Mental Toughness: How to master self discipline

Self discipline is a muscle.  The more you use it, the stronger it becomes.  Even a small exercise like putting a chocolate on your work desk and refusing to eat it for weeks could help you grow in this area.

Being able to take action when others would not is a skill that will make you extremely successful.

Self discipline extends past simply "not wanting to" and, in effect, becomes about courage - mastering your fears, and overcoming yourself.  Procrastination is simply a form of fear.

In essence, you must develop the will to act.

The ability to overcome fear, scrutiny and the infamous ability your mind posesses to create a fictitious and horrendous future (otherwise known as irrational and/or projectionist fear).  The "what if?" scenarios.

And don't think that the rich don't have fear - they do.  They simply do not let it hamper their judgement nor their actions.  Courage, is not the absence of fear, but rather, the overcome presence of fear.

You require the will to act.

This, is a skill.

Like all skills, it can be learned, it can be trained, it can be honed, and it can be taught.

Sensei Ono, Shinka Martial Arts
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