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Time management expert, Syble Stanton, offered some basic elements to learn self-discipline in her book "The 25 Hour Woman".  One element is WON'T POWER.  She claims it to be as important as willpower.  Discipline means choices.  For every yes you say to something, you say no to many more.  Every prize has its price. 

Igor Gorin, noted Ukrainian-American baritone was told one day by his professor of voice, "Igor, you will have to make up your mind whether you are going to be a great singer or a great pipe-smoker.  You cannot be both."  Though he loved the pipe, he chose the singing.
Another element of discipline is DELAYED GRATIFICATION.  This might apply to daily decisions as simple as skipping a favorite TV show to get to bed earlier so you'll be awake and alert for a meeting the next morning.  Or it might apply to long-term resolves.  For example, a young widow with three children decided to invest her insurance settlement in a college education for herself realizing that a tight budget and little free time would be small sacrifices in return for the doors a degree would open.  She went on to become a highly paid financial consultant. 
The secret to this type of commitment is to get past the drudgery and look forward to the delight.  Many worthwhile endeavors aren't necessarily fun.  Every job has its frustrations, but it can bring satisfaction even though it isn't always fun. 
A little MIND OVER MATTER can help with discipline too.  You can probably relate to this one in terms of the alarm clock.  Rather than agonizing over getting up, why not just resolve to rise the first time it rings regardless of how you feel.  I bet you'll find it a much better routine and you'll have conquered one more area of discipline.

posted on: 7/19/2011 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side

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