By Remez Sasson
Everyone wants to achieve success, but most people just wish they were successful and do nothing about it. Others try doing one thing or another, but quit after a while, either because they see that they have to invest time and effort, are afraid of the competition, because nothing happens immediately, or because they are afraid of failure. Usually, only a small percentage acts, persevere and does not give up.
Why some of the people achieve success? They achieve success because they possess self-discipline, among other things. This ability helps them to avoid wasting their day doing things that gets them nowhere. They are able to avoid temptations, such as spending hours on Facebook, sitting hours in front of the television, or jumping from one thing to another.
You need self-discipline to achieve success
Self-discipline equals perseverance, one of the most important qualities you need for achieving success. Speaking of success, I don’t mean just financial success or status, but also success in many other areas other than career and job. Success in diet, in studies, in learning a foreign language, learning a new skill, losing weight, managing your time more efficiently, or changing some of your habits.
There are people who are appalled by the word self discipline. They associate it with self-denial, limitation, pain, scarcity and lack. This is a completely wrong assumption!
You use self discipline not to deny yourself and inflict pain on yourself, but for manifesting inner strength, for avoiding the distractions around you that take away your attention from your goal, and for sticking to what you want to do until you do it.
It is the number one factor for being perseverant. Look at the people around you who succeed in carrying out their decisions, doing efficiently their chores and tasks, and achieving their plans and goals. They all possess perseverance, and perseverance is self-discipline.