If what you want does not happen for you right away, stay at it. Become good at it. You’ll be surprised at how your confidence will build as you develop self-discipline.
— Terry Bradshaw
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
— George Eliot
I sought discipline, I embraced it as a loyal friend. And, throughout my life, it’s rewarded that loyalty by proving me with nothing but success and happiness at every turn.
— Mary Lou Retton
If they’ll just give something for a short time, they’ll have happiness for a long time.
— Weeb Ewbank, on training camp
Self-discipline: everything worthwhile begins at this level. It simply means doing whatever you have to do and making whatever sacrifices are necessary to get the job done the best you know how. It’s hard work; it’s giving up things you like in order to achieve a higher goal.
— Dr. Jim Loehr