Building Discipline

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“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.”
Lou Holtz

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Many of us lack the self discipline skill set required to make consistent, meaningful progress.

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Think about the most widespread sources of unhappiness you deal with in your life – from laziness to lack of exercise to unhealthy vices to procrastination, and many others. In most cases, problems like these are not caused not by a physical ailment, but by an conditioned weakness of the mind – a weakness that persistently urges us to avoid discomfort.

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Basically if we want something in life, we have to also want the costs of getting it – we have to be willing to put in consistent effort. Yet so often the necessary work we keep postponing causing unhappiness, anxiety, fear, and usually more procrastination—a vicious cycle that continues to worsen until we interrupt it with ACTION.

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Try to overcome distractions and focus on what matters. It involves acting according to what you know is right instead of how you feel in the moment (perhaps tired or lazy).

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Start small. Very small. Put your clothes where they belong when you take them off. Then start doing a few sit-ups every morning. Eat a few vegetables for dinner. And build on it.

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Remember, at the heart of any successful person, is self-discipline. Whether it is success in their personal lives or their professional lives, it all starts with an ability for self-control through discipline. Your thoughts. Your emotions. Your behaviours.

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Good habits are created by discipline of your actions and behaviors. Take a closer look at your habits today.

A great way to develop self-discipline is to make it a habit to do the things you should be doing when you feel the laziest. Every time you feel really lazy, do the opposite of what you feel like doing.”


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