Discipline: It's higher than habits

All Diamonds Are Not Created Equal?

On the surface, that statement appears to be true. However, if you agree with that statement you are saying that diamonds are created and that simply is not true.

 Diamonds are formed (not created).

The formation process occurs through pressure and heat below surface. This is the testing phase.  What is being tested is our commitment and loyalty.

Like human beings, during this testing phase, grit, resilience, and high performance habits are formed.

But the process is not over when the diamond gets to the surface (through volcanic eruption). What follows testing is refinement.

On the surface we can appear as diamonds (aka Luminaries). But deep inside we know we have some dysfunctional beliefs that has placed a veil over our true luminescence. This is where being disciplined to submit oneself to the refinement process comes into play.

I know it's rough out there, but you are an authentic diamond in the rough.

Don't abort the process!

Dr. Ray Charles
Tagged with , ,


Irene Atieno - March 6th, 2023 at 12:12pm


Patiently waiting through the refining process.

Thanks Dr Ray

Meegan - March 6th, 2023 at 4:48pm

Inspiring message. When we embrace challenges, we get to refine our diamond and shine a little brighter! Thanks Dr. Ray.

George Myers - March 6th, 2023 at 8:49pm

Excellent reminder how tension, challenges, and rough times are essential for forming deep, strong character.

Edwin Dunbar - March 7th, 2023 at 5:02am

Thanks Dr. Ray for this awareness. What this tells me is that my real beauty, which has been tarnished by sin, is being refined by God through tough times, but depends upon my cooperation of yieldedness.

Zulay JOUONANG - March 7th, 2023 at 7:25am

Sooo edifying...Thanks

I should not abort the process

Following from Cameroon 🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲

Terri J. - March 10th, 2023 at 9:38am

Thank God we are resilient!

Emmanuel mukupa - March 27th, 2023 at 6:10am

That's great i.m learning