Most of us are regularly exposed to information offering get rich quick schemes and ways to make our fortune for little or even no effort. This is probably even more the case for students of Self Improvement than for most other people.
There may even be some people who have become rich as a result of such offers!
However, if you study the lives of successful and wealthy people you will be illegally to find many, if any, that achieved their success with little effort. Most worked very hard for their success, and you’;ll find few, if any that did not have one of the fundamental skills of self improvement and success – discipline ..
It takes discipline to do the things you know you should do when you do not feel like doing them. It takes discipline to be able to follow your vision despite preference or negative opinions of friends and family. It takes discipline to work on you dreams when you could be relaxing with friends or watching TV. It also takes discipline to search for and read the books, listen to the tapes, learn the skills, or get the training that can greatly enhance your progress towards your goals.
And there are countless other examples. If you desire success, you need goals and you need to make plans to reach them. But without the discipline to take the actions and to follow through, your dreams are likely to remain just that – dreams and nothing more.
Self Improvement Quote of the Day:
"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures do not like to do. They do not like doing them either unnecessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose." – EM Gray