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Self-discipline is one quality that you can develop that will guarantee you greater success, accomplishment and happiness in life.
Of a thousand principles for success developed over the ages, this one quality or practice will do more to assure that you accomplish wonderful things with your life than anything else.
If you fail to develop the quality of self-discipline to a high degree, it is impossible for you to achieve all that you are truly capable of achieving.
The quality of self-discipline is a habit, a practice, a philosophy and a way of living. All successful men and women are highly disciplined in the important work that they do.
All unsuccessful men and women lack the self-discipline it takes to control their behaviors and personal drive.
Once you learn develop the same levels of high, personal discipline held by the most successful people in our society, you will very soon begin to achieve the same results that they do.
Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
Accomplish More in a Month Than Most People Accomplish in a Year. Take complete control of your time and your life. Develop the self-discipline and the qualities of the most successful people of all time.
The 5 Disciplines of Powerful People
Self-Discipline is a necessary prerequisite for achieving any level of success. We all want to achieve success in our lives but only a small fraction will actually plan their success in the form of goals.
Learning how to set goals is one of the problems as it is not a skill that is taught in school. Although you can compare goal setting to the concept of making a promise, they are more or less the same.
If you consider it in this way you can see how it would make sense. When you set a goal to achieve a particular result in your life it is the same as you making a promise to yourself in that you will follow through with the necessary actions.
If you are to keep the promise you have made to yourself it will take both commitment and self-discipline.
All great success in life is preceded by long, sustained periods of focused effort on a single goal, the most important goal, with the determination to stay with it until it is complete.
Throughout history, we find that every man or woman who achieved anything lasting and worthwhile, had engaged in long, often unappreciated hours, weeks, months and even years of concentrated, disciplined work, in a particular direction.
Fortunately the quality of self-discipline is something that you can learn by continuous practice, over and over, until you master it.
Once you have mastered the ability to delay gratification, the ability to discipline yourself to keep your attention focused on the most important task in front of you, there is virtually no goal that you cannot accomplish and no task that you cannot complete.
We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
Successful people engage in activities that are goal-achieving. Unsuccessful people engage in activities that are tension-reliving. Successful people discipline themselves to have dinner before dessert. Unsuccessful people prefer to have dessert most of the time.
Successful people plan their work, and work their plan. They take the time to think through their responsibilities before they begin. They make clear decisions which they then implement immediately.
They get a lot more done in a shorter period of time than the average person because they have the self-discipline to adhere to the task at hand.
Perhaps the most important benefit of self-discipline is the personal benefit that you receive. Every act of self-discipline increases your self-esteem. It gives you a feeling of personal power and accomplishment.
Each time you discipline yourself to persist in the face of distractions, diversions, and disappointments, you feel better about yourself. Self-discipline is the characteristic that leads your average person to do more than what is ask of him or expected.
Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.
A. Lou Vickery
Your Personal Achievements Are Directly Tied To Your Self-Discipline!
As You Continue To Discipline Yourself You Can Expect To:
- Achieve More And More In Life.
- Feel More Like A Winner.
- Develop Soaring Self-Confidence.
- Feel Happier And Content With Yourself.
- Have More Energy And Get More Done.
- Earn The Respect And Esteem of The People Around You.
- Enjoy Greater Success Both Personal And Professional.
- Live In A Nicer House, Drive A Nicer Car, And Wear Nicer Clothes.
You get a natural high from the thrill of achievement. The more things that you achieve as the result of employing your personal habits of effectiveness and productivity, the more eager you are to achieve even higher and better tasks.
As your self-discipline increases your life gets onto an upward spiral of success and happiness and you will feel great about yourself most of the time.
Every Act of Self-Discipline Strengthens Every Other Discipline In Your Life.
Every weakness of self-discipline weakens your other disciplines as well. When you make a habit of disciplining yourself in little things, you’ll soon become able to discipline yourself to accomplish even larger things and you will be more apt to finish what you begin.
Your entire life is an ongoing battle between the forces of doing what is right and necessary on the one hand and doing what is fun and easy on the other.
It is a battle between the forces of discipline and the forces of ease or expediency. When you develop the strength of character that gives you complete self-mastery, self-control and self-discipline, you feel wonderful about yourself.
Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another.
With self-discipline you develop a deep inner sense of strength and self-confidence. You replace positive thinking with positive knowing and positive action. You reach the point inside where you absolutely know that you can do whatever it takes to achieve any goal that you can set for yourself.
Self-Discipline Is Its Own Reward
Not only does it pay off in terms of greater self-esteem and a more positive mental attitude, but it pays off throughout your life in terms of the goals that you achieve and the success that you attain in everything you do.
Self-discipline is a skill and a habit that can be learned by practice. Every time you practice a little self-discipline, you become stronger and stronger. Bit by bit, you become more capable of even greater disciplines.
As you become a totally self-disciplined individual, your entire future opens up in front of you like a broad highway and as you continue to increase your self-discipline everything becomes possible and your future achievements are limitless!