How self-discipline can help you reach success

Nowadays, it is difficult to say that we are completely satisfied with our job. Whether we need to earn more money, whether we should communicate better with those around us, or we simply need more satisfaction in what we do, there is a key element that can improve all these things: discipline. It helps you take control of your mind, thoughts, and actions. It enables you to stay on track until you accomplish what you have to do. 

Contrary to common belief, self-discipline does not mean living a life full of limits and prohibitions, but living life by knowing your priorities and being conscious of your actions. 

Without discipline, everything would be more difficult to accomplish. I’m pretty sure it happened (and not once) that it took you more time and effort to finish a task than usual, or you simply chose to quit that task and never came back to it. Why did it happen like that? Because you were in a moment when you had a huge lack of self-discipline. You wanted to lose weight, but you didn’t. You wanted to exercise more, but you were too tired. You wanted to study a new topic, but you had a headache. Does it sound familiar? All those things happen when you just want to find excuses, and not to really do something to accomplish those wishes. Without self-discipline, chances are, you’ll accomplish nothing. Therefore, get ready to learn how self-discipline can help you reach success either in your personal and professional life and what you should do for that. 

1. It creates a habit

Creating positive daily habits and prioritizing self-care is essential. Therefore, having a routine can help you make it happen. Managing your schedule and building blocks of time may improve your productivity and help you make time for things that are important to you. It could include things like work schedule, time to exercise, spending time with your dear ones, or a regular bedtime. When those things are part of your routine, it will be way easier to keep up with them because they become your “new normal.” 

In addition, the routine can be considered an anchor. No matter what’s going on in your day, knowing that you have a fixed program can be a real comfort. The certainty of the daily routine helps us manage the unexpected events that life can throw up every moment. 

The best part about it is that routine reduces people’s stress level. Trying to remember all your schedule in a day can be really stressful and can fill our brains up with our ‘to-do list”, which can be incredibly overwhelming. 

A great solution for this problem could be using a scheduling appointment software. Appointfix takes all the stress off! Our goal at Appointfix is to make your life easier when it comes to managing your schedule. This efficient and easy to use scheduler manages your appointments, sends automated message reminders to your clients, and helps you manage your business professionally. You can add in Appointfix also your personal events and block off time. Last but not least, the feature we love the most was recently launched: online booking. With Appointfix, your clients can easily book themselves 24/4, and you have no stress, your appointments will be there, right in the app, waiting for you. 

2. It helps you concentrate better

The reason the world has become a better place for all of us today is that someone, at some time, focused on their research work despite the many failures and distractions.

Concentration is an essential element in the thinking processes. Your memory, your perception, your decisions, to learn, to think critically, and to resolve problems, all of them depend on your ability to focus better on the thing you have to do at a certain moment. A lack of concentration means that you’ll be less effective in all of those things, which leads to lower work quality, a lack of creativity, and weaker productivity. Moreover, a lack of concentration can also lead to mistakes, and can often be more or less cost-effective. This is why knowing how to improve your concentration level is such an essential element if you want to be successful in business.

3. It makes you more organized

We already talked about this topic several times. Either you are a hairstylist, nail artist, lash, make-up or tattoo artist, fitness trainer, pet groomer, a barber, or a counselor, you always need to be organized. Why? Because if you are not, there won’t come a pretty little “Santa’s helper” to organize your stuff. Knowing how to stay organized (with your schedule and with your work instruments) is key to reach success in your business. We’ve prepared for you in our previous article some tips & tricks about how you should stay organized at your workplace. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

4. It helps you improve your skills

When you are a disciplined person, you spend your time wisely on a task and, therefore, you put all your passion while doing something. Even if you don’t notice it at the moment, when you focus on what you have to do makes you more and more professional every day. If you want to reach success, you need to be master at something. You need to do something better than anyone else. Mastery comes with discipline, and some people fail because they don’t focus on mastering anything. If you want to reach success, do one thing at a time…and master it. Never forget that self-discipline leads to mastery, and mastery leads to success.

5. It makes you act more ethic

Who’s the hardest worker in the room? Maybe you are. At work, ethical behavior is “the legal and moral code guiding employee behavior.” By completing your objectives every day, you will boost your confidence and determination in your work. Improving yourself every day to achieve your dream and helping your co-workers and clients are part of ethical thinking. As a professional, you won’t close the shop 2 minutes earlier, but probably you’ll close 10 minutes later to finish your task and not do it in a hurry. Therefore, professionalism and ethics in the workplace are the guiding principles that an individual sets in order to achieve success. 

Below, we have some famous quotes for you that reveal how important discipline is:

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” Jim Rohn

Without self-discipline, success is impossible.” Lou Holtz

The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” Maxwell Maltz

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

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” Napoleon Hill

I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one.” Nikola Tesla

Your level of success is determined by your level of self-discipline and perseverance.” Anonymous

Self-discipline is a key to many doors. Not least of which is one that leads to a better, stronger, and healthier version of yourself.” Zero Dean

Peace and happiness shall fill your mind deep within if you act according to truth and self-discipline.” Gobind Singh

All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you.” Dwayne Johnson

Diana is Marketing Specialist at Appointfix, an app helping professionals and small businesses easily schedule appointments and reduce client no-shows using automated text reminders. Feel free to drop her an email at diana.muresan@appointfix.com.