While a lot of people can be successful in what they do. There is a higher level of difficulty in sustaining the success. The difference between one who sustains the success and one who merely achieves success at one point in his life is that of self discipline. Self discipline is a highly important part of life and it is a very hard thing to gain.
Discipline of self is the ability to perform the tasks needed regardless of emotional state. It is very rare that a person has perfect self discipline, and even if a person has that trait, he may lapse from time to time. In that case, one must be able to jump back on track and continue his path.
There are ways to develop greater discipline of self. You can write down a schedule and set up a routine. But don’t make your routine all work. Leave room for reward so you can feel a little more encouraged to continue with that routine. Of course results help in your self discipline.
For a well disciplined person, success may come before he realises it, but it will not come as a surprise to him. He will however take joy in what he is doing and what he is working toward. He will grow more diligent in his work and seek more ways to add to his growth.
However, the person who is lacking in discipline often just tries to merely skate by. In some cases he may get by and make it into another day. But sometimes the minimum effort will not be enough for him to get by and he will fail. Often times the failure comes as a blow to him. With it would come the insecurity and the frustration. However, the good thing about failure is that it often inspires one to change for the better and grow from it. With that failure, he may eventually develop the discipline and become successful.
Self discipline is a highly valuable trait to have for lifelong success. With it you don’t do just enough to skate by, you do everything you need to grow and then much more. Also as you work you may find life throwing some nice surprises your way. You might get some “breaks” or great opportunities plus some other rewards. Sometimes it may come at you all at once. But don’t let it overwhelm you.