Keep it on a leash
“Keep your monster on a leash.” – Huey Lewis (later became a song and album title for Tower of Power)
We all have a monster inside. It rears its ugly head and shows up in times when difficulty and challenge seem to overwhelm, when we experience a weak moment, when we let our guard down. It shows up when we will fail to follow our daily disciplines and helpful habits, regardless of circumstance.
Know your monster. Know when it starts to rear its head and roar. Keep it on a leash, a tight leash.