If you asked anyone on the street, are they envious of those successful people? Feel jealous of what they have? Or even feeling bitter to see the way they live up their life? Undeniably, that’s the feeling most people have when they look at them.
Even if you asked me, my answer would be the same. This is because their pleasure and luxury is something that we don’t have, and of course, we want that to be ours. But then, most of the people only see them when they have succeeded and become rich.
Not everyone knows how many challenges they have faced, how many thorny paths they have taken, and how many times they have fallen while climbing up the top of the mountain where they stand today.
I’m not surprised that not many people know about it, and unfortunately, it is a common thing. Thus, to be like them, you have to live like them. Don’t be mistaken, I’m not trying to ask you to follow their lifestyle ‘NOW’, but follow their lifestyle ‘THEN.’
When they start to plant the seed “success,” how they nurture it until it grows up becomes the tree of success and what kind of fertilizer they used to keep the tree healthy and live for a long time.
That is the essential thing that you have to do to be like them. Not copying their lavish lifestyle now and willing to spend a lot of money on it, there’s nothing beneficial if you ever do that.
What can you get from that reckless move is just waiting to be declared bankrupt by the bank, and even worse, you have to borrow money from the loan shark. Trust me, that’s not the kind of life you wanted to live.
There are many secrets to success, and one of them is to be disciplined in everything we do. In fact, it is an open secret that all of those successful people are very concerned about discipline.
Discipline is important
I mean, have you ever seen any “undisciplined” people become successful? I highly doubt it. Discipline is important because it is a remarkable quality that all successful people have, and that makes a significant difference between a successful person and a failure.
“Discipline is doing what you really don’t want to do so you can do what you really want to do.”
– Jeff Fisher
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
– Jim Rohn
Thus, to know why discipline is important for success and what makes those successful people very concerned about it, let’s us explore:
Why self discipline is important
1. Discipline shaping your character
Each and every person has the character that distinguishes them between one and another. Some people might be hardworking, some people lazy, and some people having difficulty holding their anger or what we called “hot-tempered.”
This is what it means by character. But, did you ever wonder, what is the character of successful people? And what is the difference between theirs and yours?
Most of the time, successful people are often associated with a good character such as patience, willingness to learn new things, eagerness to achieve their dreams, etc. In fact, that’s the reason why they become successful.
And what makes it different from yours? Did you have those characters in yourself? And if you don’t, don’t worry, you still can change your character for the better. As you know, your character comes from your habit.
And your habit is something that you frequently do, and you feel restless like your day is not complete if you don’t do that. Thus, by disciplining yourself to do something useful and beneficial for you, indirectly, you will also shape your character to become profitable.
“Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.”
– Jacqueline Bisset
“It was character that got us out of bed, the commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”
– Zig Ziglar
2. Help you to focus on your dream
Have you ever played archery? If you ever played that, you must know how hard it is to hit on the yellow circle at the center of the target or what we call hitting the bull’s eye. To have accuracy and precision, we have to give 100% focus towards the target.
It is the same with your dreams. To achieve it, you must give 100% focus and get rid of any distractions that can lead you astray from your path. That’s why discipline is a vital thing to be successful.
Self-discipline allows you to concentrate on your objectives and stick with your dreams until you realize them. Trust me; nothing can stop you from accomplishing anything when you give 100% focused on your target.
Even more so, if you are working for your dream alone or self-employed without any supervision from others. You must know how hard it is to keep consistent without being distracted by something else.
That’s why you need to have the self-discipline to help you focus on your dream.
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals, and I try to ignore the rest.”
– Venus Williams
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
– Bruce Lee
3. Discipline creates the best work ethic
Have you heard about Cristiano Ronaldo? If so, you must know why he became one of the best footballers of all time. For those who don’t know about him, let me tell you his story.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not just a very talented guy, but he is the hardest worker in the room. During the training session, he is the first person to arrive and the last person to leave.
Just from the training session only, you can tell how hard he worked to be where he is today. And it is not a surprise to see him become the top scorer of all time, replacing the football legend Pele.
His achievements will never come true if he doesn’t have the work ethic he is today. And his work ethic will not last long if he doesn’t have self-discipline.
That’s why you need the discipline to help you create the best work ethic to achieve your dreams. If you have those best work ethics and disciplines, it will only be a matter of time before realizing your dreams.
“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.”
– Stephen C. Hogan
“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment. And that’s the difference.”
– Lou Holtz
Thus, is this answering your question on why self-discipline is important to be successful? Undeniably, discipline plays a vital role in achieving your dream and becoming successful in anything you do. Be disciplined, and you can become anything you want!