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Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
Self-discipline is crucial to a simpler, more contented life.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first.
Discipline really means our ability to get ourselves to do things when we don't want.
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
If you're not willing to accept your own discipline, you're not going to accomplish two percent of what you could - and you're going to miss out on 98% of the good things you could have.
One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with your luck.
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Your mental attitude is something you can control outright and you must use self discipline until you create a positive mental attitude - your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.
Some form of self-discipline is necessary to transmute material desires into spiritual aspirations.
Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind-you could call it character in action.
Discipline is remembering what you want.
First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they'll eventually conquer.
Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from the expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear-and doubt. Self-discipline allows a pitcher to feel his individuality, his inner strength, his talent. He is master of, rather than a slave to, his thoughts and emotions.
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