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Success principles ~ Self Discipline

Updated on November 21, 2018
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A freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India

Self-discipline is important for success

Self-discipline is important for success
Self-discipline is important for success

Self-discipline and accountability go together

Consider the outcome of this idea...

What would happen if you are a student and set your goal in public that you will score 100% in your Mathematics exam and promised to do whatever you can do for reaching that goal? And a camera crew will be following you 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the next 100 days while you went for your goals?

I bet 3 things would happen...

1 You would STOP doing the things you know you shouldn't be doing.

2 You would START doing the things you say you need to do.

3 You would MAKE monumental performance gains and change your life.

This is ALL possible through the discipline of accountability.

The problem, however, is that the lack of accountability is one of the biggest constraints you have which prevents goal achievement.

Accountability serves and protects your character, credibility and commitments as it ensures that what you want to accomplish gets accomplished.

You see, throughout every area of your life, it's important to acknowledge that ALL unfinished goals, projects and relationships are the result of broken promises, unfulfilled commitments, and lack of accountability.

Success principles ~ Self Discipline

Why do some people make more money, accomplish more and live a happier life than the average people?

Everyone wants success, everyone wants more money, everyone wants attention and appreciation. But very few are able to get that. If you want to accomplish anything in life, you need to discipline yourself.

Many years ago Thomas Huxley said the secret of the success principle, that is 'Do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.'

If you study all the success principles that are introduced in the world and set out to achieve success in life but do not have self-discipline, all your efforts would be a waste of time.

Michael Gulliver said "an individual who is active in higher learning soon becomes an individual active in higher earning." without self-discipline you cannot be active in higher learning. If you are not learning, you are not earning.

I am posting a link which will tell you what is the cost of the lack of self-discipline. Especially read the part under the heading Discipline shows in your paychecks in the first link

Thanks & be blessed.


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    • skye2day profile image


      6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      jacob. Thank you bro. In Christ we can have success. We must take action as you shared in your awesome writing. God gave us hands, feet and a mind so we could use them.He so desires we have life and to the full! When we fall His hand is there to help pull us up!! He came so we could have abundant life. Amen. God Bless you brother. Love, Skye

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      pastor george 

      7 years ago

      very inspiring.May God use you richly.

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      7 years ago

      i am so happy..................

    • cepebpo99999 profile image


      8 years ago

      Your ideas about self-discipline are great! Self-discipline is a key to happiness!

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      Sunshine Uy 

      8 years ago

      very nice hub :)

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      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your kind visit and comments.

      May God bless you richly.

    • temp_inizer profile image


      8 years ago from Noida (India)

      your Hub is very usefull...

      I think I should raed it or these type of inspirational article in my school days, so I could score more marks...


      Keep in Touch

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      9 years ago

      An interesting Hub with some good ideas. I like it, thanks.

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      9 years ago

      Great hub - fantastic quotes - a nice little mini motivational lesson - I'll be back :)

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      9 years ago from Guwahati, India

      What you said is 100% true that I realized in my personal life. I gave you the full credit for expressing the secrets of the success of life.

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      9 years ago from Philippines


      I wonder how in God's name do you write and write so well? I love all the topics and the titles, they are very encouraging. I'll come back for more read here. Great thoughts. Great hubs.

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      Linda Todd 

      9 years ago from Charleston

      Self Discipline is not always easy and first we must recognize we need it. Thanks for writing a good hub.

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      9 years ago

      I believe the best self discipline is to master your habits.

      Have you ever considered just how much an affect your habits have over you and what you do?

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      drbj and sherry 

      9 years ago from south Florida

      Two thoughts on your motivating hub: Never stop learning. Be a "professional student". And be aware that temptation, like opportunity, is not only knocking on your door; it mey be leaning on your doorbell.

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      PJ Stuart 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the fresh motivation. As a writer, working alone, discipline is the key. I write every day and sometimes it's simply forcing myself to work. Fortunately, most days it's a pleasure. The hard days are what will make the difference between my continued success or failure, nothing worth having is free.

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      Putz Ballard 

      9 years ago

      Great hub, perseverance and self discipline are the keys to success.

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      9 years ago

      Discipline is essential to any success, in Biblical terms "You reap what you sow".

      In simple terms you are what you put into anything.

      Great Hub and one worthy of making note of.

      Many Blessings


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