How Do You Develop The Habit Of Self-Discipline?

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“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.” ~Napolean Hill

Your ability to develop the habit of self-discipline will contribute more to your success than any other quality of character.

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Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state.

Self discipline requires getting out of your comfort zone and expanding your thoughts and your horizons. In order to produce different results, we must grow. In order to grow, you must first have the desire to learn.

If you don’t expand your mind, you cannot achieve new levels of achievement and success in your life.

Do not continue on the same path that got you the results you already have, do something different.

Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment.
It involves sacrificing the pleasure and excitement of the moment for what matters most in life and delaying your gratification.

Make no mistake,  self-discipline is often extremely difficult.

If you struggle with self-discipline, you will be happy to know that it can be developed.

Commitment to Self-Discipline

It is not enough to simply write out your goals and values. You must make an internal commitment to them

Discipline yourself…

stop doing the things you have always done and make the decision NOW to eat right, get healthy, study what successful people do and learn from those who have already achieved what you desire.

You will be amazed at what you can accomplish and the things that you can give up to get there, like watching TV and listening to all the negativity.

Why is it that some people are extremely successful, while other more talented and gifted people remain average and mediocre?

Imagine what you could accomplish if you could discipline yourself to follow through on your best intentions no matter what.
Do you want Better health, weight loss, more money ?

Without self-discipline that intention won’t manifest itself, but with sufficient self-discipline, it WILL.
When you master the art of self-discipline, you will reach the point that when you make a conscious decision, it’s virtually guaranteed you’ll follow through on it.

Self-discipline is one of many personal development tools available to you. Self-discipline is like a muscle. The more you train it, the stronger you become. The less you train it, the weaker you become.

Monitor Yourself Internally

Self-talk can also be extremely beneficial if you have control of it. When you find yourself being tested, I suggest you talk to yourself, encourage yourself and motivate yourself. After all, positive self-talk and affirmations have the ability to remind you of your goals, call up courage, reinforce your commitment and keep you conscious of the task at hand.

Self-discipline is the one skill that’s indispensable for a successful, happy life. Don’t go another day without it—especially when Brian Tracy makes it so easy to achieve. Enjoy the following video.

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Here are 5 disciplines as discussed by Brian Tracy you must develop if you want to achieve all that is possible for you. You can learn these disciplines through practice and repetition until they become automatic.

1. Goal Setting
Every morning, take three to five minutes to write out your top goals in the present tense.

This daily goal writing will activate your mental powers. It will stimulate your mind and make you more alert. Throughout the day, you will see opportunities and possibilities to move more rapidly toward your goals.

2. Planning and Organizing
Take a few minutes, preferably the night before, to plan out every activity of the coming day. Always work from a list. Always think on paper. This is one of the most powerful and important disciplines of all for high performance.

3. Priority Setting
The essence of all time management, personal management, and life management is contained in your ability to set the proper priorities on the use of your time. This is essential for high performance.

4. Concentration on your Highest-Value Activities
Your ability to work single-mindedly on your most important task will contribute as much to your success as any other discipline you can develop.

5. Time for Important People in your Life

Relationships are everything. Be sure that in climbing the ladder of success, you do not find it leaning against the wrong building. Build time for your relationships into every day, no matter how busy you get.

Begin today to practice self-discipline in every area of your life. Persist in this practice until self-discipline comes to you as automatically and as easily as breathing in and breathing out. Your future will be guaranteed.

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52 thoughts on “How Do You Develop The Habit Of Self-Discipline?

  1. Hi Marc,
    Great tutorial.I think self discipline is very important human quality that helps to be successful in life and you have shared very important points that can help a person to build a habit of self discipline.

  2. The self discipline tutorial is very important to us to attain our goals especially the # 1 and 2. It is very important that you will be able to set up your plans to attain your success. Many people set up their plans for them to know all the things they wanted to achieve in the future.

  3. Hi Marc! self discipline is very important nowadays. Many people do not know at all the meaning of discipline because they do not give importance at all. Your tutorial is very good and thanks for sharing it to us. This is really important!

  4. Hi Marc: This is a great post with real good value. I believe having discipline or lack of it determine how successful we are in our own lives and in business. Being able to do the things we are supposed to do even when we do not feel like doing them shows our commitment to the course and discipline. By the way I love Brian Tracy . He is a great trainer.

  5. Hi Marc,

    awesome, inspirational article and video.

    Napoleon Hills quote “Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts” at the beginning of your article seems the basis for making self discipline possibel
    I am reading “The power of Now” by E. Tolle and it is helping me to live more conscious and be aware of my thinking throughout the day.

    I like how Brian Tracy says: “Self discipline is the grand daddy of skills”

    Thank you for listing the 5 disciplines in detail.

    Cheers,
    Yorinda

  6. Ahhh Discipline. As our own business owners, we must have that. We do wear many hats in this business and devote a lot of time and energy to it. But we do have to make time for our family and friends.
    Your planning and organizing and Priority settings really pop out to me. It is a great way to take control of the day. If we fall of the track, we can always get back into action.
    Life does happen sometimes, and we have to STOP our daily activities and goals and give that priority. But never feel guilty about that. Just jump back on the horse!
    Thanks for your wise words,
    Donna

  7. I actually coach a couple new people who are starting their own business and was presenting this very topic to them today. Here is what I have found. One, if you don’t write out your short and long term goals you don’t have a plan for your business or project. Its like taking a high speed train to failure. However, if you write out the plan its validates it in a certain way and your more likely to reach those goals. But the true test is your ability to actually follow through with your daily action plan to achieve those goals, and that is where the discipline comes in. Marketing online is easy, doing it consistently without life getting in the way is the hard part.

  8. Self discipline is something that I really had to work on and I still learning. The video of Brian Tracey sure is helpful in somebody starting out on their journey to be more discipline. I have always loved my favorite motivational speakers, Zig Ziglars saying, the harder you are on yourself the easier your life will become. I have personal proof that this happens. Thanks for the great post!

  9. “Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state.”

    WOW. That packs a powerful punch.

    What you said about self-talk is so true. In my experience it isn’t enough just to say it when I am struggling, but to say it all the time, every day… because the negative creeps in so often, and I want to ward it off before it has a chance to take hold.

    Willena Flewelling

  10. Marc,,
    What a great post that came at a great time. You are so right in that self-discipline is the start of everything. If you can’t self-discipline ourselves then nothing will happen for us. We are fully responsible so without our actions pushed by our self-discipline, we will not succeed.

    I am a big fan of Brian Tracy as well and appreciated his video that you included. I definitely took advantage of the free report on The Miracle of Self-Discipline and will look at the full product as well.

    As entrepreneurs, we must be masters of our own self-discipline and your post here is very essential in developing our self-discipline. I especially liked how you summarized Brian Tracy’s Five Principles. You are a great student of our mentor, Brian Tracy and all your readers here will benefit immensely from your shared expertise.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    (Dave) and Dawn

  11. Hello Marc

    A persuasive study that followed 1,000 children from birth to age 32 revealed that children who showed early signs of self-mastery were not only less likely to have developed addictions or committed a crime by adulthood, but were also healthier and wealthier than their more impulsive peers. Self-control is definitely not a trait, it’s a skill that ones can constantly get better at. Marc the 5 disciplines discussed by Brian Tracy gives one the blueprint for success.

    Perry A Davis Jr
    Music City

  12. Hi Marc,

    I really appreciate that you bring to us excerpts, information, and videos from Brian Tracy. This article on self-discipline is very thorough and has many practical applications. Your topic is self-discipline and I remember coming across a video of Napoleon Hill having a discussion about it as himself, and I was hooked. He made so much sense as he presented self-discipline and I remember him quoting “If you can’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do.” That was the beginning of my pursuit and research of Napoleon Hill. This quote is foundational as to success can be achieved or not. It is an extremely important characteristic that most people can relate to as being human.

    You further listed Brian Tracy’s 5 disciplines:

    1. Goal Setting
    2. Planning and Organizing
    3. Priority Setting
    4. Concentration on your Highest-Value Activities
    5. Time for Important People in your Life

    All 5 are excellent contributors to achieving success and thank you for the free gift by Brian Tracy.

    Raena Lynn

  13. Hey Marc,

    Oh man this is a great posting!

    I just got done reading a new book (Start With Why – Simon Sinek), and in there the author talks about why starting with why should be the foundation to everything you do.

    While reading the book it suddenly dawned on me that without the real reason why you are doing the things you are doing, the discipline won’t matter. Because sooner or later, the discipline will fade when the results you are after fail to show themselves.

    The interesting thing about it all is, we in the industry we participate in… have had it all wrong for the longest time. When people are asked why they doing something… they most often come back with a response that has something to do with “time with little Johnny” or “The lifestyle i’ve always wanted” or something small visioned at best.

    It’s such a cop-out now that I understand the entire concept all that much better.

    The question is “Why did you get out of bed this morning and why should anyone care?” When starting with WHY, your motivation and discipline fall in line.

    Then, the steps you ironed out here will pay off even greater with larger dividends!

    Thanks for keeping it real and inspiring others to take it to the next level.

    -Dereck

  14. Great article Marc, and I always enjoy hearing from Bryan. I think for anyone who’s new to cultivating self-discipline, or may have experieced problems in that area in the past, it might be helpful to take a building block approach – build momentum (and confidence) with small victories, gradually expanding your comfort zones by trying new and more challenging activities and experiences. It’s amazing what a few “wins” will do for your self-esteem and willingness to take on greater challenges.

  15. I admire and am in awe of bloggers who crank out a blog post daily. As a professional writer I’m so busy writing other people’s stuff that I have trouble getting to my own. I will turn to you for inspiration!

  16. @waterpearls,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m so happy that you found the article to be helpful. I hope you grabbed your FREE report.
    Without self-discipline, the road to success is a long one…

    I hope to see you back here again soon,
    Marc

  17. @Pete Goumas,

    Hi Pete,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I certainly do hope that a lot of people begin to understand how important self discipline is if a person wants to be successful. It is not always easy for people to make a commitment and do things when they don’t feel like it or delay their gratification.

    I hope you were able to grab your FREE report and that you will visit again soon.

    To your success,
    Marc

  18. @TracyAnn0312,

    Hi Tracy Ann,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    Self-discipline is extremely important… the great thing is self-discipline is a habit that you can learn with practice and repetition.

    Eventually, it will become automatic and you will do whatever you have to do when you have to do it…

    I hope you grabbed the FREE report…

    Marc

  19. @Liz K :Success From Home Training,

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m so happy that you enjoyed the post and got some value out of it.

    Brian Tracy has been a Mentor of mine for quite some time and is a wonderful teacher and trainer.
    Self discipline is definitely a determining factor for our success.

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  20. @Yorinda,

    Hi Yorinda,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m so happy you found the post to be inspiring….I was inspired as I was writing it.
    That is a great quote and very accurate. The book you are reading sounds powerful. We are what we think, so it is vital that we are aware of our thoughts and how they affect us.

    I hope you grabbed the FREE Report as there are a total of 9 disciplines that Brian details.

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  21. @Donna Merrill,

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    One of the most important disciplines is your health and that includes your mental health as well as your physical and you need to find a balance. Time out for family and friends is critical.

    When you plan your day, it is always helpful to plan some time for unexpected activities, because they do happen.

    I hope you grabbed the free report, as there are more disciplines and more detail.

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  22. @Clint Butler,

    Hi Clint,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I totally agree…you can have the best business plan in the world, but CONSISTENT and PERSISTENT action is the key. Without that, it is a plan to fail.

    When you actually write a goal down, it is as if you are programming it into your subconscious mind and activating a whole series of mental powers that will enable you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed of.

    By writing it down you intensify your desire for the goal and you increase your belief that the goal is possible

    I hope you grabbed the free report…..

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  23. @Joyce Edwards,

    Hi Joyce,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m happy that you enjoyed the post…I hope you claimed your free report. It is packed with great content that will help everyone to develop their self discipline.

    Brian’s videos are always educational and concise.

    To your success,
    Marc

  24. @Willena Flewelling,

    Hi Willena,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I agree, that is a powerful statement. The self talk is important to do on a consistent basis and definitely reinforces and reminds you of your goals.

    Doing it every day will really intensify your commitment to your goals and like you stated, not allow the negative to creep in.

    Keep up the great work,
    Marc

  25. @Dave and Dawn Cook,

    Hi Dave and Dawn,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m so happy that my timing was good with this post. It is so important for all of us to be accountable and for those that are Home Based Business owners, it is very important to develop your discipline in many areas because there certainly can be many distractions.

    Brian’s reports and products are great. He offers such amazing value in all of his FREE reports.
    I have been an Affiliate of his for quite some time.

    To your continued Mastery,
    Marc

  26. @Perry A Davis Jr @Network Marketing Nut and Bolts that make building your business Fun, Simple, Magical and Profitable.s,

    Hi Perry,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.
    That study is a terrific indicator at an early stage of future behavior.

    That is one of the best things about the principle of self discipline…it can be developed and made stronger when it is exercised sufficiently.

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  27. @Raena Lynn,

    Hi Raena,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m so happy that you appreciate my posts. Brian is a great motivator, teacher and trainer and offers so much value…I hope you grabbed his FREE report…great content.

    You can’t go wrong any time you research the work of Napoleon Hill, whose work is so masterful and has brought many people to such awareness.

    Self discipline and self Mastery is so important and it amazes me how often people repeat the same actions and expect different results.

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  28. @Dereck,

    Hi Dereck,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m so happy you enjoyed the post…
    the Simon Sinek book sounds fascinating and that is a very interesting concept and a sound observation.

    I can see how designing your why around those parameters would be effective. But, whatever your WHY, if it internalized and strong enough, it should create the motivation that you need to remain disciplined.

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  29. @marquita herald,

    Hi Marty,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I’m happy you enjoyed the post…
    I agree that it makes great sense for many people to tackle the task of developing self discipline in stages.

    Small victories certainly do build confidence and can create the motivation that many may need in order to continue to develop their self discipline.

    Whatever it takes for people to come to the realization that no matter what their intentions are, they won’t manifest without development of these necessary skills so that discipline eventually becomes a habit and automatic.

    We won’t get different results if we practice the same old methods and actions.

    To your continued inspiration,
    Marc

  30. @Candice,

    Hi Candice,

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment…it is greatly appreciated.

    I hope you grabbed your copy of the FREE Report..it has great content that WILL help. I hope you visit again soon,

    Marc

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  41. Hi Marc,
    I am so happy to report that I am more disciplined than before.. I have a timer I use everyday, and if I don’t use it, I wander more. If I use it I am more focused. I give myself an hour for each thing I want to cover. You can get a lot done in an hour … so, this is huge for me .. reading your article here has helped too … keep up the wonderful work you’re doing …

  42. I love the last 5 tips. I always think on paper! I write my tasks and goals for the week and revise the list each night. This helps me to stay on target and maximize my productivity. Great post!

  43. Hi Marc,
    What a powerful article!!! Enough cannot be said about the power that one holds within them to make things happen. Like you said, it is never easy, but with the right commitment, and the right knowledge on how to go about the process, one can accomplish much.
    Commitment is the key, because discouragement will come. But the mindset that has developed will help to overcome these moments. Clear cut goals, and realistic actions combine to enhance and solidify one’s self discipline.
    Thanks for sharing.

  44. Hi Marc this is very good post about discipline and the first thing you said “mastery of your thoughts” I thing this is the key because everything just begin in our taught. This remind me my work at the hospital I have to be very focus on the patient condition and remember everything so I cannot let my mind unfocused. I like your article very informative and full of good point . Thank Marc.

  45. Marc, this is great. Self discipline is a hard skill to develop, but definitely worth the struggle! I love the 5 points you shared from Brian Tracy – and I am a big believer in Goal Setting! I like to set 2-3 Big goals for the week, then take at least 2-3 smaller steps/goals daily toward achieving them. Thank you so much for the great article!

  46. Great post On discipline not to many marketers commit to marketing daily when it comes to planning and organizing. Its so important to plan your day and keep things organize to have a successful business.

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