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!


Walk away from unproductive people

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As Jim Rohn said, “Walk away from the 97 percent crowd. Don’t use their excuses. Take charge of your life.”

One thing is common among successful and productive people: they do their own things. They set their own rules. They control their lives.

One thing is also common among unproductive and unsuccessful people: they follow the crowd. They follow other people’s rules. They cannot make their own decisions. They are followers. They do what people ask them to do.

If you want to be successful, walk away from people who are not adding value to your life.

If not, you are allowing them to come into your life and steal your dream from you. Don’t allow that to happen. Don’t give them a place to stay. If you welcome them into your house, they will never go away. They are suckers.

If you have been hanging out with unproductive people, it is time to say a big goodbye to them.”

From now on, don’t allow them into your house anymore. It is time to get stuff done. No more messing around.

You are the master of your life. Don’t let anyone take charge of your life. If you allow them, they will take you to a dry land, where there is no food.

Take charge!