What is the definition of self-discipline? It’s making yourself do something that you need to do even though you really do NOT want to.
After going non-stop like a maniac 18 hours a day all week, I was definitely not feeling much ‘get up and go’ at all. I laid in bed for as long as possible, hitting the snooze button several times, then finally when I started to hear the 2-year old stirring, I realized that if I didn’t kick my butt out of bed now, that I would have zero chance to do my workout!! This was enough to get me moving!
This sweet little 2-year old grandson that I have with me full-time is very busy and determined to keep me busy with all his requests all day…LOL. Grandma taking an hour to work out would just not go over well! He is in that fun phase now. Lol?
I am happy to say that despite my fatigue and zero motivation, I got the whole 52 minutes of exercise in this morning… it was not perfect and I could not keep up with every push-up they did, but I can say with satisfaction that it is DONE!
Speaking of Self-discipline, it makes us stronger in more ways than just physically…
Self-discipline is an essential skill pretty much for every area of our life!! It is likely one of the most important and helpful skills everyone needs! My experience is, though most people agree that it is an important skill, very few people actually do something to strengthen it!
Remember something… self-discipline does not mean being rough towards yourself, or living in a limited way. What self discipline really means is to have self control, which is an indication of inner strength and control of yourself, your actions, and your reactions.
Self discipline gives you the power to stick to your decisions and follow them through, without changing your mind, and is therefore, one of the important requirements for achieving goals.
The possession of self-discipline enables you to persevere with your decisions and plans until you accomplish them. It shows as inner strength, helping you to overcome addictions, past emotional crisis such as abuse, procrastination and laziness, and to follow through with whatever you do.
Over the last couple of years I’ve come to see self-discipline as an invisible magic. You can’t see, taste, or smell it, but its effects are massive. Self-discipline can transform fat into fit, flabby into muscular, ignorance into expertise, poor into rich, and miserable into happy! It’s the hidden part of you that others just don’t see when they see your ‘genius’.
Self-discipline has made me happier; it give me the sense of real achievement that is earned through sustained focus and small successes along the way. I have learned that if you really want to succeed at anything, then achieving some degree of self-discipline is essential!!
So, what about you?
Right here, right now, as you’re reading this, you may be at a crossroads in your life. You can stick to your old habits and patterns, knowing deep down you’re not living nearly at the level you’re capable of… Or you can use this post as a catalyst towards greatness by realizing that this does apply to you and by implementing the strategies contained in the attached download for you..
Today could be the day you start developing incredible willpower and discipline. Anyone can do this. It all starts with a decision.
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