Through DISCIPLINE and COMMITMENT, Frederick Douglass, the African American social reformer born in Maryland as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey became a national leader of the abolitionist movement, a prominent activist, author, and public speaker gaining notoriety for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing! DISCIPLINE PAYS GREAT DIVIDENDS and COMMITMENT is the price we must all pay for the GREATNESS in us to MANIFEST!

If a former slave boy with no hope for freedom and any promise of a great future [that Frederick Douglass is now remembered for] can EXCEL against all odds and end up among the great men of his time, then there is no excuse good enough for anyone of us not to TRIUMPH when we also embrace the PATH TO POTENTIAL [DISCIPLINE and COMMITMENT]. Of truth in the words of President George Washington, “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”

American 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt said, “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” Self-discipline is the only discipline that lasts and is one of the virtues that we all need COMMITMENT to reach our potential, overcome life`s difficulties and leave our mark in the sand of times!

Hebrews 12:11 New Living Translation says, “No DISCIPLINE is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward, there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.” We must not allow the temporary pain of DISCIPLINE to make us lose sight of the permanent gain because DISCIPLINE PAYS GREAT DIVIDENDS only to those who make a LONG-TERM COMMITMENT not to quit. DISCIPLINE is the bridge between goals and accomplishments and for every DISCIPLINED EFFORT, there is a MULTIPLE REWARD!