Discipline is doing what we set out to do. To borrow from Greg Nance, “Plan the Work, Work the Plan.” While discipline helps us get things done, congruence closes the gap.
Personal congruency exists when your true desires (intention), your thoughts (attention), feelings, and actions are aligned with your core values.” -Dieter Pauwels
I’d add ‘when your thoughts and actions are aligned with your core values and long term goals.
Congruence asks the questions:
- will this habit lead me to achieve X goal?
- is what I’m doing today actually going to make a difference in my long term objective?
Congruence is outcomes based.
It is the 10,000 foot view, helicopter view.
Are our daily habits and life (our discipline) congruent with the things we daydream about?