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The Power of Self-Discipline

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

Work Ethic

Once you’ve created a work ethic second to none, and you’ve learned to motivate yourself, you look in the mirror and you see someone different.
Rick Pitino

Watching my father work, the great care and pride he took in painting, made me admire him, though I knew I wouldn’t follow in his footsteps.
Muhammad Ali

My dad was my biggest influence. The thing that he gave to all of his kids was a good sense that you need to work hard and be dedicated and committed to what you are doing. So my work ethic, which I think is a good one, comes straight from my dad.
Tom Lehman

As a kid, I used to wonder why Pop worked so hard. Now I know it was his Old Country values: discipline, responsibility, self-sacrifice and an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. He was setting an example for all of us.
Yogi Berra

Though neither rich nor educated, my dad cared for all nine of us, teaching us to work hard and appreciate what we had. We knew everything was attainable, if only we had courage to pursue it. His work ethic carried me to my goals: winning a Silver Medal in the Winter Olympic Games in 1972 and playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.
Henry Boucha

The Power of Self-Discipline

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it’s a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Julie Andrews

Along any journey to success are found many enticing distractions. Discipline is the principle that defeats temptation.
Stephen Covey

When I go to work in the morning, things I don’t like to do I do right away. By getting those done right away you are able to put a positive spin on the rest of your day.
Rick Pitino

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Aristotle

The man with the capacity for self-discipline can tell himself to do the truly important things first. Therefore, if there is not enough time to go around and something must be neglected, it will be the less essential tasks. It is this man that can carry out his own instructions to do what he says he will do and make himself finish the job which he starts.
Ray Kroc

The Power of Self-Discipline

Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison

I define discipline as the ability to make and keep promises and to honor commitments.
Stephen Covey

Don’t put things off. Get in the habit every day of doing the more unpleasant things first. This not only eliminates the stress but leaves the rest of the day for more pleasant things.
Rick Pitino

Developing self-control often requires painful learning experiences, but the result is well worth the effort.
Zig Ziglar

Being disciplined about your schedule is one of the simplest ways to get a jump on your goals and make room for the truly important things in life – your family, friends, hobbies and faith – that are so vital to your happiness and well-being.
Mary Lou Retton

The Power of Self-Discipline

Pop didn’t teach me golf. He taught me discipline.
Arnold Palmer

If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.
Zig Ziglar

If we conquer some basic appetites first, we will have the power to make good on higher level resolutions later. For example, many people would experience a major transformation if they would maintain a healthy diet and exercise program.
Stephen Covey

When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first.
Anonymous

There’ll always be things you’d rather avoid and postpone to some undetermined time. The trick is not to put these tasks off. Not to postpone them until tomorrow. This is how bad habits get reinforced. What you have to do is make yourself do these things first.
Rick Pitino

Building Confidence

Dad gave me the confidence to believe in myself. It was the kind of confidence that allowed us to tackle much larger problems, and I think it was a very important factor in my becoming what I am today.
Dr. Joyce Brothers

My two main goals as a parent are to help my children gain self-esteem and self-discipline.
Spencer Johnson

One of the easiest, fastest and surest ways of building a healthy self-image in your child is to help him develop pride in being an important part of something worthy and noble that is bigger than any one individual. The family is the logical place to start. The church, school and community can be real sources of pride.
Zig Ziglar

If I could say just one thing to parents, it would be simply that a child needs someone who believes in him no matter what he does.
Alice Keliher

The next time you pick up your little baby or grandbaby, look into the face of that child and say, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” And it wouldn’t hurt to repeat that statement throughout her childhood. Children need to know how valuable they are in God’s sight – and ours. Nothing gives them greater security than a strong sense of self-esteem.
Charles Swindoll

The Power of Self-Discipline

You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things.
General George Patton

I know the secret to success. It is my friend, Discipline.
Bella Karolyi

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done whether you like it or not.
Thomas Huxley

I have never known a really successful man who deep in his heart did not understand the grind, the discipline it takes to win.
Vince Lombardi

Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course toward his objective in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.
Napoleon Hill