Mastering Self Discipline

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Acceptance, willpower, hard work, diligence, and persistence all come together to make self discipline. Self discipline is one of the more important attributes a person can master. Although there are many different ways to solve problems, self discipline gets rid of them the best. Imagine that you wanted to loose those pesky 15 pounds that have been sticking around since Thanksgiving. If you do not have self discipline it is going to take longer and longer to get rid of them, but with adequate self discipline it is just a step away. Self discipline will give you the strength to loose any amount of weight, overcome an addiction, and much more. So what do those first five things have to do with self discipline? Let’s find out. Acceptance simply means that you see life as it should be seen and knowingly acknowledge what you see. If you want to loose those thanksgiving love handles then you need to accept that you have them. If you don’t then you will not think that you need to work to get rid of them. You’re not going to work harder than you normally do if you don’t see a reason too. When I was going through counseling I was given some advice that I am going to share. “Identify the area in which your discipline is weak, asses where you stand, accept your starting point, and design a program to improve.” I was also told “Without acceptance you get either ignorance or denial.” Along with acceptance you need willpower. Willpower is the ability to set a course of action and tell yourself to engage. A great quote to go with the need of willpower is by Vince Lombardi “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Willpower gives you an intense temporary boost to create the momentum needed to overcome something. If you gather up all of your energy and use it to make a giant movement forward you can attack your problems at their weak points and break them. So you have acceptance and...
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