By Chris Savage // Reliable Strategies
1. You Feel Proud and Confident
When you set a worthy goal and stick at it long enough to achieve it, your self-esteem shoots through the stars.
Your identity becomes that of a person who has the self-discipline to finish what they start.
You’re now in the top ten percentile of the population.
2. You Avoid What Could Harm You
Self-discipline is having the strength to stay away from things that can destroy you.
People. Situations. Substances.
Success in life is as much about knowing when to say no as it is knowing when to say yes.
Self-discipline allows you to avoid self-defeating choices and actions.
3. Your Chance of Success Increases
The more self-disciplined you are the more successful you’re likely to become.
There is nothing magical or mysterious about this.
Keep learning and refining your approach as you go. The longer you persist the higher your chance of success.
The sooner you begin the sooner you will arrive.
4. You Have More Money and a Better Career
Self-discipline is particularly important in the areas of money and career.
Because there are so many distractions to take you off course. You must stand guard.
Be willing to say no to many things, and yes to the few key things that make the biggest difference.
Develop your plan and use your self-discipline to execute it.
The formula for building your wealth isn’t complicated.
Make sure your outputs are less than your inputs. Spend less than you earn.
The discipline is in sticking to a basic budget.
Having the inner strength to not spend money on stuff you don't need.
If you have debt, it takes discipline to pay it off every month and to not spend your payments on other things.
Learn to resist the temptation to spend because it will always be there calling you.
Decide what your ideal financial situation looks like, and develop a plan to get there.
And use your self-discipline to stay on it until it’s done.
5. You're Healthier and You Look Better
You’ll look better, feel better, think better, and your experience of life will increase tenfold.
Does anything more need to be said?
The hardest part of getting in shape is starting. The first day, week, even the first month might suck.
But you won’t quit because you’re not a quitter. You're a winner.
You are a self-disciplined person who sets a goal and takes action until you have what you set out for.
Despite the temptation to quit or take the easy way out you stay on your path until you reach your destination.
You want better health. You already know what you have to do.
Move your body and burn more calories than you consume.
Build strength. Eat cleaner. Avoid putting toxins into your body.
This requires self-discipline. Especially at the beginning.
But if you love yourself and value your life is there any other way to live?
6. You Overtake Your Competition
We live in a competitive world.
That doesn't mean you're aggressive and you want to crush everyone around you.
But whatever you want, there are a million other people who want the same thing.
Whenever you're slacking off there's someone else working hard to have what you want.
It comes down to who has more self-discipline.
Most people are lazy and prefer not to do anything beyond what they have to.
Unshakeable self-discipline immediately puts you in the top 10%.
That top 10% are the people who get things done and shape their world to their own design.
7. You Inspire Other People
When you apply self-discipline and can show the results, you inspire people around you.
They feel motivated to raise their own standards.
You never know who you are inspiring. You'll inspire people and not even know about it.
It’s a beautiful moment when someone thanks you for inspiring them in the past.
You weren't even aware you'd inspired them at the time.
They were able to make positive changes for themselves and you inspired them towards that.
Inspiring other people comes as a natural result when you apply your self discipline
8. You Can Live Your Best Life
The ultimate benefit of self-discipline is that it allows you to live your best life.
You’ll achieve the goals that are important to you.
Make decisions and choices that benefit you.
When it comes to personal growth and achievement self-discipline is the jewel in the crown.
When you harness the power of your self-discipline the world will open up for you.
You'll be your best self, living your best life. You deserve nothing less.
Learning anything worthwhile takes discipline.
How much does your goal mean to your future and your life?
How much you want it, and what you're willing to sacrifice to get it, only you know.
Think and Live Well,
Best Quotes About Self Discipline
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
“If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.” – Lao Tzu
“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
“We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we can accomplish what they can’t.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.” – Jim Rohn
“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