But, I’m forced to address these issues because of the fundamental truth: A small step completed is a million times better than a big plan thought about. Likewise, my housemates from my time at university would be falling off their chairs laughing if you were to point them to this post. I am not going to write a post today that says that you must become totally disciplined in order to be successful. I have spent a lot of time during the past few months interviewing high performance athletes. In many cases these successful athletes have an ability to focus on the one next step and, in the words of Nike, Just do it! In Josef Ajram’s words, he has completed the Marathon de Sables – 243km across the Sahara desert in 6 days – by only ever allowing himself to think about the next 15 minutes! This was created by Italian student Francesco Cirillo during the time that he was writing his university thesis.
One day, he went to his mother’s kitchen where he found a cooking timer in the shape of a tomato – pomodoro in italian. He began to use this execution tool on a daily basis and quickly got on top of the thesis he had to write. I overestimate my future self – I have some inner belief that I will be smarter, better, faster in the future. Many highly productive people manage to succeed by procrastinating on important work when avoiding unimportant tasks.
Avoid “the watercooler gang” – the groups in our offices and schools who are happily unproductive and enjoy helping others take their place in the group. Inspiration tends to come when you have trudged through 40 minutes of painful effort and have not allowed yourself to check email, make a coffee, eat chocolate, check IM… You have to push through to get to inspiration.
In my next post we will look at how to take Imagination, Ambition, Learning and Self-Discipline and make the journey easier with each day. Conor Neill is the professor of Leadership Communication at IESE Business School in Barcelona and an entrepreneur who has founded four companies.
Self-discipline is one of the most powerful tools that we have for achieving our goals, inner peace and personal success.
A few of my close friends have complimented me on my self discipline and this means a great deal to me, because I hang with some very disciplined people. With my personality (don’t take life too seriously, and am excitable andeasily distracted, among other things) discipline is a hugely important tool for me to achieve my goals, stay grounded and be happy. If you feel you are not good at keeping to the commitments to develop new habits, I have some ideas that have worked for me and might help you. Take Away Temptations – Help yourself by changing your environment to help you suit the change you want to make in your self. Keep Notes to Track Your Progress – I keep an exercise journal because I like to see that I have been pushing myself for a long time. Reward Yourself – I know a lot of people that give themselves some kind of reward if they stick to their commitments.
Tell Yourself You Can – If you think of yourself as someone without discipline, then you will have trouble becoming self disciplined.
Hi Shelly for most people it takes a long time to develop discipline and some things are easier than others. I am a Husband, a Father, a Zentrepreneur, a Vegan, a Rec Athlete, a Hockey Nut, a Blogger, an Author, and a Partner at Peak Sales Recruiting. When you buy this product from my website, you'll get immediate access via the FREE Brian Tracy Success Library Mobile app.
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Brian's ingenuity in writing makes him the best in the world as far as business success and personal achievement. This cd is the missing link in the quest for higher and loftier achievement for most people, everywhere, irrespective of the state of the economy, the politics, and what not. Discipline—self-discipline, that is—is the fifth tool in my FREEDOM toolbox—7 tools for making the most of our time so we can live balanced, peaceful lives.
Self-discipline is a major factor in how you exercise stewardship over the gifts and responsibilities God has given you—including how you manage your time.
Self-discipline helps you avoid the false guilt that moms often suffer when you take care of yourself wisely and avoid the true guilt that comes with self-indulgence and laziness. To be able to handle all of your responsibilities, it’s essential to make time for personal rest, renewal, and recreation. Another personal area that requires self-discipline is managing your attitudes and emotions.
Freedom and flexibility are wonderful benefits of homeschooling, but you have to be careful not to abuse that freedom. It’s also important to train your children to become increasingly self-disciplined as they grow older.

In the previous two episodes, we’ve been talking about my FREEDOM toolbox–7 tools that help us make the most of our time so we can live peaceful, balanced lives.
If you want to focus on your goals and priorities, you have to eliminate things that don’t support them. No one will ever have more than 24 hours in a day…but some people use their time much more efficiently and effectively than others.
I’ve come up with 7 tools for making the most of our time so we can live balanced, peaceful lives. Filed Under: Flourish at Home Tagged With: focus, goals, planning, Time ManagementWhat Do I Do Next? In episode 12, we looked at the first 3 of 7 powerful planning tools to help you organize your busy life: Big Dream, Yearly Goals, and Monthly Calendar. I’ve developed 7 powerful planning tools that will help you set long-term and short-term goals to evaluate, prioritize, and conquer your never-ending to-do list.
Learn about choices you can make that will lead you toward a more positive and balanced lifestyle.
Self-discipline helps you to do the things you think you should do, and it helps you overcome any feelings to the contrary you might be having in the moment.
Self discipline also gives you the power to follow through on plans or decisions you have made, without changing your mind and taking the easier route. If you think about it, it’s very easy to say you will tackle a home-improvement project or that you want to write a novel or that you will get your finances in order.
Overcome habits that aren’t beneficial to you, like overeating, smoking, not getting enough sleep, etc. Resist temptations like gossiping, drinking more than you should, or spending too much money. Tackle big projects by disciplining yourself to regularly take on the small steps needed to accomplish the goal.
I know that sounds like an awful lot of benefits from learning one skill, and you might think I’m over-promising, but I’m not!
So now that you recognize how important self-discipline is, I hope that means you are ready to build yours!
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first ~Harry S. Alter all, they observed my high-school years where they watched me avoid studying, avoid starting essays, leaving homework to the last possible minute (and often somewhat later). This has led me to have a deep interest in why I am highly productive in some periods and totally useless during other periods. There are some tricks, there is some psychology, there is a lot of pushing through and keeping working when things don’t look so easy.
My goal was to understand their motivations, how they train, how they prepare mentally, and how they face anxiety. He took the pomodoro timer back to his desk and thought “right, I am going to set this to 20 minutes and I will keep writing until the timer finishes”.
Putting off going to the supermarket so that I can finish this article because I am on a roll would be good procrastination; checking my email because I am hitting a wall in my writing of this article would be bad procrastination.
Who are the people in your life who like to see you make progress on the things that are important to you? Make a list of 2-3 people who support you when you talk of your progress in something important in your life. A friend of mine, Verne Harnish says: “Routine sets you free.” I welcome your comments, retweets and general link-love! When I make commitments, set goals, or define how I want to live my life, it is self discipline that keeps me on track. Trying to make extreme changes in your life may set you up for being overwhelmed or frustrated It is better to feel victories even if they are small. If you stick with something even for a little bit of time, you will create some momentum and it will get easier. If, within 365 days of your purchase, you don't believe the program is worth the investment, return it for a full refund.
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Those three categories are also helpful for considering the areas where you need to exercise self-discipline. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, exercising, eating right, and drinking plenty of water. Work hard to overcome fear, perfectionism, discontentment, self-righteousness, and negativity. Whatever your state’s regulations on homeschooling, you are accountable to God for how you train and educate your children. Learning good habits such as diligence, obedience, responsibility, and promptness will help them throughout their lives. After all, freedom to do things your own way, on your own schedule, is a major benefit of having your own business. You can eliminate activities by never beginning them in the first place or by stopping them if you’re already involved.
If you say yes to every opportunity that comes your way, you’ll have to say no to the priorities and goals you have already chosen. We all have to make wise choices about what we can realistically do from among our seemingly impossible to-do lists. Learning how to protect and prioritize your time will help you be a good steward and use it for what’s most important.

Then, in future episodes of the “Flourish at Home” show, we’ll look at the rest of the FREEDOM tools. Just remember that no matter how many forms or lists you use, you still have to make decisions in each of these 7 categories.
Or if you want my entire system—which goes far beyond these 7 tools, you’ll enjoy reading Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms, available through my website and other online vendors.
How do you focus on what’s most important, and how do you make tough choices when there are more tasks than hours in the day? The truth is that the busier you are, the MORE you need to set goals and create a plan for meeting them!
You may remember how much of an advocate I am of bucket lists, and I’m a huge believer in setting goals and creating a process to achieve those goals.
For instance, if you know you should pay your bills, but you feel like watching television instead, it is self-discipline that spurs you to get moving on those bills.
When you have self-discipline, you decide (and act) on your actions that are most likely to lead to your own self-improvement and success. But what good are goals and plans and ideas if you won’t discipline yourself to accomplish those things? Self-discipline will take you far, and it really is the key to achieving all your personal and professional goals. Tomorrow’s blog post will feature all sorts of ideas to grow your self-discipline skill. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways  ~H. Yet, here I am—just days before deadline–finally coming back to push through the hard work of completing it and making it readable. I am brilliant at finding important interruptions to fill my time when I have a big project sitting there. Through these musings, my hope is that some day those useless periods will be smashed to smithereens and I will become a “proper writer”. I should tidy it, but writing this article is my way of procrastinating away from cleaning up. If you want to get big things done, you must spend time with others who are on this journey and support your journey. The fact of not getting started or getting stuck in doing non useful activities that impose real productivity is based on mental polution and yes a lack of focus to clearly see the benefits of getting things achieved. Like most people, I procrastinate, I get distracted, and sometimes I forget to apply my own rules and systems for successful living.
Commit to small changes that you know you can achieve and you will develop the confidence to make bigger changes.
When I stopped drinking coffee I had to deal with not only the addiction to the caffeine, but also the habit of grabbing coffees throughout the day.
This helps to assign importance to your goal and works well for achievement oriented people. Ignoring your analytical mind and creating some momentum is almost always the toughest part because sometime it takes weeks. Life is good and I believe everyone can achieve more success in business and life by pursuing their passions and leading a balanced, healthy and full life. If this is a tough challenge for you, episode 9 goes into greater detail on how to honor God with your thoughts, attitudes, and emotions as well as your actions. Without the built-in accountability of reporting to an employer, you must be diligent to work hard and honor your commitments to your customers and clients. I feel more in control now, and I’m able to work out the nitty-gritty details much more easily.
But the link between all those things you want to do and actually getting them done is self-discipline (and maybe a little motivation). You also have the inner strength to overcome procrastination, laziness, and the temptation of instant gratification when you choose to take a stand against those things and follow through on the things you decided are important to you. Without the self-discipline to work on the goals that matter to you, all you end up with is emotional clutter that feels like extra weight when you constantly have those projects in the back of your mind, always undone. There are many, many people who are like bullfrogs in a china shop – they make lots of noise, but no actual action (or breakage) happens. I fall off the wagon just like anyone else, but one key thing I have working in my favour is that I am very good at of getting back on track quickly when I fall out of line with my plans and rules. Once I broke the addiction to caffeine, I wasn’t thinking about coffee so much and breaking the habit part was much easier. This blog shares insight and stories about how I achieve balance and success in my own life. You’ll learn my strategies for setting specific, measurable, big, written, shared goals that will make a powerful difference in your daily life. Before you know it, you’ll be making decisions every day that move you toward all the things that you value the most!
And, for the record, I can really use some bolstering in this department too, so I’ll be growing with you.
This might include lawn care, housecleaning, piano lessons, math tutoring, errands, and so on.

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