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Success Principles: Self Discipline

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A freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India

Self Discipline and Accountability Go Together

Consider the outcome of this idea.

What will happen if you are a student and set your goal in public that you will score 100% in your Mathematics exam and promised to do whatever you can do for reaching that goal? And a camera crew will be following you 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the next 100 days, while you went for your goals?

I bet three things would happen.

  1. You will STOP performing the things that you recognize you shouldn't be performing.
  2. You will START performing the things you announce you should perform.
  3. You will MAKE monumental performance gains and improve your life.

This is ALL possible through the discipline of accountability.

The problem, however, is that the lack of accountability is one of the most significant constraints you possess which prevents goal achievement.

Accountability serves and protects your character, credibility, and commitments as it ensures that what you desire to accomplish gets accomplished.

You see, throughout every area of your life. It's important to acknowledge that ALL unfinished goals, projects, and relationships are the result of broken promises, unfulfilled commitments, and lack of accountability.

Do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.

Do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.

Success principles ~ Self Discipline

Why do some people make more money, accomplish more, and live a happier life than the average people?

Everyone wants success. Everyone wants more money. Everyone wants attention and appreciation. But very few are able to get that. If you want to accomplish anything in life, you have to discipline yourself.

Many years ago Thomas Huxley said the secret of the success principle, that is 'Do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.'

If you study all the success principles that are introduced in the world and set out to achieve success in life but do not have self-discipline, all your efforts would be a waste of time.

Michael Gulliver said."An individual who is active in higher learning soon becomes an individual active in higher earning." without self-discipline you cannot be active in higher learning. If you are not learning, you are not earning.

I am posting a link that will tell you what is the cost of the lack of self-discipline. Especially read the part under the heading Discipline shows in your paychecks in the first link

Wishing you all the success in your endeavor in the direction of success.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Jacob


skye2day from Rocky Mountains on February 16, 2013:

jacob. Thank you bro. In Christ we can have success. We must take action as you shared in your awesome writing. God gave us hands, feet and a mind so we could use them.He so desires we have life and to the full! When we fall His hand is there to help pull us up!! He came so we could have abundant life. Amen. God Bless you brother. Love, Skye

pastor george on July 12, 2012:

very inspiring.May God use you richly.

himanshi on February 11, 2012:

i am so happy..................

cepebpo99999 on August 08, 2011:

Your ideas about self-discipline are great! Self-discipline is a key to happiness!

Sunshine Uy on December 16, 2010:

very nice hub :)

Jacob (author) from Delhi, India on December 01, 2010:

Thanks all for your kind visit and comments.

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May God bless you richly.

temp_inizer from Noida (India) on November 30, 2010:

your Hub is very usefull...

I think I should raed it or these type of inspirational article in my school days, so I could score more marks...


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Lens on March 22, 2010:

An interesting Hub with some good ideas. I like it, thanks.

theawwwbutmum on February 24, 2010:

Great hub - fantastic quotes - a nice little mini motivational lesson - I'll be back :)

H P Roychoudhury from Guwahati, India on February 06, 2010:

What you said is 100% true that I realized in my personal life. I gave you the full credit for expressing the secrets of the success of life.

Lita C. Malicdem from Philippines on February 04, 2010:


I wonder how in God's name do you write and write so well? I love all the topics and the titles, they are very encouraging. I'll come back for more read here. Great thoughts. Great hubs.

Linda Todd from Charleston on February 03, 2010:

Self Discipline is not always easy and first we must recognize we need it. Thanks for writing a good hub.

gmacman1 on February 02, 2010:

I believe the best self discipline is to master your habits.

Have you ever considered just how much an affect your habits have over you and what you do?

drbj and sherry from south Florida on February 01, 2010:

Two thoughts on your motivating hub: Never stop learning. Be a "professional student". And be aware that temptation, like opportunity, is not only knocking on your door; it mey be leaning on your doorbell.

PJ Stuart on February 01, 2010:

Thanks for the fresh motivation. As a writer, working alone, discipline is the key. I write every day and sometimes it's simply forcing myself to work. Fortunately, most days it's a pleasure. The hard days are what will make the difference between my continued success or failure, nothing worth having is free.

Putz Ballard on February 01, 2010:

Great hub, perseverance and self discipline are the keys to success.

"Quill" on February 01, 2010:

Discipline is essential to any success, in Biblical terms "You reap what you sow".

In simple terms you are what you put into anything.

Great Hub and one worthy of making note of.

Many Blessings

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