I've been thinking about how thoughts influence our words and how our words influence our actions.
I went to the beach at South Encinitas this morning. It was a beautiful warm San Diego morning. There is an awesome route that I love to do, and haven't done in a long while! I walked south, stopping at each set of stairs leading from the top of the cliff down to the beach. There are 6 sets of stairs. They have about 110 steps at each staircase so it is a great climb! It is about 1.5 miles from where I parked by car to the south end of the route at the beach. I did the stairs on the way out and jogged back to the car.
Running is my least favorite cardio, which means I should probably do a little more of it. So back to my opening comment. As I was jogging back to my car, I wanted to stop and walk every step of the way BUT I kept thinking....I can do this, so I talked to myself, out loud, to keep going and that translated into continued jogging until I reached the car. I was so pleased with my accomplishment! Thoughts, words and deeds = desire, dedication and discipline.
So - desire is our internal thought motivators. Be dedicated through your verbal reinforcement. Show your discipline through your actions. It all comes together! Be mindful of your internal thoughts because they translate into your disciplined actions.