John C Maxwell said that after years of reflection he thought he knew what would close the gap between what we do and what we are capable of doing. It`s discipline. By discipline he means the commitment to do what we should in a consistent way. Successful people are highly disciplined in doing their most important work. Achieving what you want takes time, effort, consistency, energy and commitment. Self-discipline is what makes those things possible and puts success within reach. And here`s the good news: Self-discipline is something you can develop. You don`t need to be born with it; it`s a choice you make and keep on making.
You cannot manage your life if you do not manage yourself. You cannot maximize your capacity if you cannot increase your discipline. Discipline comes from within, although you do not own discipline – you can put it on like a garment every day
Self-discipline is the fuel that keeps you going. The willingness to hold on in spite of problems, the power to endure – this is a winner`s quality. To increase your capacity for discipline, know what is important, get rid of excuses, take action before you feel like it, don`t get distracted, be aware of time and always follow through.
Discipline builds self-confidence
Discipline builds self-confidence, mental and physical strength, and inspires you to grow as a human being. With growth comes the ability to enjoy life in deeper, more meaningful ways.
Jenna Clifford beliefs that the discipline to bear with blood, sweat and tears are absolute requirements for success on one’s way to prosperity and freedom. There is no short cuts in life, no free lunches. There is also no replacement for discipline and hard work to be successful.
Inspiring quotes on discipline:
“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 punishment. And that’s the difference.” Lou Holtz
“I have learned that I really do have discipline, self-control, and patience. But they were given to me as a seed, and it’s up to me to choose to develop them.” Joyce Meyer
“The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.” Lee Iacocca
“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” Grenville Kleiser
“Self-discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.” Joseph Addison