Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: February 26, 2018 – Self-Discipline

undisciplinedAre you undisciplined? Studies show that people who know how to build self-discipline enjoy more personal happiness. They don’t waffle on positive choices or spend energy regretting impulsive reactions. They maintain upward momentum through self-control, congruent and affirming actions.

Self-discipline is a keystone skill

In the field of wildlife biology a keystone species is one that the entire ecosystem depends for thriving. The beaver for example, is a keystone species. It alters the landscape benefitting numerous other species while bringing more diversity and life to an ecosystem.

In the same way your self-discipline can alter your entire operating system. It can increase your confidence and self-image, and it can bring you increased personal happiness.

If you think about your life from a foundational or keystone point of view—how can anything make you successful or happy if you are undisciplined and continually disappointed with yourself?

When you have the self-discipline to begin living your values and creating daily alignment with your purpose, you create momentum that carries you upward toward your destiny. You are fulfilled, engaged and enthusiastic for every challenge. Your brand of personal effectiveness flows into everything you do from a deep personal happiness.

We recently witnessed this happiness with the Philadelphia Eagles and during the Winter Olympics. Self-discipline makes you wealthy in ways others just can’t understand.

The one quality, which sets one man apart from another, the key which lifts one to every aspiration, while others are caught up in the mire of mediocrity – is not talent, formal education, nor intellectual brightness. It is self-discipline.
With self-discipline all things are possible.
Without it, even the simplest goal can seem like the impossible dream.  –Theodore Roosevelt

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