shifting sands of our minds and our hearts. This framework will allow us to remain upright during the times we are unsure if we can support ourselves.