Napoleon Hill, the author of “Think and Grow Rich”, said, “The great master key to riches is nothing more or less than the self-discipline necessary to help you take full and complete possession of your own mind.”
He was right. Discipline enables you to take control of your mind, thoughts and actions, and stay on track, until you accomplish what you set out to do.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
“Confidence comes from discipline and training.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Read these quotes several times and think about them. Do you realize now how important discipline is?
Let me ask you, do you want to accomplish goals and do something valuable in your life, or just wish you could succeed, but do nothing? To accomplish goals you need discipline.
Do you want financial freedom, live your dreams or get things done? To accomplish this you need discipline.
If you lack discipline, everything would be more difficult to accomplish, would take more time and effort, or will just quit. This is true when you want to lose weight, exercise at the gym, study a new topic, make progress at your job or build a business.
Without self-discipline, you will just drift, get nowhere and accomplish nothing. With self-discipline, you can accomplish almost everything.
Discipline isn’t just about abstinence, controlling reactions, getting up early, or avoiding your certain foods. It is much more than that. It gives you control and mastery over your life and actions, and furnishes you with energy, willpower, motivation, and inner strength.
It gives you the ability to handle calmly difficult situations and the perseverance and persistence to continue with your actions, despite difficulties and obstacle, until you carry out successfully what you set out to do.
Famous People’s Words about Discipline
“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” – Maxwell Maltz
Whoever can delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is sure to achieve success.
“It is easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you are a winner, when you are number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.” – Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi was right. This skill, about which we are talking should be present and is most useful, not only when you are a winner, but also when you are not winner. It will help you become a winner.
“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood
Do you want the power Clint Eastwood is talking about? Self-discipline will grant it to you.
“Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” – Denzel Washington
This is so true in every area of life.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
Courage needs perseverance, staying power, endurance and self-control, and this is exactly what self-discipline is.
I have mention Napoleon Hill at the beginning of this post. Here is another one of his quotes:
“Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” – Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill understood that mastering one’s mind and thoughts is essential for controlling your life and your destiny and accomplishing goals.
To achieve success, you need to think positively, visualize your goal, and never give up. This requires discipline and willpower.
Remember these words:
“You cannot always control circumstances and situations, but you can learn to control you reactions and attitude.”
“If you act with discipline, you will not have to face regrets.”
“Learning to control your reactions would save you a lot of explaining, regretting, and apologizing.”
Would you like to read more quotes about self-discipline? – Discipline Quotes
Strive to keep going on, despite the desire to quit, despite discouragement, and despite obstacles. This is the key to success.
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