Self-Discipline is quite possibly the most important character trait to develop if you want to take full control over your life. Based on almost everything I’ve read and shared on MoveMe Quotes since 2010, self-discipline has been brought up time and time again as one of the fundamental secrets to success and the winning character trait that distinguishes those who unleash their personal best from those who remain leashed by their personal moods, appetites, and feelings.
Are you going to remain leashed by your moods, appetites, and feelings? …Or are you going to cut yourself free? When you’re in a bad mood do you usually A) Skip your workout or B) Go to the gym anyway because you know you should. When you come home from a long day at work and are really hungry—do you A) Reward yourself with some sweets for making it through the day or B) Cook / Prepare yourself a healthy meal because you know that you should? When you wake up and feel groggy and tired but know you have stuff that needs to get done—do you A) Make moves and get it done anyway because you know that you need to or B) Sleep in and deal with the consequences of not getting your tasks done later?
“The rare people who do become truly exceptional at something do so not because they believe they’re exceptional. On the contrary, they become amazing because they’re obsessed with improvement. And that obsession with improvement stems from an unerring belief that they are, in fact, not that great at all. It’s anti-entitlement. People who become great at something become great because they understand that they’re not already great—they are mediocre, they are average—and they could be so much better.” ~ Mark Mason, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
“You will never meet anyone who has done something great who waited for permission to do something great.” ~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
“The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.” ~ Michael E. Gerber
“Greatness comes from humble beginnings; it comes from grunt work. It means you’re the least important person in the room – until you change that with results.” ~ Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy
“The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” ~ Winston Churchill
“I am a big believer in the value of traveling while you are young. The experiences you have in other countries can inspire greatness.” ~ Blake Mycoskie
“You can either be judged because you created something or ignored because you left your greatness inside of you.” ~ James Clear, Blog
“Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“One is too small a number to achieve greatness. No accomplishment of real value has ever been achieved by a human being working alone.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold