In the month of October, I read the book –The power of self-discipline by the famous Public speaker and self-development author- Brain Tracy. I really enjoyed reading the book as I learned a lot on how to challenge myself and apply the power of self-discipline to my daily routine. In this post, I have shared 20 most inspiring insights I got from the book. You will learn a lot from it too. Happy reading.
20 Lessons from- The power of self-discipline
- Self-discipline is the ability to do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.- Elbert Hubbard.
- The “Someday Island “is the procrastination zone. This is where excuses are made and accommodated. In this region, nothing ever gets done, and worse still, it is occupied by fellow “someday dreamers”. No one to gear the other up, the best way to get out of this island, is to apply the power of self-discipline and get out by yourself.
- Self-actualization according to Abraham Maslow is the greatest need we all need to strive to meet. This needs talks about the desire and wants to challenge yourself to do and be more. In actual sense, this need is never satisfied because once you achieve one feat, you begin to sense the desire to achieve another. But the good thing about this is, once you achieve something great, you experience a level of happiness.
- To be very effective with your life, apply the CANEI Principle: Continuous and never-ending improvement.
- If you ever want to get the best out of yourself, you must continually be willing and ready to analyze your strategies over time, review the ones that aren’t working, and also be open to crafting new ones.
- The principle of bounce-back-ability is the ability for you to bounce back after a setback. When you bounce back, you not only get up on your feet to continue moving, but you also gain the required strength to triumph to the next level.
- The Law of accumulation states that every great achievement is an accumulation of small achievements.
- The truth is that if you are not getting better at something, you are getting worse at it, no one remains at the same spot for long.
- Feed your mind and yourself with enough positive energy, that way, you actually achieve/ become what you truly want.
- You need to act on your dreams regardless of the fear you feel inside of you.
- The primary difference between winners and losers is that winners never quit and quitters never win.
- To get ahead in your career, you need to dress appropriately and accordingly too. Notice what your senior colleagues are wearing and tweak yours accordingly, you simply are dressing for your desired level.
- Hard work is a perfume you spray on yourself that makes you attractive to others.
- The worst way to waste time is to do very well what needs not to be done at all.
- There is a difference between doing what is fun, and doing what is necessary. To achieve the future you truly desire, you need to do what is necessary.
- The Expediency factor says that people invariably seek the fastest, and easiest way of getting the things they want, right now, with little or no concern for the long-term consequences of their behaviors.
- The ability to think ahead is a learned skill.
- The common denominator for success is that successful people make a habit of doing the things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do.
- The best and first victory is to conquer self.
- Successful people are willing to pay the price of greatness.
I trust that this book review inspired you to become better. If you also love to read the book, please check the nearest bookstore close to you for a purchase.