How self-discipline molds winners?
Each day we live in a fast-moving society. A society that is demanding and unforgiving. As a result, we always try to comply with those worldly demands.
Our fear is strong enough that we couldn’t resist. We rush to our doors every morning leaving the cup of coffee on the table untouched.
Because there are too many errands to attend to, and too many things happen, we don’t know what to do next. This chaos often strays us from being focused on our potential. We sometimes forget who we are and what we are made of.
If we just go with the flow, the river will be against us tomorrow. Thus, we must make crucial decisions today. And that decisions require self-discipline.
High achievers, the ones that we called successful people to inherit one single characteristic that made them who they are today – self-discipline.
When we look at each one of them, we can see that they are pretty normal people. They are just ordinary individuals.
What makes them special is their extraordinary self-discipline. It is not the genius, superhuman strength, or money that made them successful. It is the ability to direct themselves to where they want to go in life.
The following are the impact of self-discipline on successful people.
Self-discipline made high achievers to…
1. Believe in their ability.
We make goals every day. And those goals are our guide towards something we want to reach. However, such a journey is not easy. We need fuel. And that fuel is self-belief.
High achievers are trained self-believers. They believe that they can make their goals real. Every champion has this ability.
The only thing that separates losers from winners is a thin line called doubt. Losers don’t believe in their own capability. While winners put their hearts in what they do and believe in their own strength.
The world is full of noise. That noise makes us interrupted. As a result, we lose focus on what we are doing.
To fight noise, we need to disconnect ourselves from the noisy world. Unplug your TV and turn off your cell phones. Fill your room with silence. Because silence is the only place where you can come face to face with “your self”.
Successful people don’t watch TV shows. Instead, they use the time to listen to their heart. They are in constant pursuit of their passion – they focus on what they want not on what they don’t want.
3. Value time.
As a teacher, I become accustomed to my students’ reasons as to why they couldn’t pass their projects on time. They keep on complaining that they have not enough time to complete the project. Consequently, they request to extend the deadline.
But as a teacher, I knew that the real problem is not the amount of time but the management of it.
My students, like other people, are trapped in the common perception that time is unlimited. But the reality speaks the opposite. Time is not unlimited – it is scarce. We can not refill time. Once it’s gone, we can’t remake it. It is more precious than money.
Successful people in all walks of life value time more than anything else. They always have the self-discipline to maximize time. Because at the end of the day, it is not how much time you have, but how much output you produce in a given period of time.
4. Value health.
I know people who work hard to have more but lose their health. And I know people who do nothing in their life who are healthy and achieved nothing. In both cases, it’s frustrating.
Success is a balance between wealth and health. You can work as hard as you can and while you can. However, you can not leave the fact that you can only reach your goals if you are healthy.
Because if you are leaning yourself too much on either side, you’re on the brink of losing precious belonging – your life.
High achievers know how to balance their busy day. They never forget to go to the gym and involve themselves in perspiring activities.
If you really want to achieve your goals in life, you’ve got to decide now where you are heading. Just pick a choice and commit yourself to that choice. Once you’re already sure what you want to reach, use these four tips to make your journey easier. Self-discipline will guide your way!
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.