“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” — Abraham Lincoln

What does this quote mean to you?  To me it is simply all about having priorities and setting them.  We all have priorities; things that must be done in life.  Having fun and enjoying life should certainly be a priority in life.  Playing video games is a priority for some.  Shopping could be a priority for others.  Getting a black belt is probably a priority we all can agree upon.  However, choosing to play video games instead of practicing your forms, attending class, or doing homework is not going to get you to your longer term goals.  It is easy.  Just sit on the couch in front of the TV screen and play for hours.  So in order to choose what you want most, for example to be a black belt, you must set goals towards achieving black belt and work towards those goals.  You must attend classes regularly, stay focused in class, you must practice at home, study you student guide, and do this consistently over a period of time.  You will start with that white belt that we all have.  Then, progress through the ranking system and over time and diligent work using your discipline you will be that black belt in no time.