I have been seeking truths that lead to success. I watch webinars, podcasts, and have been doing research on the most successful people in the world today. Today I was watching a telecast with a successful entrepreneur.
He said one thing that stood out above all the things he said and this was not even addressed as a key to being successful. He said the first thing that comes to our minds when we think of discipline is punishment.
Looking at discipline as punishment is the absolute worse thing we can do. When you read a book about being successful and your eyes scroll across the word discipline negative thoughts immediately turn that simple word into punishment. When that happens the part of our brain that likes the steps outlined for success take a nose dive. The thought of discipline as punishment changes a stream of positive thinking into a thing that you have to deal with and to be successful you will have to deal with punishment every day.
Discipline is a word with different meanings our minds choose punishment to equate the words because in an unsuccessful life they mean exactly the same thing.
Instead of grappling for the word punishment to exchange for the word Discipline think about the word. It actually comes from the word Disciple. To Disciple is to teach, train or bring up into principles. A much better thought pattern. This exchange of meanings for that one word can help you keep that stream of positive thinking.
So do not be afraid of the word Discipline! Go ahead say it out loud a few times with the true meaning attached to it.
To have Discipline we need to align our thoughts with our needs and then simply take the steps to fulfill those needs. Discipline is the action of aligning ourselves with the best way that meets our needs and taking the appropriate steps to obtain that objective.
Bob Proctor who has mastered the Law of Attraction said “Discipline is the ability to give yourself a command and follow all the way through until it is completed.”
To be successful you must be able to discipline your actions. The entrepreneur that was speaking said he made a list at bedtime for things he wanted to accomplish the next day. His habits were: after he awakened he went to his library and studied any of his many books having to do with success, health. and well-being for an hour.
After that he would take the time to write down ten things he was grateful for. Although this may seem easy and a small thing to do when you are putting down the things you are grateful for claiming ten things that make you truly grateful is a very good exercise for the mind as well as for the heart.
To reach any goal you have to take steps to reach it. Write those steps that you need to take down and using Discipline complete the tasks that get you to your goal. Do not waste time on a step if you cannot complete immediately move on and take the step you can accomplish thereby getting you ever closer to your goal.
Many times I have read and heard that to be successful as a writer you should discipline yourself to sitting down and writing 1,000 words a day. I can do that. I can Discipline myself to write 1,000 words a day. That is an easy task for me to do because of my love of writing.
I have a goal and besides being a well known Author and that is to become a Life Coach. So tonight before I go to bed I will write down steps I can take to reach that goal. When I awaken in the morning at the top of the list will be to go to the library and Check out books that will give me positive attributes for being a Life Coach. I will come home study for an hour, write my ten true things to be grateful for, and look at my list to see which step or steps I can take to get reach that goal.