The key to victory, power and reward in every part of your life is this Divine virtue: personal discipline. Every athletic champion and Olympic winner practices discipline. In fact, almost without exception, winners are successful because of discipline, which gives birth to success habits.
Not only does discipline hone the mind and condition the body, it produces a very important component of child development, which is security. Just as a child who receives discipline from his parents feels secure in their love, so the person who practices self-discipline is confident that good things will happen to him instead of bad.
It is trite to say that men do not really decide their future. They decide their habits – then, their habits decide their future.
Therefore, if you fall short of this vital ingredient, i.e. personal discipline, humbly request of God, the Custodian of all good things and it shall be given to you. (James 1: 5)