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Brian Tracy

"The person you are today is the sum total of all your choices and decisions in life up to this date."

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No Excuses

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Self-Discipline in Business

Most, if not all, of us tend to get distracted in our day-to-day lives and stray further and further from completing our most important tasks, those that will help us achieve success. However, if we learn to set clear priorities and work on the tasks that bring us the most value, as well as cultivate the discipline to complete these tasks quickly and well, we will be on the path to success.

Furthermore, these abilities will help us consolidate ourselves as leaders instead of followers, which is an invaluable trait. Leaders are truly the ones who achieve their goals.

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Self-Discipline and Personal Success

According to Aristotle, the ultimate aim of human life is to be happy. The biggest thing that holds most people back from pursuing their dreams and being happy is a lack of self-discipline. If you cultivate self-discipline, set clear goals, and begin doing the things you already know you should be doing, nothing will keep you from achieving success.

Remember, success isn’t an accident—you need to have the discipline to work hard at it.

And only with self-discipline will you have the drive to persist through the hardest obstacles in your path to success.

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Self-Discipline and the Good Life

Material things aren’t the only measure of success, in fact, achieving happiness is the true measure of success. The desire to be happy is the one thing that drives all humans forward in life, and self-discipline is of utmost importance in achieving that. After all, you will only be happy and content when you are in control of your life. The thing about happiness is that it is simply a by-product of engaging in activities you enjoy with people you like and respect. Follow here.

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Napoleon hill

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish,but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."

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Brian tracy

"In all religions and philosophies the highest human good or idea has been peace of mind."

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Brian tracy

"There is perhaps no area of your life where Self-Discipline has a greater impact on your future than in your work."

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