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This week I’ll be blogging a series on self-discipline. New posts on this topic will appear every day Mon-Fri. I’ve also added a new self-discipline category. In this series I’ll be focusing on what I call the five pillars of self-discipline. The Five Pillars of Self-Discipline The five pillars of self-discipline are: Acceptance, Willpower, Hard Work, Industry, and Persistence. Each day of the series, I’ll explore one of these pillars, explaining why it’s important and how to develop it. What Is Self-Discipline? Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state. Imagine what you could accomplish if you could simply get yourself to follow through on your best intentions no matter what. Self-discipline is one of many personal development tools available to you. Building Self-Discipline My philosophy of how to build self-discipline is best explained by an analogy. Progressive training means that once you succeed, you increase the challenge.

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Self-Discipline: Acceptance The first of the five pillars of self-discipline is acceptance. Acceptance means that you perceive reality accurately and consciously acknowledge what you perceive. This may sound simple and obvious, but in practice it’s extremely difficult. Overcoming Procrastination/Eliminating Procrastination - Wikibooks, open... One would think that the solution to procrastination (not doing it) is its exact opposite: doing it! That the cure is doing the very thing that is being avoided. [Note: We must be careful using the word "cure" in regard to procrastination. We ought to think of procrastination itself as a cure. Trying to "cure" procrastination is identical to trying to cure a fever.

Passion vs. Self-Discipline How important is passion as a success factor? Some people believe it’s the single most important factor, painting passion as the fuel that drives success. I disagree. Passion is simply an emotional state, and a temporary and unstable one at that. The reason passion gets so much credit is that it helps motivate action. And action is what generates results. How to Become an Early Riser It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. Achieving Goals by Improving Your Character Often a change in character is a crucial part of shifting your identity to become more congruent with your goals and intentions. For example, suppose you want to become more successful in your career, and you set a goal to reach a certain position. Maybe the main reason you haven’t yet reached that position is that your character attributes are out of sync with it. Perhaps you aren’t disciplined enough, confident enough, or resourceful enough to get there. Once you can identify the character qualities you’re missing, you can consciously develop them.

Proven Steps To The Most Productive Day You’ll Ever Have - Zero To Skill Do you know what the best thing about time is? Everybody has the same amount of hours per day. “Talk about an ideal democracy! In the realm of time, there is no aristocracy of wealth and no aristocracy of intellect. 10 Ways for Creatives to Reduce Procrastination Without Planning If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Procrastination, whether lacking in energy to finish a project, or being distracted by email, is stopping us from working effectively on our creations and projects and is taking valuable time away from promoting the work we have. Many of us want to cut down on time spent on wasteful activities, and much has been said about how to reduce procrastination.

How To Organize Your Life - Organizing Your Life Do you often forget birthdays and anniversaries of people close to you? Do you forget scheduled meetings and conferences only to remember it the next day? If your answers to all the above questions were in positive, know that there is some serious problem that you need to sort out before your life becomes a mess. Thankfully, it isn’t as grave as being struck with amnesia but it isn’t as negligible as simple forgetfulness. Wondering what it is then? The answer is lack of an organized and controlled life.