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Get Tough With Yourself (Part 3)



Ephesians 5:15-16 says: "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Our quote for today is from Vishwas Chavan. He said: "If every citizen can get rid of the indiscipline syndrome, we have immense potential to build more productive, conflict-free, harmonious and peaceful communities, societies, cities, nations and world." Today, in the Get Things Done podcast we are looking at Part 3 of Step 6: "Get Tough With Yourself". Q: You recommend doing difficult things not just for the intrinsic benefit involved, but because they provide practice in self-discipline? Correct. Each time you perform a difficult act -- or resist a temptation -- you make it easier to do so in the future. In the words of Hamlet, Refrain tonight,And that shall lend a kind of easinessTo the next abstinence; the next more easy;For use can almost change the stamp of nature… Q: So you would compare willpower to a muscle, which grows either stronger or weaker, depending upon whe