Discipline says, “I need to.” Duty says, “I ought to.” Devotion says, “I want to.” (Adrian Rogers, Bible Teacher)
The great tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, put it this way, “People think it’s discipline. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.” Devotion has a nice ring to it; discipline, however, seems harsh and unkind. In reality, both are needed to achieve greatness in any field of endeavor. Think of discipline as self-control and work at it diligently to thrive.
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. . . Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity (Proverbs 13:4; 21:5)