Self Discipline: The Discipline Of Clear Thinking


“Thinking is the hardest discipline of all.” ~ Thomas Edison

Thoughts have power, are under your control, and can be used wisely or unwisely. Accurate thinkers accept no type of thought, until it is carefully analyzed. Clear thinkers are the masters of their emotions.

Accurate thought involves two basic fundamentals. First you must separate facts from information. Second you must separate facts into two classes (The important and unimportant.) Accurate thinkers allow no one to do their thinking for them.

We have all heard about Mind Over Matter. Mind Power is essential to everything we do. Your ability to cut through the clutter to make great decisions is based on it.

By now, I am sure that everyone reading this has heard about the Law of Attraction. Mind Power is the creative energy, that makes it all happen. The more you can focus your mind and concentrate your attention on whatever it is that you want to create, the easier it is to achieve the results you desire.

Focus and Concentration

Perhaps the two most important qualities of success are focus and concentration. Focus means knowing exactly what it is you want and concentration means having the discipline to concentrate single-mindedly on one thing, the most important thing, until it is complete.

If you have these qualities, and both of these qualities are learned through practice, you can accomplish virtually anything. There are no limits on your future if you can focus and concentrate every hour of every single day.

The best test of your mind power is your ability to concentrate and focus on something for a specific period of time. The longer you can hold your focus on something without being distracted the better.

Develop Decision Making Power ..

Our decisions shape our lives. Whether we rise to great success or head down to failure, it comes from the decisions we make (and the actions we take). We all make some decisions all day long, consciously and unconsciously.. about important and not so important things. The fact is the decisions we make always give us some results and consequences.

Clear and accurate thinkers are the masters of their emotions. In the following video by Napoleon Hill, you will hear WHY accurate thinking is critical to your success.

According to Brian Tracy, there are nine disciplines you can develop that will improve every area of your life. We have learned that every exercise of self-discipline strengthens every other discipline at the same time, just as every weakness in self-discipline weakens you in other disciplines as well.

Now, let’s hear what Brian Tracy says as we focus on the Discipline Of Clear Thinking…

It has been said that there are three types of people. There are those who think (The small minority); there are those that think they think, then there are those who would rather die than think.

  • Take time to think though the critical issues and problems in your life. Put aside long, unbroken chunks of time, thirty, sixty and then ninety minutes. Peter Drucker said that, “Fast people decisions are usually wrong people decisions.” In addition, fast decisions with regard to your family, career, money or any other major issue are usually wrong decisions.
  • Sit quietly for 30-60 minutes to think. Practice solitude on a regular basis. “Go into the silence.”
  • Whenever you practice solitude for more than thirty minutes, you activate your super conscious mind and trigger your intuition. You get it right from the “still, small, silent voice within.”
  • To think better, take a pad of paper and write down every detail of the problem situation you are facing. Sometimes, the right thing to do immerges as you write down the details.
  • Aristotle once said that wisdom (The ability to make good decisions) is a combination of experience plus reflection. The more time that you take to think about your experiences, the more vital lessons you will gain from them.
  • Go for a walk or exercise for 30-60 minutes. Very often when you are exercising, you will get insights or ideas that help you to think better and make better decisions.
  • Talk your situation over with someone else who you like and trust, and who is not emotionally involved. Very often, a different perspective can totally change your viewpoint.
  • Always ask, “What are my assumptions?” What is it that you are assuming to be true about the situation?
  • What if your assumptions were wrong? What if you were preceded on the basis of false information? Always be open to the possibility that you could be completely wrong in your current course of action. Be open to doing something completely different.

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10 thoughts on “Self Discipline: The Discipline Of Clear Thinking

  1. Focusing and concentrating on your ambition is the secret to success. Many a time I have watched network marketers hoping from one product to the other and never giving themselves sufficient time to focus on promoting their present product.

  2. Hey Mark. I love this post, and especially the portion of Napoleon Hill’s video where he talks about the difference between facts and opinions, and the difference between “important facts” and “unimportant facts”. He powerfully sums up his talk by reminding us that “Your own emotions are your greatest handicap in the business of accurate thinking. It is easy for you to believe what you wish to believe, and unfortunately, this is what most people do.” How true!

    I would also add a famous quote from the great Buddha, who said, ““Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

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  5. Hi Marc,

    I can never get enough of Napoleon Hill. Decisions do shape our lives. We can’t live by just “winging” it can we?

    I’ve done this exercise before of writing all things down and taking inventory on paper. Important facts and unimportant facts. It sure did help me so much to deduct what was was important and what was not.

    It is a discipline, but once applied we can grow more quickly.

    Thanks for this great post!


  6. Inspirational info! It brings to mind the 80/20 rule – maybe something like concentrating 20% of the time will bring 80% of the results?

  7. Hey Marc, thanks for the info. As Thomas Edison once said “Thinking is the hardest discipline of all.” I absolutely agree that it is a hard discipline and probably the reason why so few engage in it with consciousness of what they can create…the moment they consciously engage in this hard discipline; their reality start to change for the better.

    I love it!

    Thanks again Marc.

    • Hi Stephane

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment…

      Thomas Edison was absolutely correct and like any discipline, you must consciously apply it to your daily life and practice it until it becomes a habit and then it will become easier for you to integrate it into your daily routine and you will start to see real results in your life…

      I hope you will be a regular visitor to my blog…


  8. The ability to focus and decide very important in our life, so as they determine our further movement towards success or not. Successful people set goals and go to step on it, unsuccessful doing everything right and not we obtain nothing.

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