Self Discipline For Success
“Am I ahead or below my target”? Have you ever asked yourself a question like this? If you have then you are among those who remain focused on set goals and are in the process of climbing up in the ladder of success. If you don’t then you are like a vast majority that lacks self discovery.Someone once rightly said - “If you don’t discipline yourself, you are likely to be disciplined by others.” Don’t you believe in this? Well, then try be late in your office every day by ten minutes or run up your credit card bills very high, avoid bill payments… done; now see how your office, credit card provider and other creditors get after you to teach you a bit about self discipline!
Act of cultivation
Self discipline implies cultivation of certain habits. In order to cultivate this positive habit you need to know the time of sowing (hard work) and subsequently reaping (success).
Connecting actions to goals
In order to be self disciplined, you need to monitor your present actions and then effectively connect it with your future results.
There is a very close connection between effective preparation and self discipline. If you prepare well success will fall by default. If you don’t, you are likely to be hindered by many obstacles.
Doing groundwork meticulously
Everything counts is the mantra for success of the small details that influence results. One must have an eye for detail and look for all possibilities available. If you lack this, you just won’t be able to enjoy complete success.
Requires choices and sacrifices
Bad habits pull your emotional life, and overcoming them is not so simple. You may plan to quit smoking, but doing it in reality is altogether a different ballgame. Change has always been challenging; whereas surrender is alluring, and it becomes more attractive and enticing with practice. Formulate your own "choices and sacrifices,” and practice it strictly.
A habit that requires consistency
Self discipline is a continuous effort. You cannot be self disciplined one and erratic and chaotic the next. To get positive results, one requires consistency every single day. If you do fall back to your old habits, forgive yourself and surge forward on your new chosen path. Learn from your mistakes, but don’t beat yourself over them.
Each action for self-discipline boosts your self-esteem. It provides a feeling of personal supremacy and success. Each time you discipline yourself to continue in the face of distractions, diversions, adversities and disappointments, you feel better about yourself.
Provides Natural High
Your mind gets elevated and puts you in a high through the excitement of achievement and success. You begin to feel happier and more confident about yourself. Success in terms of rapid promotions or more perks gives you a sense of achievement and security.
Self Mastery and Continuous Success
Self discipline is a habit. Those who cultivate this very habit attain self mastery and enjoy success after success. When self discipline becomes a natural phenomenon success turns out to be easy and achievable. Self discipline is a philosophy. It is the way of life. For guaranteed success, accomplishments and happiness in life we must develop the habit of being self-disciplined.