Tag: Success

The Power Of Self-Discipline

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The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is self-discipline. Successful people do what unsuccessful people don’t do. Success doesn’t come from putting things off. Success comes from doing what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it. Successful people are not smarter than you, but they are willing and ready to do whatever it takes to succeed. They have decided that no matter what happens, they are not going to quit, they are not going to give up. That is the problem with the rest of us: we give up too soon. We surrender to fear before we even get to where we are going.

If you want to succeed in life, in your career, you must stay in the game of life. Tell yourself, “I don’t care what it takes, I am not going to give up until I succeed.” That is what you should be telling yourself every day. When things are not going your way, tell yourself, “I am not giving up. I will continue until I succeed.” When things are going your way, keep working, keep mastering your work, keep getting good at what you do. Do not let fear stop you from doing your best work, from living your best life.

It takes discipline to get things done. If you can discipline yourself, you can win. According to Brian Tracy, “Every time you practice self-discipline, your self-esteem goes up. You like and respect yourself even more. And the more you practice discipline in small things, the more capable you become of great discipline required for great opportunities, experiences, and challenges of life.” If you want to win, self-discipline is the way.

The Power Of Hanging Out With The Right People

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If the people you hang out with are not making you, they are breaking you. If the people you hang out with are not contributing to your life, they are taking away from your life. So choose your friends wisely.

Yes, we can’t live alone. We cannot succeed alone. We cannot do important things alone. But instead of hanging out with the wrong people, meaning people who are not adding anything to your life, it is better to work lone. It is better to be alone than with the wrong people. It doesn’t make sense to me! As Marilyn Monroe once said, “It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone…” If you want to be happy in your life, hang out with happy people. If you want to be successful in life, hang out with successful people. If you want to do great things, hang out out with innovators, with thinkers, with developers.

You don’t need everybody around you. You need people who are going somewhere around you. You don’t need people who are going nowhere around you. If you do, you will end up nowhere. In the words of Brian Tracy, “If you want to be a successful person, associate yourself with positive people. Associate with people who are optimistic and happy and who have goals and who are moving forward in their lives. At the same time, get away from negative, critical, complaining people.” If you can do that, no one can stop you from achieving your goals.