20 Quotes on Self Discipline That Will Help You Achieve Big Goals
I am on day 5 of my 31 Day Daily Discipline Challenge. It’s not hard, but it’s not necessarily easy either. I have to be much more mindful about scheduling my time. As someone with no kids or husband my days are generally free flowing. But when I’ve taken it on to exercise, blog, walk the dog and attend church services at a specific cadence I have to be planned. At the same time one of my tenants abruptly cancelled her lease so I’m in the midst of doing a make ready for the next tenant. Which complicates things a bit. I could use that as an excuse to not follow through, but I won’t because that’s the whole point of discipline. Sticking with it no matter what.
Last night I did not want to exercise! But I did it anyway. Why? Because it was Tuesday and that’s the schedule I laid out. Being disciplined means doing what you need to do regardless of how you feel. It means stay committed no matter how busy, sleepy, or tired you are. It means staying on target even when unanticipated things pop up.
To help you get in the spirit of discipline I’ve rounded up these quotes to inspire you.
“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn
“Excellence is a journey. Discipline is the vehicle.” – Unknown
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” – Zig Ziglar
“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha
“Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.” – Jahangir Khan
“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 punishment. And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz
“Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.” – John C. Maxwell
“The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.” – Bo Bennett
“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” – Frank Herbert
“Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it.” -Florence Nightingale
“You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.” – Haile Gebrselassie
“It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.” -Vince Lombardi
“We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it’s easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.” – Apolo Ohno
“In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.” – William Baldwin
“I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.” – Dave Ramsey
“Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God’s word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin – and it’s gonna happen – confession puts us back on the field.” – Lou Holtz
“It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.” – Miguel de Cervantes
“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.