How Are Your River Banks?

Flood - 1993 - Jefferson City, MOWhile living in Kansas City in 1993 I saw first-hand the devastation of flooding when the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers overflowed their banks in a historic flood.   The picture shown is that of a bridge in Missouri City, MO.  What power a river has when it is out of its banks.

Discipline is our river banks. While we may think that we would prefer to just kind of flow wherever we want to go when ever we want to flow.  Our effectiveness is directly related to clearly defined boundaries.  Discipline is necessary for our success.  Productivity doesn’t happen because everyone does what is fun; progress occurs when there is enough energy to accomplish the necessary.