Self-Discipline and Self-Motivation: The Power to Do What’s Right When Nobody Is Looking

Have you ever wondered about that? What keeps a person on the right track even when nobody is looking? It’s a matter of integrity and honesty, having the self-motivation and self-discipline to always choose to do the right thing.


Now onto today’s inspirational thought…


 “Self-discipline is keeping yourself going

in the right direction

without someone making you do so.

The problem is that somehow

people have gotten the wrong idea

that  everything in life is supposed to be easy.

You need to be a person

who is self-motivated and self-disciplined;

who does what is right because it is right,

not because someone may be looking

or because someone is making you do it.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”



 My reflections:


This devotional brings to mind the concept of “situational ethics” — choosing to do the right thing because it’s right, rather than caving to the pressure of society or “political correctness.”



So what are YOUR thoughts?


Do you find it easy to do the right thing when nobody is looking?


Have you experienced pressure in social settings to make decisions you might not make otherwise?




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