Published on May 13, 2021
“Each time you discipline yourself to persist in the face of distractions, diversions, and disappointments, you feel better about yourself.” ~ Brian Tracy
Excellence at a craft or skill, outstanding performance in sports or the arts, or attaining sobriety over any addiction, cannot be achieved without it.
Eating right and managing your daily routine cannot be achieved without it.
Lifestyle and diet change, weight loss and maintenance, cannot be achieved without it.
What am I referring to?
I am referring to what is without a doubt, the singular most important attribute needed to achieve ANY personal success, achievement, or goal: self-discipline.
Being disciplined does not mean living a limiting or a restrictive lifestyle.
It also does not mean giving up everything you enjoy, or relinquishing fun and relaxation.
It does mean learning how to focus your mind and energy on your goals and persevere until they are accomplished. It also means cultivating a mindset whereby you are ruled by your deliberate choices rather than by your emotions, bad habits, or the sway of others.
Self-discipline allows you to reach your goals in a reasonable time frame and to live a more orderly and satisfying life.
If you want to be a master of your own destiny, you must develop self-discipline and self-control.
The more self-discipline you have, the more self-control you will have, the easier the weight loss process (and life in general) gets!
And make no mistake: There is no finish line when it comes to your weight. You can’t lose X number of pounds and relax. Once you reach your goal, you must maintain — both your weight AND your self-discipline!
By focusing on long-term benefits instead of short-term discomfort, you can encourage yourself to develop self-discipline. Ultimately, your life, health and happiness depend on it.