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May 24, 2018

How To Develop The Self Discipline Needed To Achieve Your Goals

I have learned that setting goals and then developing the discipline necessary to achieve those goals is crucial to success. This is true whether it is in sports, your career, or any other aspect of your life. Having goals gives you direction. Developing the discipline to go after your goals is just as important. Discipline develops the drive to go after your goals, especially when you do not feel like it.

At Fight for Life, we believe that goal setting and developing the discipline to go after those goals is so important, we focus on it day one of our Seal The Deal football camps. Without a goal, a direction to strive for, and the discipline to drive towards your goals, you are lost and life will be that much more difficult. I have included an article from mindvally.com that talks about discipline and goals and shares some good advice in these areas. Please enjoy the article.

Marlin Jackson

Source: blog.mindvalley.com | Re-Post Fight for Life Foundation

Self-discipline is the most vital component for attaining any worthy goal. It’s that drive that makes you move forward to continue. Especially if you don’t feel like it.

It’s that ability to perform, to keep your promises, and to meet those deadlines essential for success.

Without self-discipline, you simply won’t have the momentum to make the progress you want.

What Is Self Discipline?

“Self-discipline” is defined in the dictionary as, “correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement; the power to control one’s feelings, desires, and actions”.

Many people shy away from it because it’s associated with self-inflicted discomfort and pain — the word “discipline” is a common euphemism for being punished.

However, the development of self-discipline is often satisfying and highly rewarding and can be developed without the denial of happiness, joy, and comfort. It’s about taking small and consistent actions to gradually develop habits that serve your dreams and goals, integrating those habits into your life, and creating a lifestyle that’s aligned with your purpose.

It’s about conditioning the mind and rewiring your brain to recognize the rewards in taking a step toward your long-term goals rather than giving into behaviors that yield short-term pleasure.

Read the full article…