There is a direct relationship between self-discipline and self esteem.
- The more you practice self-mastery and self-control the more you like and value your self.
- The more you discipline yourself the greater is your sense of self-respect and personal pride.
- The more you practice self-discipline the better your self-image. You see yourself and think about yourself in a more positive way. You feel happier and more powerful as a person.
Napoleon Hill said that, “Self-discipline is the master key to riches.”
Your ability to discipline yourself… to set clear goals for yourself and then to work toward them every day will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.
Let’s look at the definition of Discipline—
- Training that corrects, molds, or perfects.
- Control gained by enforcing obedience or order; orderly pattern of behavior; self-control.
No wonder we avoid discipline……we’re independent contractors and as such we don’t have to do anything we don’t want to.
Right? Say yes…………..
Anyone come from a corporate background?
Discipline in a corporate background is forced into our lives right?
We have to be on time. We have a selling quota. We have to learn the scripts or what our bosses want us to say…even how to say it.
As independent contractors we have to bring discipline into our lives ourselves then box ourselves in with accountability.
Write this down…
What is discipline?
- Doing the things you don’t want to do.
- Doing something that needs to be done whether you want to or not.
- It means you have to set things to do daily and you actually have to do them!
- Someone who sticks with it and keeps going for it regardless of what obstacles lie before them.
Sticking to your commitments is what keeps you on track with your goals.
Discipline is something I do daily.
Where does this ability to self discipline come from?
It comes from within; it’s inside everyone. It’s inside all of you.
It comes from practice
It comes from your environment. Remember, we create our own environments.
Discipline is just a decision that starts with baby steps.
We all have it. It’s in our hearts and in our heads.
It is borne out of desire.
How do we keep it once we get it?
- Hang around with others who are disciplined and become like them.
- Make discipline a priority.
- It will become part of your life.
- 1st we have to take away the options.
Do it until you see results. The results will propel you to continue.
- Keep your goals in front of you. Review them and update them.
- Box yourself in. Take away your choices. We have too many choices!
- Start small.
- Pick one area that you could improve in. Be better at it using your self discipline.
- Do it for for the next 6 work days then add another small discipline, and then after time add another and so on.
Think about this…
Goals are my destination.
My business plan is my map.
My skills are the vehicle.
Discipline is my fuel.
My commitment is the attitude that says no matter what the road looks like, I will get to my destination.
Remember… there are two types of people
Those who make commitments… and those who keep commitments.
Which will you be?