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Monday Motivation: 25 Quotes About Building Self Discipline

One powerful mindset switch is realising our goals is the bridge between us and self-discipline. This is something we subconsciously know about successful people. It doesn’t take rocket science to deduce that success oftentimes is the result of hard work.

However, this mindset can have a more profound effect on us when we personalise it. Here are 25 quotes to inspire you to take self-discipline more seriously and put in the work that will enable you to live the life of your dreams.

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  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
  • “If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.” – Lao Tzu
  • “We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we can accomplish what they can’t.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
  • “Winners embrace hard work.  They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win.  Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment.  And that’s the difference.” –  Lou Holtz
  • “Discipline is the soul of an army.  It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” – George Washington
  • “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama
  • “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama
  • “The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.” – E.M. Gray
  • “The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.” – Bum Philips
  • “Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” – Roy L. Smith
  • “With self-discipline, most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself…self-discipline.” – Harry S. Truman
  • “We must all suffer one of two things:  the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.” – Jim Rohn

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  • We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. Jesse Owens
  • Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. Clint Eastwood
  • By constant self-discipline and self-control, you can develop greatness of character. Grenville Kleiser
  • I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control. Tim Ferriss
  • “Self-command is the main discipline.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “One discipline always leads to another discipline.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz
  • In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first. Harry S Truman
  •  “He who lives without discipline dies without honour.” Icelandic Proverb
  • “The price of excellence is discipline.  The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.” – William Arthur War
  •  “You have power over your mind, not outside events.  Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  •  “Confidence comes from discipline and training.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  •  “Success is a matter of understanding and religiously practising specific simple habits that always lead to success.” – Robjert J. Ringer


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My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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