How Self-Discipline Leads To Success
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How self-discipline leads to success and can help you achieve your biggest goals and wildest dreams. Did you know that Self-discipline is the difference between success and failure? It’s true. If you don’t have self-discipline then pretty much anything you attempt in life will always somehow eventually fall through the cracks. Are you ready to learn more about how self-discipline leads to success and can help you in all areas of your life?
Self-discipline allows you to take action, the necessary actions, when needed even when you don’t want to. This is successful people’s secret, self-discipline. I was an insurance agent for 5 years; a very unsuccessful insurance agent at that. Why was I so unsuccessful? Because I had no self-discipline.
Instead of prospecting every day like I knew I had to I would make a few calls maybe one day a week if that. I knew I had to make the calls to get appointments. I also knew the more appointments the more sales I would have. The problem was I didn’t want to and I didn’t because I had no self-discipline.
The first thing you need to do is commit to yourself. A great way to do this is to write down your disciplines. Go to www.theonlysalesguide.com and download your own self-discipline copy worksheet. One done, post it up somewhere will you will see it every day preferably every morning or when you need to fulfill the disciplines written.
In the book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need the author Anthony Iannarino talks about reaping the rewards of self-discipline or as e calls it “me management.” He goes on to state that self-discipline depends on three qualities – willpower, fortitude, and accountability.
Willpower allows you to will yourself to act without an immediate reward. Meaning to stick to what you are working on without distractions allowing you to focus.
Fortitude helps you to overcome “no” and not take it personally. Fortitude gives you strength during discouraging times when you think you’re not getting anywhere.
Accountability is a quality that allows you to hold yourself accountable no matter what.
By downloading the self-discipline worksheet you will be forced to face yourself and your demons. I say demons because it is our own demons (thoughts) holding us back from our achieving our goals.
Once you have mastered self-discipline you will be almost unstoppable. Of course, there are more steps and it is a continuing education and learning curve. However, if you want to be successful then you have to learn how to invest in yourself and your mind. It is important to keep learning. The best part is that when you continue to learn new things you can share those things with others which will help you get what you want because you are helping others get what they want.
Once you have developed the three qualities spoken about above it doesn’t stop there. You gain even more qualities such as honesty, courage, integrity, and some of the greatest future rewards never even thought of. I suggest getting the book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need especially if you have a hard time staying consistent or have been unsuccessful in your career or business venture. The title speaks for itself.
A couple tips for developing self-discipline is to do the hardest or worse thing first on your list. Just do it and get it over with. At all possible do it first thing in the morning. Write your commitments down! Make them public. Stop multitasking (it is more distracting than helpful).