Reading a book from Brian Tracy. “the power of self discipline “
TAKE CONTROL OF YOURSELF
Self discipline is self-mastery. Success is possible only when you can master your own emotions, appetites, and inclinations. People who lack the ability to master their appetites become weak and dissolute, as well as unreliable in other things as well.
Self discipline can also be defined as self control. Your ability to control yourself and your actions, control what you say and do, and ensure that your behaviors are consistent with your long-term goals and objectives is the mark of the superior person.
Discipline has been defined as self-denial. This requires that you deny yourself the easy pleasures, the temptations that lead so many people astray, and instead discipline yourself to do only those things that you know are right for the long term and appropriate for the moment.
Self discipline requires delayed gratification, the ability to put off satisfaction in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term.
- It teaches us to refrain from making excuses.
If people put as much energy into achieving their goals as they spend making up excuses for failure, they would actually surprise themselves.
- It is hard to form the habits of self-discipline, self mastery, and self control, but once you have developed them, they become automatic and easy to practice.