Self discipline is a tool we all have but a lot of us just don’t realize it. Discipline can be nurtured and developed, which will help us achieve things we only dreamed about previously. There are There are four things to consider that are essential in order for us to develop our self discipline to its full potential.
These 4 skills are: self control, persistence, motivation, and ambition. We need all four of these skills for our self discipline to shine. Sit down and consider your life and where these skills fit into it, before you know it you will realize that you do possess them, and the time has come to develop your self discipline by using these in their most influential form
Self control - The ability to control certain emotions, thoughts, actions, words, and our own direction in life. Teach yourself to dismiss the negative and destructive feelings, cravings, and desires. We all want what we can`t have, its human nature. By learning to say no you are taking control of your feelings and controlling them instead of the other way around.
Persistence - Our ability to stay focused and quickly recover from life’s hard knocks to ultimately achieve our goals. Never give up if you fall at the first hurdle, everyone has setbacks. Even very accomplished people have had failures. The key is to turn those failures into determination and not to just give up. Stay positive and think of the pride and sense of achievement you will feel when you reach your objective. Don`t be your own worst enemy. Reach for the stars. Be realistic and you will succeed much quicker than you thought possible.
Motivation - This is that inner fire that drives us on and makes us fight for what we want. There are times when we want to give up. but this is where your self discipline really kicks in. Keep reminding yourself of the reasons why you are doing this in the first place. Motivation can be complicated. It`s the fire within your belly that is urging you to succeed despite adversity.
Ambition - This is the achievable goal that makes us strive to better ourselves and our lives in general. This is effectively setting yourself a goal to achieve within a set time. Start out small. Tell yourself that you want to buy something at the end of the month and do so by sticking to a budget which will release the funds necessary for your special purchase. This is a great starting block, and once you've succeeded at this, you can set yourself higher goals which require more self control.
Remember that you are in control, not your emotions or any outside influences. Be true to yourself at all times and you find that your self discipline is stronger than you could have thought possible.
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