The best way to get where you want to be involves combining goals and action. Start with identifying the outcomes you want to achieve and then, set a strong intention to get there. Your strong intention fuels your actions.
Creating a strong intention involves planning, identifying the steps you need to take, persistence and discipline. Before you know it, you will be there.
What is a goal that you have? Decide what you need to do, set your strong intention and get into action!
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Do you see discipline as an ally or an enemy? You can look at discipline as an enemy if you: don’t want to make the effort it requires, think it inhibits your freedom or are not convinced of its value. You can look at discipline as an ally if you: recognize that you have control over it, not vice versa, realize that discipline keeps you in movement and concede that it is hard to get things done without it.
What is your relationship with discipline in your work and managing? Any adjustments called for? Making discipline your ally may take some courage and focus, but is well worth it and will lead to your fulfillment and success.
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Mastery has always fascinated me. To summon the focus, discipline and skill to master a subject or technique results not only in mastery of that subject or technique, but a growing mastery of life. You are changed for the better. Is there something you would like to master in 2015? How would you begin?
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How often does the term self-discipline cross your radar? Self-discipline involves focus, control and movement. Sometimes negative attitudes can develop around the concept of self – discipline, such as it means making myself do what I don’t want to do or it is never fun or even, it takes my freedom away. None of these things have to be true if you use self – discipline in a positive manner. It is a powerful tool for managers.
How do you make self – discipline a positive tool in your life? You can start out by exercising self – discipline to get something done that you really care about or that will result in a high benefit for you. Creating the prospect of a positive result will serve as a motivating factor. Then, put your self – discipline to work. Construct a plan for getting whatever task you have chosen done. Determine the method you will use, the time that is needed and whatever else you must do for a successful completion of the task. Then, stick to it! That is the key to self – discipline: holding yourself accountable to you.
Once you experience a few successes by staying disciplined, you will build some positive energy to employ self – discipline in more of your work and life. You may also find that self – discipline has many other benefits including: building your ability to focus, using your time well, letting go of things that do not serve you and moving you forward.
Let the positive power of self – discipline work for you.
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