Importance of Self Discipline in Life

Have you ever wondered what separates the successful from those that aren’t? Most people just say it’s because they were born rich. Or they have god-like motivation that no normal human can ever acquire. The real reason behind their success is because they have self-discipline. I know it’s easy to look at successful people and think they have had an easy path. But let’s face it, if you were to ask them how many hours they spent working on their goals, the number would probably tally into the 1000’s. So what is the importance of self discipline in life? First of all you need to know:

WhMotivational Quote: Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for youat is self-discipline?

In the shortest sense self-discipline is control over yourself. While the definition is simple, acquisition is hard. To have self-discipline requires you to control your states and your emotions in any circumstance. Self-discipline can be seen clearly when you find yourself doing what you don’t want in order to achieve something great later.

What is the importance of self-discipline in life?

The importance of self-discipline in life is you gain the ability to put what you’re feeling at the moment aside. You rule your emotions instead of being ruled by them. If you don’t see how amazing having this ability is, think for a moment of all the things that could be possible for you. Imagine if negative emotions like fear, procrastination, and laziness were non-existent to you. The importance of self-discipline in life can be seen when you start choosing delayed gratification over instant gratification.

Instant gratification vs Delayed gratification

Instant gratification = Your desire for satisfaction right now.

Delayed gratification = Denying satisfaction now so that you can have greater satisfaction later.

Is there an area in your life where you choose instant gratification over delayed gratification?

I used to be a sucker for instant gratification when it came to wasting money. Instead of spending money on developing myself I used to spend it on needless things. A way that I overcame instant gratification was to weigh up the benefits. I could have one night out (the equivalent of 6-12 hours of fun) or I could use that time and money more efficiently and at some point in the future, have money and time constraints no longer be an issue for me. Tough choice right…

Reacting vs Responding

Self-discipline can also be beneficial for your success when it allows you to respond instead of reacting. In this scenario which is the better way to act?

Your friend made a commitment to you at some point in the past. Now the moment has come and they have bailed on you and left you high and dry. This isn’t the first time they have done this and it’s really beginning to drive you crazy.

Do you:

  1. A) Lose your temper and react in the moment. Say words that you can never take back and potentially damage your friendship forever.


  1. B) Feel your temper rise but take a breath. Look at it from their point of view. Maybe they do have a genuine reason why they can’t make it. When you find out why, calmly raise the issue that this isn’t the first time they have flaked on you and tell them it’s beginning to bother you. Now you are able to more easily figure out a solution where you’re both winners.

Obviously B is more beneficial for you and your friend. When you are ruling your emotions instead of the other way round you will always be able to get the best results not just for you, but for everybody around you too.

Now that you know

How are you going to start acting in your life?

Are you going to let your emotions control everything you do? Sometimes you’ll get a lot of work done if you’re feeling motivated, and sometimes you’ll sit in bed all day and do nothing. Or are you going to conquer your emotions and do what you need to do even when you don’t feel like doing it? The choice is yours.

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9 Awesome Quote Wallpapers For Mobile

Ever have a day where you’re not feeling completely on top of the world? These awesome quote wallpapers are just for you.

You are awesome and you have something to bring to this world. So whether you need to remind yourself to just keep pushing forward. Or if you need a quote to remind you how important your life is. Then these are all perfect for you. If you like a wallpaper you see here simply save it to your phone and then set it as your background.

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‘Just Keep Going’

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‘Work Hard, Dream Big’

‘Be a pineapple: Stand tall. Wear a crown, be sweet on the inside’

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“Unleash Your Inner Awesome”

‘Aim High’

‘Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart’

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‘Nothing great ever came easy’

‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground’

‘I’m not here to be average, I’m here to be awesome’

‘Life’s a gift. Live it’

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Remember you are awesome and your life should be awesome too. So work hard, dream big and know that anything is possible for you! Your life is an open book.

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Womens Gym Quotes – 9 Free Mobile Wallpapers

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Womens Gym Quotes

Finding the motivation to get up and go everyday can be difficult. Maybe it’s raining and you don’t want to go for a run. Or you’ve had a long day at work and going to the gym is the last thing you want to do. These womens gym quotes may be the push you need. We want you to feel inspired. That’s why all of our womens gym quotes are made to fit mobile backgrounds. Simply save the ones you like to your phone and then set them as your background.

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‘Earn Your Body’

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‘Look in the mirror, that is your competition.

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‘Once you start to see results. It becomes an addiction.’

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‘You don’t get the ass you want by sitting on it’

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‘Hustle for that muscle’

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‘Focus on the weight you lift. Not the weight you lose’

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‘Giving up is not an option’

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‘Results over time. not over night’

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3 months from now

 ‘3 months from now you will thank yourself.’

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Did you find these womens gym quotes helpful? Can you see yourself using these as your mobile background to help push yourself when your will power is low?

Remember your mind is a muscle too. Therefore you should always fight the urge to be lazy and undisciplined instead of going to the gym. When you choose to go and workout you also train your self-discipline. And the same is true on the opposite side. If you choose to stay in and not workout. You’re also training your mind to be lazy and weak… The choice is yours!

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Don’t Be A Sheep – Follow Your Own Heart

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Don’t Be A Sheep – Follow Your Own Heart!

How does your life look right now, Are you living the life you want? If not then don’t be a sheep! It’s important that your follow your own heart.

Are you working at a job you don’t like, waiting for the weekend or your day off, waking up to another Monday where you wish your whole week away again?

This is how the majority of us live our lives and for some reason we’ve accepted that this is how life should be. We choose to trade away our time and freedom for a paycheck at the end of the month because it’s easier than working hard and struggling for the life that we truly deserve and desire. In short we trade our happiness for comfort. Don’t be a sheep who let’s somebody herd you instead of guiding yourself.

I challenge you to start thinking about what you want from your life. Ask yourself if you are truly happy in your life at the moment and if not, what steps can you start taking to change course into a direction that you want to go.

I hear people all the time talking about their dreams and the things they want to doDon't be a sheep, but when you ask them “Okay, so how are you going to do that?” they have no answer. Without even attempting to find out how it can be done, they just assume that it can’t be done. This is the sheep mentality. That you should have what you want handed to you on a plate. Instead of taking the initiative to find it themselves. So don’t be a sheep, go out and take what you deserve.

But just ask yourself this: if you spent the next year of your life delving into how to make your dreams possible, how much closer would you be to them? Imagine how much closer you could be in 5 years or 10 years. The more time you spend doing this, the higher the probability that change in your life will occur, until it simply becomes inevitable.

It’s not luck that gives people the ability to live the life they desire, it’s hard work and determination. “Luck” is just a byproduct of that. Your time is going to pass by anyway, so why not spend it constructing the life you’re supposed to have?

I implore you, if right now you are doing something unproductive with your time. Just think about your goals and how you want to live your life. Just take the first step towards your goals. Because at the end of the day the clock is ticking. Do you want to look back on your life and think “I wish I had the courage and drive to pursue the life I know I should have lived?” Or do you want to be looking back on all the great memories and achievements that you created for yourself?

The choice is yours. And while one of the roads is easier and you’ll never have to struggle, You won’t find happiness down it.

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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

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How to Find Your Purpose In Life

If someone asked you what you think you’re purpose on Earth is, would you be able to give them an answer?

Not having a purpose is like travelling without a destination, you’re just wandering around aimlessly. Maybe you’ll make it somewhere good, but the chances are you’ll spend your life helping someone achieve their purpose instead of your own.

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If you don’t know what your purpose is yet I encourage you to figure it out. It’s never to late to make a change in your life to find your purpose. Here are some steps you can take to help you find it:

Follow your heart

These 3 words are the most important words I’ve ever heard. If you 

follow your heart you will eventually end up where you want to be. Following your heart will always take you to your destination. We often to snub out the little voice inside of us because it seems impossible or other people tell us it can’t be done. Ignore all external voices and let that inner voice guide you. It will show you where you need to go.

Keep taking action

The only way to follow your heart is to always be taking action. Always take steps forwards. Even if along the way you realize you are a little bit or a long way off it doesn’t matter. Adjust course, keep walking and start heading in the right direction. Being stuck in the same position and never growing is so much worse than a temporary detour.

Start broad

When taking action to find your purpose don’t be afraid to start broad. Think back to when you were a child, you were in some way inclined to a path or hobby you found the most joy in. If you are lucky you followed this intuition, but if like me you let other people’s judgement stop you from heading there it may take time for you to get back. I’ve gone from knowing I wanted to help the world, to wanting to help people, to wanting to inspire people. Start broad and keep honing until you know where you want to be. Even though you’re not there yet just being on the path is its own reward.

Don’t stay somewhere you shouldn’t be

A lot of people may feel that they’ve spent so much time and energy working towards something that they can’t leave it behind now. This is such a flawed way of thinking, if you’ve already spent 3 years of your life being unmotivated and lacking passion, what’s the point in spending another 3 years doing the same thing. Accept that this has been part of your journey and then start changing course to where you should be going. Don’t let anything hold you back from finding your purpose.

When you’ve found your purpose – stick with it

And finally once you have found your passion stick to it. Once you know your life purpose do everything in your ability to make sure that you always follow it. No matter how small the steps of action you take are just keep on pushing and you will find the happiness you deserve.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain.

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