Why Discipline Always Wins

Show me a disciplined person and I’ll show you someone who will achieve great results. While others are squandering their time and otherwise roaming aimlessly through life, the disciplined, with great focus and consistency, hone their skills, work on their assignments, pursue their dreams.

When no eyes are on them, the disciplined continue their work. When the conditions aren’t ideal, they endure. While others give up, they keep pushing forward.

Get this. Nothing significant is achieved without discipline. To achieve great results and supercharge performance, discipline is a must.

Discipline the secret weapon of people who climb the highest echelons of their chosen field. They do what it takes—consistently.

These people practice, practice, practice. They work, work, work. They invest, invest, invest. They write, write, write. They exercise, exercise, exercise. They think, think, think. Whatever the chosen field demands, they do. Whatever their goals require, they do. Hence, they get great results.

In life, the disciplined person consistently outperforms the talented one. Talent is good but not enough. Like gold in the hands of the goldsmith, talent must be “burnished” with great discipline.

In the fable The Hare and the Tortoise, the hare is brimming with talent, but the tortoise, though far less talented, wins the race. How? Great discipline.

Great results demand great discipline.

If you discipline yourself to work hard and do what you know you must, great results are inevitable. But you must get yourself to perform the work. Easier said than done. There’s no way around it: discipline is the way. It’s the way for all.

Be disciplined in your thoughts, words, and actions. Take control of your head, your heart, and your hands. Think right, speak right, and do right.

The good news is that your self-discipline lies in your hands. You control your level of discipline. Make the decision and then take action.

Increasing your level of discipline will help you achieve whatever you set out to do. You know what you must do, now go do it.


About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.