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Best Self Discipline Quotes

It takes months and years to develop self-discipline, not days or weeks. Don't give up
It takes months and years to develop self-discipline, not days or weeks. Don’t give up. Robert Celner
The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all
The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all. Lalah Delia
The keys to overcome crisis are patience, courage, self-discipline, adaptation and alertness
The keys to overcome crisis are patience, courage, self-discipline, adaptation and alertness. Amit Ray
If it were easy to walk the path of self-discipline, we wouldn’t gain much from it. Glenn C. Stewart
I don’t count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, cause that’s when it really counts
I don’t count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, cause that’s when it really counts. Muhammad Ali
Discipline is the habit of taking consistent action until one can perform with unconscious competence. Discipline weighs ounces but regret weighs tons
Discipline is the habit of taking consistent action until one can perform with unconscious competence. Discipline weighs ounces but regret weighs tons. Jhoon Rhee
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose. E.M. Gray
We must all suffer one of two things the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment. Jim Rohn
What sets disciplined people apart The capacity to get past distractions. Focus on the task at hand
What sets disciplined people apart? The capacity to get past distractions. Focus on the task at hand. Bill Parcells
Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done
Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done. Benjamin Franklin
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, selfdiscipline enables you to think first and act afterward
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, selfdiscipline enables you to think first and act afterward. Napoleon Hill
I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control
I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control. Tim Ferriss
Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which
Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which. Gary Ryan Blair
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else
‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else. Henry Ward Beecher
Keeping your commitment to your purpose does not depend on other people keeping theirs
Keeping your commitment to your purpose does not depend on other people keeping theirs. Alan Cohen
I think self-discipline is something, it’s like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets
I think self-discipline is something, it’s like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. Daniel Goldstein
Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage
Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage. Robin Sharma
The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it

The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it. Gary Keller

There is no easy way. There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline
There is no easy way. There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline. Jocko Willink
We don’t have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined than the rest
We don’t have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined than the rest. Warren Buffett Self Discipline Quotes
Most talk about ‘super-geniuses’ is nonsense. I have found that when ‘stars’ drop out, successors are usually at hand to fill their places, and the successors are merely men who have learned by application and self-discipline to get full production from an average, normal brain
Most talk about ‘super-geniuses’ is nonsense. I have found that when ‘stars’ drop out, successors are usually at hand to fill their places, and the successors are merely men who have learned by application and self-discipline to get full production from an average, normal brain. Charles M. Schwab
Good manners are not merely snobbish ornaments. They mean self-discipline and thought for others, and my children have got to learn them
Good manners are not merely snobbish ornaments. They mean self-discipline and thought for others, and my children have got to learn them. Jean Webster
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. René Descartes
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of them
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of them. La Rochefoucauld
It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline
It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline. Harvey Mackay
Direction and discipline, not intention, determines one's destiny and success
Direction and discipline, not intention, determines one’s destiny and success. Sam Allen
Discipline is the silent force at work that breeds success. It requires only one thing; that you sacrifice time in things you enjoy
Discipline is the silent force at work that breeds success. It requires only one thing; that you sacrifice time in things you enjoy. Unknown
In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving
In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving. William Baldwin
Confidence comes from discipline and training
Confidence comes from discipline and training. Robert Kiyosaki

Short Self Discipline Quotes

One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier
One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier. Hellen Keller
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. Michel De Montaigne
Nine-tenths of discipline is having the patience to do things right
Nine-tenths of discipline is having the patience to do things right. Pat Summitt
Today I will do what other's won't, so tomorrow I will do what others can't
Today I will do what other’s won’t, so tomorrow I will do what others can’t. Jerry Rice
No person is free who is not master of himself
No person is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus
Success is a result of daily disciplines compounded over time
Success is a result of daily disciplines compounded over time. Darren Hardy
He who lives without discipline dies without honor
He who lives without discipline dies without honor. Icelandic Proverb
Self-government won't work without self-discipline
Self-government won’t work without self-discipline. Paul Harvey
Self-discipline is what separates the winners and the losers
Self-discipline is what separates the winners and the losers. Thomas Peterffy
Self-discipline is the magic power that makes you virtually unstoppable
Self-discipline is the magic power that makes you virtually unstoppable. Dan Kennedy
He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory
He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory. Syrus
The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline
The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. Bum Phillips
Self-command is the main discipline
Self-command is the main discipline. Ralph Waldo Emerson
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. William Penn
Without self-discipline, success is impossible
Without self-discipline, success is impossible. Lou Holtz
Discipline is not a nasty word
Discipline is not a nasty word. Pat Riley
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu Self Discipline Quotes
Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace
Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. Mike Ditka
Self control is the key to self esteem and self confidence
Self control is the key to self esteem and self confidence. Laurance McGraw V
Great leaders always have self-discipline -without exception
Great leaders always have self-discipline -without exception. John C. Maxwell
The first and greatest victory is to conquer self
The first and greatest victory is to conquer self. Plato
The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets
The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets. Steve Pavlina
Your level of success is determined by your level of discipline and perseverance
Your level of success is determined by your level of discipline and perseverance. Unknown
Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing
Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing. John C. Maxwell
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not do
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not do. Aristotle
Do not consider painful what is good for you
Do not consider painful what is good for you. Euripides
The center of bringing any dream into fruition, is self-discipline
The center of bringing any dream into fruition, is self-discipline. Will Smith
If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us
If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us. William Feather
Self-discipline creates a brighter tomorrow
Self-discipline creates a brighter tomorrow. Unknown
It is better to conquer self than to win a thousand battles
It is better to conquer self than to win a thousand battles. Buddha
All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you
All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
With self-discipline, most anything is possible
With self-discipline, most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt
Self-discipline is a self-enlarging process
Self-discipline is a self-enlarging process. M. Scott Peck
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca

Lack of Self Discipline Quotes

Forcing yourself to do what matters over what does not, however simple; what is difficult, over what is not, however convenient; and what is right over what is bogus, however expedient, is self-discipline
Forcing yourself to do what matters over what does not, however simple; what is difficult, over what is not, however convenient; and what is right over what is bogus, however expedient, is self-discipline. Saidi Mdala
Worrying about bills, food, or other problems leaves less capacity to think ahead or to exert self-discipline. So, poverty imposes a mental tax
Worrying about bills, food, or other problems leaves less capacity to think ahead or to exert self-discipline. So, poverty imposes a mental tax. Nicholas Kristof
Only those who value self-knowledge over self-satisfaction can achieve wisdom and only those who value self-discipline over self-indulgence can enjoy liberty
Only those who value self-knowledge over self-satisfaction can achieve wisdom and only those who value self-discipline over self-indulgence can enjoy liberty. Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them. Zig Ziglar
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures. Friedrich Nietzsche
Never believe a promise from a man or woman who has no discipline. They have broken a thousand promises to themselves, and they break their promise for you
Never believe a promise from a man or woman who has no discipline. They have broken a thousand promises to themselves, and they break their promise for you. Matthew Kelly
Focus on your goals and ambitions and less on people and things that are counterproductive. A few simple disciplines practiced everyday along with the right mindset will eventually give you the results you desire
Focus on your goals and ambitions and less on people and things that are counterproductive. A few simple disciplines practiced everyday along with the right mindset will eventually give you the results you desire. Germany Kent
Do we need more time Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have
Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have? Kerry Johnson
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. William Arthur Ward
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. William Arthur Ward
Getting new information through Web-surfing almost always feels more rewarding than having to generate new information in the work that is in front of us. It therefore takes increasing amounts of self-discipline to stay on task
Getting new information through Web-surfing almost always feels more rewarding than having to generate new information in the work that is in front of us. It therefore takes increasing amounts of self-discipline to stay on task. Daniel Levitin
A lack of discipline quickly siphons away extra talent. That’s why it’s frequently the most disciplined rather than the most gifted who rise to the top
A lack of discipline quickly siphons away extra talent. That’s why it’s frequently the most disciplined rather than the most gifted who rise to the top. Unknown
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline
Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline. Helen Hayes Self Discipline Quotes
Just because you're struggling with self-discipline doesn't mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you'll stick to your healthier habits - even when you don't feel like it
Just because you’re struggling with self-discipline doesn’t mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you’ll stick to your healthier habits – even when you don’t feel like it. Amy Morin
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature. Dennis Prager
We're all capable of anything; the only difference is that some of us control our emotions while others are controlled by them
We’re all capable of anything; the only difference is that some of us control our emotions while others are controlled by them. Marion Bekoe
Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment. And that’s the difference
Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment. And that’s the difference. Lou Holtz
If you set goals for yourself, and you're like a lot of other people, you probably realize it's not that your goals are physically impossible that's keeping you from achieving them; it's that you lack the self-discipline to stick to them. It's physically possible to lose weight. It's physically possible to exercise more
If you set goals for yourself, and you’re like a lot of other people, you probably realize it’s not that your goals are physically impossible that’s keeping you from achieving them; it’s that you lack the self-discipline to stick to them. It’s physically possible to lose weight. It’s physically possible to exercise more. Daniel Goldstein

Self Discipline Quotes for Students

Discipline really means our ability to get ourselves to do things when we don’t want to
Discipline really means our ability to get ourselves to do things when we don’t want to. Arden Mahlberg
The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him—and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires
The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him—and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires. J. Paul Getty
True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline
True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline. Mortimer J. Adler
Want lasting success Focus on these two characteristics Self-Honesty and Self-Discipline
Want lasting success? Focus on these two characteristics: Self-Honesty and Self-Discipline. Charles F Glassman
One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it
One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it. Unknown
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first. Harry S. Truman
The Dalai Lama's entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline. Those are qualities to be admired
The Dalai Lama’s entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline. Those are qualities to be admired. Joe Nichols
Through thought discipline comes self discipline. Actions are products of thoughts
Through thought discipline comes self discipline. Actions are products of thoughts. Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu
I'm very passionate about the use of sports in young people's lives to build self-esteem and self-discipline and self-confidence. It's been a big thing for me
I’m very passionate about the use of sports in young people’s lives to build self-esteem and self-discipline and self-confidence. It’s been a big thing for me. Ed Skrein
It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back
It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back. Mick Jagger
Discipline is the ability to control our conduct by principle rather than by social pressure
Discipline is the ability to control our conduct by principle rather than by social pressure. Glenn C. Stewart
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. Dalai Lama Self Discipline Quotes
Instilling a sense of self-discipline and focus when the kids are younger makes it so much easier by the time they get into high school
Instilling a sense of self-discipline and focus when the kids are younger makes it so much easier by the time they get into high school. Amy Chua
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn
Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not
Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. Elbert Hubbard
That aim in life is highest which requires the highest and finest discipline
That aim in life is highest which requires the highest and finest discipline. Henry David Thoreau
Self-control is strength, right thought is mastery, calmness is power
Self-control is strength, right thought is mastery, calmness is power. James Allen
The Olympic Games showed us that with self-discipline and dedication we can be champions
The Olympic Games showed us that with self-discipline and dedication we can be champions. Anurag Thakur
Self-discipline is the No. 1 delineating factor between the rich, the middle class, and the poor
Self-discipline is the No. 1 delineating factor between the rich, the middle class, and the poor. Robert Kiyosaki
I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself - perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one's friends or one's self
I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one’s friends or one’s self. Dalia Mogahed
Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time
Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time. John C. Maxwell
I see my upbringing as a great success story. By disciplining me, my parents inculcated self-discipline. And by restricting my choices as a child, they gave me so many choices in my life as an adult. Because of what they did then, I get to do the work I love now
I see my upbringing as a great success story. By disciplining me, my parents inculcated self-discipline. And by restricting my choices as a child, they gave me so many choices in my life as an adult. Because of what they did then, I get to do the work I love now. Amy Chua
Self-discipline is the root quality that will improve every aspect of your life
Self-discipline is the root quality that will improve every aspect of your life. Jocko Willink
I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline
I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline. Fred Rogers

More Self Discipline Quotes

You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength

You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

Discipline makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

Discipline makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. George Washington

It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family - and not shuffling it off on other people and the state

It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state. John Major

Self-discipline is a continuous war against your whims

Self-discipline is a continuous war against your whims. Daidi Mdala

With this magic ingredient, you can accomplish anything and everything you want to, and it is called self-discipline

With this magic ingredient, you can accomplish anything and everything you want to, and it is called self-discipline. Brian Tracy

Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain

Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain. Charles F. Glassman

I'm especially honored that The Black Gents will debut Off-Broadway and pay tribute to The Tuskegee Airmen and other ancestors of that time who have embodied excellence, self-determination, and self-discipline

I’m especially honored that The Black Gents will debut Off-Broadway and pay tribute to The Tuskegee Airmen and other ancestors of that time who have embodied excellence, self-determination, and self-discipline. Lamman Rucker

Self discipline is extremely valuable, especially for entrepreneurs. If you lose everything, but you still have self discipline remaining, you'll get back everything you lost and multiples times more

Self discipline is extremely valuable, especially for entrepreneurs. If you lose everything, but you still have self discipline remaining, you’ll get back everything you lost and multiples times more. Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we can accomplish what they can’t

We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we can accomplish what they can’t. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Self Discipline Quotes

No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined

No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. Harry Emerson Fosdick

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. Clint Eastwood

Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage

Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage. Thucydides

Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind-you could call it character in action

Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind-you could call it character in action. Vince Lombardi

Self-discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another

Self-discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. Joseph Addison

Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh

Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh. Ezra Taft Benson

Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something, and you don't talk back

Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something, and you don’t talk back. W.K. Hope

Success is a matter of understanding and religiously practicing specific simple habits that always lead to success

Success is a matter of understanding and religiously practicing specific simple habits that always lead to success. Robert J. Ringer

If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist-in economic, political, scientific and all other kinds of struggles as well as the military-then the peril to freedom will continue to rise

If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist-in economic, political, scientific and all other kinds of struggles as well as the military-then the peril to freedom will continue to rise. John F. Kennedy

Beautiful gems can emerge from dirt. Struggle can teach you self-discipline and resilience

Beautiful gems can emerge from dirt. Struggle can teach you self-discipline and resilience. Dipa Santani

It's a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day

It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day. David Goggins

Self-discipline is about controlling your desires and impulses while staying focused on what needs to get done to achieve your goal

Self-discipline is about controlling your desires and impulses while staying focused on what needs to get done to achieve your goal. Adam Sicinski

Discipline is the foundation of a successful and happy life

Discipline is the foundation of a successful and happy life. Unknown

When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don't talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness

When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don’t talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness. Jonathan Maberry

It is time to reverse this prejudice against conscious effort and to see the powers we gain through practice and discipline as eminently inspiring and even miraculous

It is time to reverse this prejudice against conscious effort and to see the powers we gain through practice and discipline as eminently inspiring and even miraculous. Robert Greene

I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one

I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one. Nikola Tesla

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself…the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. …And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself…the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. …And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others. Leonardo da Vinci

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham J. Heschel

Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could of ever planned for. Failure, on the other hand, is just as easy to slip into. Failure’s is nothing more than the inevitable outcome of a few small acts of daily neglect performed consistently over time so that they take you past the point of no return

Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could of ever planned for. Failure, on the other hand, is just as easy to slip into. Failure’s is nothing more than the inevitable outcome of a few small acts of daily neglect performed consistently over time so that they take you past the point of no return. Robin Sharma

Long-term, we must begin to build our internal strengths. It isn't just skills like computer technology. It's the old-fashioned basics of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-reinforcement, self-discipline, self-command

Long-term, we must begin to build our internal strengths. It isn’t just skills like computer technology. It’s the old-fashioned basics of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-reinforcement, self-discipline, self-command. Steven Pressfield

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince. Vince Lombardi

Waking up early maintains your self-discipline. Get up and read, workout, journal, meditate or grind. How you start the day sets the tone

Waking up early maintains your self-discipline. Get up and read, workout, journal, meditate or grind. How you start the day sets the tone. Genereux Philip

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, selfesteem, and personal satisfaction

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, selfesteem, and personal satisfaction. Margaret Thatcher

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. Jesse Owens

Self-discipline means establishing an authority over one’s own habits, routines, and priorities, and not being under their control

Self-discipline means establishing an authority over one’s own habits, routines, and priorities, and not being under their control. Oleg Konovalov

The great master key to riches is nothing more or less than the self-discipline necessary to help you take full and complete possession of your own mind

The great master key to riches is nothing more or less than the self-discipline necessary to help you take full and complete possession of your own mind. Napoleon Hill

Teach yourself to be grateful no matter how little you have or receive. That's the first step to contentment. Self-discipline is the key

Teach yourself to be grateful no matter how little you have or receive. That’s the first step to contentment. Self-discipline is the key. Verliza Gajele

Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline

Work while you work, play while you play – this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline. Theodor W. Adorno

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences. Dalai Lama

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. Grenville Kleiser

Success doesn’t just happen. You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline

Success doesn’t just happen. You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline. John C. Maxwell

Summary

Self-discipline is the capacity to move forward, maintain motivation, and act despite any physical or mental discomfort.  You demonstrate it when you consciously decide to work toward improving yourself, even in the face of obstacles like diversions, difficulty, or adverse circumstances.

A person’s level of self-discipline is a better predictor of success than their IQ, according to research.

Like any other skill you want to improve, you need to develop a plan and be intentional about improving your self-discipline.

  • Choose an area of your life where you want to develop better self-discipline.  It could be a fitness goal, a work related goal, a personal development goal, or a financial goal.
  • Define and commit your goal in wriring in terms of an important “why” in your life.  A good way to phrase this is state your goal followed by the words “so that”  As an example: I want to workout five times a week so that I am in better overall health and will have enough stamina to be a better wife and mom.Keep the challenge small to begin with.  As you develop your self-discipline muscle, you can move on to bigger challenges in all areas of your life.
  • Identify the challenges and distractions you’ll probably encounter as you work toward your objective, and then come up with a plan of attack for each one.  Maybe you feel you don’t have enough time, the necessary equipment, or a place to exercise.
  • Start a notebook to record your objectives and monitor your development and improvement. This supports the constructive life adjustments you’re making and provides you with a record you may review later to gauge your success.
  • When you achieve success, treat yourself to something that you enjoy. Celebrating your successes will keep things enjoyable and bolster your resolve to press on.
  • Be patient (but persistent) with yourself.  Progress takes time and it is not a continuum of improvement day after day.  You will find some days, you will take a step back.  That is normal and is not a reason do get discouraged.  That is why it is important to not tackle too many goals at once and to make your goals be set at levels that push you, but that don’t overwhelm you.

Source: Self-Discipline (Persisting Until You Reach Your Goals)

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