Quotes About Self Discipline

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Ann Landers
“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. ”
Ann Landers

Allie Brosh
“Most people can motivate themselves to do things simply by knowing that those things need to be done. But not me. For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. If I win, I have to do something I don't want to do. And if I lose, I'm one step closer to ruining my entire life. And I never know whether I'm going to win or lose until the last second.”
Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Henry Ward Beecher
“‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”
Henry Ward Beecher

René Descartes
“Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.”
René Descartes

Shannon A. Thompson
“Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.”
Shannon A. Thompson, Seconds Before Sunrise

Christina Rossetti
“Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end.”
Christina Rossetti

“Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

John C. Maxwell
“The bottom line in managing your emotions is that you should put others – not yourself – first in how you handle and process them. Whether you delay or display your emotions should not be for your own gratification. You should ask yourself, What does the team need? Not, What will make me feel better?”
John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

John C. Maxwell
“If you wouldn't follow yourself, why should anyone else?”
John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

Laura Joh Rowland
“Let hunger sharpen your awareness. Abstain liquor and frivolous recreation, which dull the mind and weaken the body.”
Laura Joh Rowland, The Concubine's Tattoo

Jean Webster
“Good manners are not merely snobbish ornaments, as Mrs. Lippett's regime appeared to believe. They mean self-discipline and thought for others, and my children have got to learn them.”
Jean Webster, Dear Enemy

Thomas Hughes
“He who has conquered his own coward spirit has conquered the whole outward world;”
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays

Israelmore Ayivor
“No matter how sweet is smells, if you know it will give you a discomfort later, don't even attempt to taste it. Discipline yourself to stay out of sin!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Ernst Jünger
“The anarch's study of the history of the caesars has more of a theoretical significance for him - it offers a sampling of how far rulers can go. In practice, self-discipline is the only kind of rule that suits the anarch. He, too, can kill anyone (this is deeply immured in the crypt of his consciousness) and, above all, extinguish himself if he finds himself inadequate.”
Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil

Miguel Ruiz
“The warrior has awareness...we are aware that we are at war , and the war in our minds requires discipline. Not the discipline of a soldier but the discipline of a warrior. Not the discipline from the outside to tell us what to do and not to do, but the discipline to be ourselves, no matter what.”
Miguel Ruiz

Alaric Hutchinson
“When faced with contrast, take nothing personally and don’t try to defend yourself. Defending one’s self is a vibrational relative of guilt. People will think what they like; do not feed fuel to the fire by reacting. Simply ask questions for clarity and in response say ‘Is that so?’ Take responsibility for the energy you brought to the situation, acknowledge the illusions without attachment, and move forward. Other people’s opinions are none of your business. Remember that each person is on their own unique path, and the mirror of contrast you hold up to them may be exactly what is necessary for their conscious growth at that time.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

Alaric Hutchinson
“Isn’t it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment?

We say, “Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____.”

Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I – or anyone else – decide to give in to “rational excuses” that justify feeling bad – it’s interesting that only further suffering is the result.

There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Sure, we can go there and make choices that dim our lights… and that is fine; there certainly is purpose for it and the contrast gives us lessons to learn… yet if we’re aware of what we are doing and we’re ready to let go of the suffering – then why go there at all? It’s like beating a dead horse. Been there, done that… so why do we keep repeating it?

Pain is going to happen; it’s inevitable in this human experience, yet it is often so brief. When we make those excuses, what happens is: we pick up that pain and begin to carry it with us into the next day… and the next day… into next week… maybe next month… and some of us even carry it for years or to our graves!

Forgive, let it go! It is NOT worth it! It is NEVER worth it. There is never a good enough reason for us to pick up that pain and carry it with us. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Unforgiveness hurts you; it hurts others, so why even go there? Why even promote pain? Why say painful things to yourself or others? Why think pain? Just let it go!

Whenever I look back on painful things or feel pain today, I know it is my EGO that drives me to “go there.” The EGO likes to have the last word, it likes to feel superior, it likes to make others feel less than in hopes that it will make itself (me) feel better about my insecurities. Maybe if I hurt them enough, they will feel the pain I felt over what they did to me. It’s only fair! It’s never my fault; it’s always someone else’s. There is a twisted sense of pleasure I get from feeling this way, and my EGO eats it right up. YET! With awareness that continues to grow and expand each day, I choose to not feed my pain (EGO) or even go there. I still feel it at times, of course, so I simply acknowledge it and then release it.

I HAVE power and choice over my speech and actions. I do not need to ever “go there” again. It’s my choice; it’s your choice. So it’s about damn time we start realizing this. We are not victims of our impulses or emotions; we have the power to control them, and so it’s time to stop acting like we don’t. It’s time to relinquish the excuses.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

Alaric Hutchinson
“It is often the simple daily practices that influence our lives in dramatic ways.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

“John F. Kennedy responded, as he often did when at his best, skillfully mixing dollops of wit with, self-deprecation, and the principle of not-really-going-near-the-question.”
David Pietrusza, 1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

Alaric Hutchinson
“Mastery of impulse is achieved through taking pauses during life’s contrasting situations. Mastery of impulse is about developing strong willpower that can be used to redirect the flow of energy in any situation. Mastery of impulse is about responding to the world with a sense of reason and peace.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

Lailah Gifty Akita
“To know my soul is my greatest knowledge.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Self-discipline is a prerequisite to discovering the true self.”
Joseph Rain

“Self-discipline is not restriction: it’s a path to freedom.”
Joseph Rain

“Self-discipline is the ability to refrain from doing things we would potentially regret.”
Joseph Rain

“In an age that valued prolonged and detailed exposition, complexity, and repetition it was astonishing that Luther should have instinctively discerned the value of brevity.”
Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation

Alaric Hutchinson
“Mastery of impulse is all about self-discipline and choice. The mind is a powerful tool with which we have the ability to be in control of ourselves.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

“Whatever you abuse will return to hunt you. Cultivate the self discipline to use everything within the environment God created them for.”
Paul Bamikole

“Happiness often relies on one character trait:
self-discipline.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

“Safe in the sovereignty of the Godhead, we can count on the fact that WE, rather than just our friends, enemies, or circumstances, will be transformed.”
Brian Eshleman

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