How To Use The Power Of Self-Discipline To Change Your Life

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Self-discipline is the foundation upon which success is built. Self-discipline is doing what you don’t like to do. Self-discipline is doing something right in the face of obstacles. Self-discipline is doing what is important, not what is urgent.

If you want to be happy, to be successful, to be productive, you MUST earn a degree in self-discipline. You must discipline yourself. You must stick to your plans, to your goals, to your dreams. You must make the art of self-discipline a habit. You must practice it on a daily basis. You must live it.

You can discipline yourself to success if you want to. If you want to do it, to put yourself on the right track, start small. Start by disciplining yourself in small ways. For example, if you say you want to do something, no matter what is happening around you, stick to what you say you want to do. It is not comfortable, but it is doable. Jim Rohn, a motivational speaker, said, “It is the small disciplines that lead to great accomplishments.” Don’t force yourself to be perfect at it the first time. If you think like that, you will get frustrated. Give yourself time to get used to it.

Self-discipline is hard. When you are trying to get something done, focus on where you are going and what you are going to get- the results- when you get there. Don’t focus on the toughness of the process. If you do that, you will be frustrated.

Stop telling yourself ‘you can’t do it.’ Stop telling yourself ‘it can’t be done.’ Start telling yourself that ‘everything is doable.’ Stay away from making excuses. The more excuses that you make, the weaker you will be. To make things happen in your life, stop making excuses and start taking responsibility. That is the only way to conquer fear. That is the only way to get results that you are looking for.

According to Dr. Scott Peck, “Self-discipline is doing the unnatural.” He is right. It is teaching yourself to do the right thing, even when it is not popular. It is setting priorities to get things done. If you want to get ahead, set priorities, and follow through. The results will shock you. Try it!

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How To Do The Impossible

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Nothing is impossible if you want it to be possible. If you want it, you can get it. It begins with you. It starts with self-belief. If you believe in yourself, nothing you cannot do. But if you don’t believe in yourself, you cannot even kill a butterfly.

It starts with you, not with me, not with your neighbor, but you. If you want it, it is your responsibility to get it done. it is your responsibility to be rich. It is also your responsibility to be poor. You can change it by changing how you see life, how you see success, how you see failure.

The impossible is made possible through action. Only action change things for you. If you want to do the impossible, take action. Don’t wish, just do it. It is scared, but if you do it, your life will never be the same again.

Why Change Matters

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Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” Change is important if you want to move forward, if you want to grow, if you want to add value to your life and the lives of people around you.

But you can’t move forward if you keep staying away from change. You can’t get out of your comfort zone if you keep fighting change. You cannot grow if you keep resisting change.

Change is a way of life. It is here to stay. If you want to survive your life, your job, you MUST embrace change, not fighting it. The people who are doing well are those who learned how to cope with change. Change is scary, but not to destroy you.

People resist change because it is scary. It makes them uncomfortable. It makes them nervous. Change represents confusion. It threatens the status quo, meaning it threatens the usual ways of doing things. It threatens the, “This is how we do things here.”

If you want to be better, to grow, to explore, to know more than you think you know, embrace change. Don’t resist change. Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Fighting the old will only keep you in your comfort zone. Neil Strauss said, “Great things never come from comfort zone.” Don’t fight the old, build the new. That is the way to move forward.

7 Ways To Break A Bad Habit

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It is easier to maintain bad habits than to change them. Habits are what we do everyday without knowing that we are doing it. It is a quiet guy, but dangerous.

To change from bad to good habits, make sure what you are replacing it with something bigger and better than what you are eliminating. If not, it will be difficult to change. Don’t try to eliminate it overnight. It takes more than overnight to form bad habits. If you really want to eliminate your bad habit, be patient. Yes, be patient. It is easier to form than to eliminate. You can do it!

Aristotle famously said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

What you do every day will determine how far you can go in life. If you spend time with productive people, you will be productive. If you spend time with lazy people, you will be lazy. If you want to succeed in life, if you want to reach your full potential, you need to change what is not working for you.

To do that, here are some strategies that will help you:

  • Replace the bad habit with a good one.
  • Don’t feed a bad habit. Starve it to death
  • Feed the good habit by repeating it every day.
  • Discipline yourself.
  • Follow through. When you start it, make sure you remind yourself why you are doing it.
  • Be positive. Always tell yourself, “I can do it.”
  • Be patience. To change habits is much more difficult than to form it.