52 Discipline Quotes
All successful entrepreneurs, leaders or parents - have a healthy degree of self-discipline. Welching out on something isn't even something they'll consider. "If I said I'd do it, then I'll do it" is their motto. Is that you? Can you 'make' yourself do things you know you have to do?
Who wants to get up in the middle of the night to comfort a crying baby? Who wants to make sure they get back to that client, even when they're dog-tired, at the end of a long day? I'll let you into a little secret. NO ONE likes doing that stuff. The difference between the successful and the unsuccessful is that successful people 'do the thing' and then feel the motivation.
Don't want to go to the gym? Too bad - you're going. Don't want to prospect for new sales? Just get 5 more done and then you can quit for the day. Don't want to write that piece for the website? I'll DO IT ANYWAY.
Disconnect from your 'off' switch. Cut yourself off from any other outcome and DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU WOULD DO. For yourself and for your discipline 'muscle'. The more you follow through for yourself, the stronger you'll get.
So be encouraged by this collection of discipline quotes and make that list and get it done!!
Find what you love to do, and go do it. You will never be successful until
you have a plan, and the discipline and determination to go
through with that plan.
Julius Williams, Rules To The Game
The more I disciplined myself to take notice of the good things in life, the more I began to recognize just how much there is to be thankful for.
Krystal Kuehn, Giving Thanks
The satisfaction of seeing the incremental gains, through discipline
alone, gives inspiration to apply the same methods in other areas of your life.
Keith Hill Jr., Fighting Fear and Doing Discipline
The fact is, discipline is only punishment when imposed on you by someone else.
When you discipline yourself, it’s not punishment but empowerment.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
A disciplined person follows values stemming from their source - the self.
Knowledge can determine your persistence but when it is not
put into practice through skills or properly applied through
attitude then knowledge will be useless.
Thelma Barnes, Practice Persistence
Leaders are rarely born; they are made. Persistence and circumstance
play a bigger role in developing a great leader than initial circumstances
ever will, so it is this discipline that you must work on, building within your personality.
Kula Sellathurai; Raymond Aaron, Action Leads to Success
It is discipline that will help you follow through on the commitment
you made on your wedding day.
David Khalil, Principle 10
Mentors are advocates, advisers, and role models. You do not need
a degree in psychology or hours of special training to be a mentor.
All that is required is the commitment to make a difference,
the willingness to listen and hear, and the discipline to balance your heart and your mind.
Thomas Dortch, The Miracles of Mentoring
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The best sort of character, however, cannot be formed without effort.
There needs the exercise of constant self-watchfulness, self-discipline,
One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the
important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck.
Many pet owners make the mistake of being too easy or too hard on their dogs. Harsh physical discipline is usually never necessary. But spoiling your dog and ignoring or even condoning problem behaviors is also a horrible idea.
Fanny Doright, Boxer Dog Training Book
Discipline takes courage and perseverance, but it pays off.
Joan Price, Climbing the Spiritual Ladder
The basis of positive discipline is to educate or raise children with love and firmness at the same time. It is giving him or her the opportunity to grow up in a home where freedom, love, and limits are allowed.
Henry Quilaq, The Imperfect Parenting
The future of their child depends on how they were raised at home.
Thus, the foundation they receive from us is the same criteria they
know well to discipline and raise their own child in the future.
David Bishopson, How to Discipline a Child
When you have strong self-discipline you will be prepared
to overcome any kind of obstacles that you might encounter
on your journey towards creating good habits.
Ronald Valentino, Habits
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A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
If you don't teach your child discipline, you are preparing him poorly for life.
Bethany Bridges, How to Be a Good Dad
Robert Collier said it best when he said, "All of us have bad luck
and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck,
who keeps right on going, is the man who is there when the good luck
comes, and is ready to receive it." So next time you feel like you don't have
any luck, remember these wise words and keep on going - step by step,
with enthusiasm, discipline and persistence, and you will find luck!
Catherine Pulsifer, Good Luck On Your Test
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
William Arthur Ward
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Listening to each other, if you want to think for yourselves, requires discipline and the most profound attention for each other.
Nancy Kline, Time to Think
You are unique. That is nothing new, but the implications of this short statement are vast. You are unique and therefore,
what works for you, what suits your body (your biology) will be different from what works for other people.
Bernie Clark, Your body your yoga
We might say that discipline doesn’t always help kids to become self-disciplined.
Alfie Kohn, Unconditional parenting
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
A disciple, the one receiving discipline, is not a prisoner or recipient
of punishment, but one who is learning through instruction.
Daniel J. Siegel, No-Drama Discipline
One of the toughest things to get over when you are speaking of
motivation and discipline is not to measure your success by the
success of your peers.
Felix Oberman, Developing Discipline and Motivation
Discipline from a heart of compassion corrects the child.
Derek Townsend, For The Love Of Truth: Possessing Your Eternal Life
You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension
and discipline are taken out of your life.
James G. Bilkey
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When we discipline ourselves by watching what we put into our hearts
and minds, by doing the hard work of Bible study, by investing in prayer,
and by faithfully surrounding ourselves with a group of like-minded believers,
we begin to deepen and mature.
Mark J. Musser, Finding the True You: Discover Who You Were Created to Be
Our troops are capable of the best of discipline. If they lack it, leadership
is faulty. A commander who cannot develop proper discipline must be replaced.
Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe
While all the other kids were out playing in the summer evenings,
I had to be in bed at six-thirty. They did that to discipline me,
but for me it was the wrong way to bring up a child. It gave me a feeling
of frustration and of reaching-out-and-trying-to-please. I found the quickest
and easiest way to do that was to make people laugh. I suppose you could say it led to my wanting to be an actress.
Your environments and settings matter. Set yourself up in an environment
that encourages the building of self-discipline. Not one that sabotages yourself.
Jordan Koma, Bad Habits
Loving parents always discipline with love and encouragement
and never as a means to devalue and humiliate to the point of feeling worthless.
Rhonda Hart, Toddler Discipline
Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain.
Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly,
it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in.
It's a state of mind - you could call it character in action.
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner,
when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and
discipline when you're not yet a winner.
Each person has the motivation and the drive to become
self-disciplined if they put their minds to it and the time and
effort that will be required for success.
Mike C. Adams, Self Discipline
Effective discipline is the willingness to force yourself to pay the price,
and to do what you know you should do, when you should do it,
whether you feel like it or not. This is critical for success.
Brian Tracy, Time Management
Quotes to Live By
Successful, effective people are those who launch directly into
their major tasks and then discipline themselves to work steadily
and single-mindedly until those tasks are complete.
Brian Tracy, Eat That Frog!
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence,
the power you have over other people's lives.
Poems about Life
When you are angry, it is easier for you to over discipline.
Your anger may be perceived by your child as a personal attack.
Lou Priolo, The Heart of Anger
The purpose of discipline is self-discipline, and its best source is
the full-time hovering presence of a grandmother. Grandmothers
don't spoil children; tired parents do.
What I know for sure is that there is no strength without challenge,
adversity, resistance, and often pain. The problems that make you
want to throw up your hands and holler "Mercy!" will build your tenacity,
courage, discipline, and determination.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
Encouraging Bible Verses
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
... the reality is that self-discipline removes many of the self-created
obstacles that stand between you and the level of success and
achievement that you both crave and deserve. Thus, rather than it
being self-sacrificing, self-discipline is actually self-promoting.
A.C. Drexel, Self Discipline
Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally
achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.
Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Figure Skating medalist
How do you limit yourself from the things that you love? And how
do you know if you are over-consuming something?
Depending on what it is that you are trying to limit, this will
be a true test of self-discipline.
Brad Ryan, Self-Discipline
I taught myself discipline, the strictest kind of discipline.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold
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The undisciplined person falls into the same category as the lazy person who allows circumstances to control him rather than controlling circumstances.
MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, You Were Made for Greatness!
Once you set the goal , it takes fierce discipline to reach it.
Sam Moore, American by Choice
It's nearly impossible to achieve focus and self-discipline separately.
Being disciplined in your pursuit of long-term goals is only possible
if you can consistently focus on the decisions and actions that lead to
accomplishing those goals.
Peter Hollins, The Science of Self-Discipline
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