Discipline = Success / by Alena Graff




Want success? Start with self-discipline.

With the Millennials leading the way, it becomes increasingly harder to be disciplined in a society that prizes instant gratification. We are more concerned about feeling good all the time, so we seek immediate pleasures, whether it’s a new car, an exotic trip or a new partner. Our long-term goals are not so important anymore. We get comfortable and wait for a special event to give our lives meaning, happiness and success, we forget that the best things in life do come from commitment and dedication to your goals.

Discipline is the difference between being in control of your future and letting your environment dictate your destiny. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Discipline means freedom and happiness. It gives you the ability to do what you want because you know you can learn how to achieve any dream you set your mind to. Discipline teaches you how to control your thoughts—and how to be happy in any situation, to visualize positive emotions and trigger an optimistic mood. Discipline builds self-confidence, mental and physical strength, and inspires you to grow as a human being. With growth comes the ability to enjoy life in deeper, more meaningful ways.

Anyone can develop discipline. It’s a skill and it’s not complicated—you just have to train yourself for it.

So how do you maintain discipline? By combining an automated brain program—doing whatever needs to be done—with an incredible commitment to your goal and without procrastination. 

Set CLEAR goals: If there is no clear goal, there is no opportunity to create the specific steps you’d need to do to accomplish it. 

Make that goal your everyday PRIORITY and when you start the process, don't question it, don't hesitate, don't back down—you have to work on it every single day to reach your dream. Create a ROUTINE and stick to it until it becomes automatic. 

Understand that progress is change: Your body and brain will do everything it can to resist change and growth. You need to know that it’s natural to feel lazy and undisciplined—but you also need to know that you have all the power to fight it. You have to separate yourself from the feelings that stop you, like fatigue, laziness or self-pity. You have to go above them, even if your feelings tell you that you are tired, stressed and alone in this struggle. Discipline is the direct training of a fighter. 

Think of discipline is a source of power. It is an engine that helps us understand and explore our capabilities and life’s opportunities. Discipline is not boring; it’s the freedom to put our energy into creating a meaningful, beautiful life you are dreaming of.