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Self-Discipline



While self-control helps us tackle momentary impulses, self-discipline is a way of creating boundaries for ourselves, restraining or controlling part of our lives in order to promote the long-term growth of our capabilities in other areas. There are many forms and expressions of self-discipline: most are often associated with practicing physical skills—such as for athletes and artists—but any intentional practice of self-restraint (such as choosing to not yell at people we are angry with) is a form of self-discipline. Having a strong sense of self-discipline isn’t a matter of how much deprivation we can tolerate, but of how much we can balance our intention and drive for a long-term goal with momentary impulses that would point us away from those goals.

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Self-Discipline—Best Motivational Speech Video (Featuring Will Smith)

“You cannot win the war against the world, if you can’t win the war against your own mind.”—Will Smith

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No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline

Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline.

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Struggling with Self Discipline?

Do you struggle with Self-Discipline? Here are some insights on how to develop willpower.

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FindCenterThere is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

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Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known.

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The Art of Self-Discipline: Beat Procrastination, Break Bad Habits, and Achieve Your Goals

Cultivating self discipline is the key to unlocking your full potential and achieving your personal and professional goals. The Art of Self-Discipline can show you how to find focus, overcome obstacles, and ultimately, attain the lasting success you’re searching for.

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The Power of Discipline: How to Use Self Control and Mental Toughness to Achieve Your Goals

Have you spent weeks, months, or even years trying to achieve your goals but keep failing? Have you given up on becoming successful because your futile efforts have led you to believe that success is only for the select few? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions—don’t worry,...

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FindCenterThis above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

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Self-Discipline for Writers: Writing Is Hard, But You Too Can Write and Publish Books Regularly

You Too Can Become a Successful Writer—If You’re Willing to Develop this Trait Do you know that it’s almost impossible to find a successful writer who has published only one book? Virtually every widely acclaimed author has an extensive catalog of books.

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Mindful Self-Discipline: Living with Purpose and Achieving Your Goals in a World of Distractions

If you want to live a life of purpose, build good habits and achieve your goals, there is one skill that is more important than anything else: Self-Discipline. Self-discipline is not about punishment, it’s about self-respect. It is not about being inflexible, but about living your best life.

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